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Nikolay Reznichenko

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nickolaireznishenko_beached

BEACHED 15559

Oil 50cm x 50cm 650

nikolaireznichenko_pearls

PEARLS 15275

Oil 70cm x 50cm 1,850

nickolaireznishenko_spoonfull

SPOONFUL 15552

Oil 50cm x 70cm 1,950

nickolaireznishenko_coolread

COOL READ 15557

Oil 50cm x 40cm 650

nickolaireznishenko_myball

MY BALL 15551

Oil 70cm x 50cm 2,500

nickolaireznishenko_cactii

CACTII 15556

Oil 50cm x 40cm 650

nikolaireznichenko_toohot

TOO HOT 15283

Oil 50cm x 40cm 650

nickolaireznishenko_littlebird

LITTLE BIRD 15550

Oil 70cm x 90cm 2,500

nickolaireznishenko_flyinghigh

FLYING HIGH 15553

Oil 70cm x 50cm 1,850

Nikolay was born in 1958 in the Saratov region, southeast of Moscow. He was educated at the art school there before being accepted as a student at the nautical school in Kerch, near the Black Sea. Military service in Kiev followed, before he returned south to Krasnodar, for a period studying art and architecture.

 

In 1982 he moved to Kostomuksha, a town in Karelia in the northwest region of Russia, near the border with Finland. Here he was involved in building projects as well as teaching painting and graphic art in the local school. In 1986 the first, very successful, exhibition of his work took place in Karelis. This led to his being invited to exhibit more widely in Russia.  Subsequent exhibitions have brought recognition and appreciation of his work, establishing him as an important artist. As a result he moved to St Petersburg, the artistic centre of Russia.

 

Nikolay has also restored orthodox icons, and organised their illustration in books. His range of experience has had an important influence on his art. At present he prefers to work in oil, mainly painting figurative work, sometimes on canvas and, more unusually, on the boards that he has previously used as his palettes. These boards are rubbed down, but the underlying patterns, shapes and colours are used as inspiration for the new pictures.