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Andrew Isaenkov Resume
address: Volgogradskaya str. 7-A, ap. 26
660069 Krasnoyarsk Russia
telephone: 7-3912-647825

d.o.b.- 3 february 1966
p.o.b.- Russia, Novosibirsk
Wife - Victoria Isaenkova ( married in 1988 )
Daughter - Alen Isaenkova (7 years)


1. 1971-81 secondary school # 156 ( Novosibirsk )
2. 1975-81 Sity Artistic School # 1 ( Novosibirsk )
3. 1981-85 Surikov's Artistic College ( Krasnoyarsk )
diploma # 557784, " theater artist-decorator"
4. 1985-87 Service in SU Army ( necessary )
5. 1987-93 Krasnoyarsk State Artistic Institute
diploma # 041754, "artist painter"


1989 - Regional Spring Exhibition 1990 - Regional Autumn Exhibition
1991 - Solo Exhibition in "LUKOMORYE- GALLERY" 1992 - Regional
Spring Exhibition 1993 - Solo Exhibition in Krasnoyarsk Museum
1993 - Regional Autumn Exhibition, 1994 - Solo Exhibition in
1994 - Regional Autumn Exhibition, 1995 - Solo Exhibition in
1995 - Regional Autumn Exhibition, 1996 - Solo Exhibition in
1996 - Regional Autumn Exhibition, 1997 - Regional exhibition
1997 - Solo Exhibition in Show-hall of Russian Artist's Unity HALL
1998 - Regional Exhibition devoted 370 th anniversary of Krasnoyarsk
"...As if not all stars are counted
As if not opened our world in detail !"
Thus Gumilyov's lines appeared in memory on the background
of Andrew Isaenkov's works. On the backgrounds of the
great quantity (for such a young painter) of "first-class"
works. And at the same time the impression appears - he is
not mediocrity, he is true painter, and experienced enough
too. He is such painter, who cannot live without painting,
who cannot "not paint".
If you want, you may carefully look for analogies with works
of Coryphaeus. But I don't want to. Because, from any viewpoints,
you see, all here is absolutely his own. These are not
episodical finds, but his own whole and harmonious world. And
I want to point to particularly these - harmony and creative beginnings.
His art, with its generous tenderness and kindness is
the straight opposition as regards vulgarity. His inner views
open panoramas of wonderful, surprising images. The orange
intense heat and night coolness, yellow, blue and violet rivers
and soft light waters with swimming stars and horses are living there.
The pantheism of painter in respect to the world is opened here:
man dissolves in Nature, feels himself as its organic part.
Nature, in its turn, is freely transformed in imagination of
man, and marvelous grasses, flower-childs, leaves-eyes,
mysterious and trustful animals appear on the canvas.
The main theme, which in passing throws in many works of this young painter,
became the theme of wandering. We see wanderers, which usually are
swimming in boards, very often. Boards tire easily shaking on
waves, or are taking away by the river.
Streams, in which travelers are wander, sometimes stand
horizontally to complete silence and contemplation, sometimes
define dynamic harmony of canvas, intersecting it in different
directions - in diagonals and verticals. Rhythms the simple and
complicated - are horned naturally, it seems, that these are
fooled not only by eyes, but and by ear. The composition in this
indivisible picturesque organism is mobile. it pulses always or
shrinks into itself, or opens to all sides. Imitative means are
driven to laconic metaphors (such selection Andrew calls "minimalism"),
but language is not looked as schematic.
Searches, consisted in other group of pictures, which is impossible to
call "sudden throwing out of feeling, already, are fruitful too. The
painter subordinates his feelings and ideas to some ritualism, and
his "minimalism," to symbol formulas. This is not deliberately
ciphered style, but one of the ways of realizing the same theme:
Nature in its wide understanding as the world at whole (real and
fantastic, inner and external), and surprise to its mystery.
Such composition, as a rule, are well-balanced, and attracted to
search of high Intellect beginning In Nature.
It seems, that Andrew's pictures appear directly from the canvas, but
really it turns out, that to all them album black-white for-drafts are
preceded. But the colour forms directly on canvas, displaying
real picturesque temperament of author. Is it sonorous contrast,
or thin range of close colour relations -not one of false note
is permitted.
It is possible to say very much about works of Andrew Isaenkov -
about conformity of his compositions in difficulty, size, close
to square, about specific of his space and time (in this pictures
particular dimension appears), about correlation of line and colour
stain, its. But - it is difficult to use ordinary "art"
terms in this case. But without fail I want to say, that in front of
us painter-poet presents. And I don't afraid of epithets now. It
is impossible to spoil Brilliant talent by epithets.

Helen Bezizvestnykh, art critic.

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