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Sergey Lesnikov


Year of birth:



Styles & Genres:

Impressionism, Realism


Oil on canvas

Sergey Lesnikov, artist from Russia.

He says about himself and his work:

“Old things are inexplicably fascinating - wood, metal, stones, cobwebs of craquelure on old varnish... the way time has worked with them... perhaps as proof that Time is material and has value in itself.

One day, looking at a massive century-old board from an old house, I thought about those works on wood, from icons to paintings, that we had never seen, that were gone, disappeared, lost in time.

What might they look like?

Then the idea came to mind to make such a work, similar to a found artifact, with traces of preserved painting on an old tree.

I liked it and it continues...

Technical education helps to find new and new technological solutions, and now each work is physically unique, due to the uniqueness of the base - old wood, and due to the peculiarities of the process.

Now that many are so passionate about medieval style - fantasy and pseudo-historical stories, from The Lord of the Rings to Game of Thrones, aren't such works interesting - the way they could have been, existing in reality, and reaching the present day?

I'm always on the lookout for new approaches, new elements, sometimes it's the insertion of old metal or other materials.

From time to time I make copies of old masters to stay closer to the theme, and when I want bright and open color, I relax by working in traditional painting.

Main directions of creativity:

- Decorative arts

- Painting

- Copies of paintings

- Icon"

Sergey Lesnikov
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