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Lot 59

EVGENI GORDIETS, oil on canvas

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

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Evgeni Gordiets is a Soviet-trained contemporary surrealist phenomenon who was scouted at the age of five as a child prodigy. Evgeni attended the National School of Fine Arts; received his Masters Degree in Fine Art from the State University of Fine Arts and his PhD in Fine Arts from the State Academy of Fine Art, all in Kiev, Ukraine. After concluding his studies, he joined the National Art University of the Ukraine as a Professor of Art. Gordiets'award-winning work has gained widespread recognition and is held in museums and private collections worldwide. He was honored among his peers in Kiev, where, from 1977 through 1986, he received accolades, awards and grants ranging from a 1st prize in United Nations exhibitions to a Top Artist Achievement Award of the Ukraine. In 1991 Christie's Auction choose one of Evgeni's work for catalog cover. Today, for me, life and painting are one. I have no desire to follow fashion; it has no value to me. In my art, the sea, the sky, woman and child are subjects of importance, eternity. I have no passion for politics. I often use in my work, stone carved forms and water-- these are symbols of eternity. I love sculpture, and I try to unite it with painting. Women, the symbol of love, motherhood and eternity, have great importance in my art. In life, there are some things that last forever; in my work, I communicate this with the sky, water and stones. Gordiets' paintings are pervaded with a profound sense of calm and peace, conveying a longing for eternity and a place of stillness away from our throwaway culture. He creates a serene dream-like atmosphere where quietly magical things happen.In nature, I find a never-ending source of inspiration.” Museum Collections: Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow, RussiaRussian Museum of Contemporary Art, Kieln, GermanyNational Museum of Sevastopol, UkraineMuseum of Contemporary Art, Kiev, UkraineMuseum of Russian Art,Kiev,UkraineNational Museum of Nikolaev, Ukraine National Museum of Lutsk, UkraineNational Museum of Kherson, Zaporozhye, UkraineNational Museum of Cherkasy, UkraineNational Museum of Feodosia, UkraineNational Museum of Khmelnitsky, UkraineAwards:1977 1st Prize Award Winner of art degree in United Nations. Exhibitions, 1982 1st Prize Winner of national Exhibition in Kiev, Ukraine1986 Top Artist Achievement Award of UkrainePublic & Private Collections: Evgeni Gordiets works are held in public and private collections located in the United States, Russia, Ukraine,France, Germany, Finland, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Canada, Japan and Hong Kong. Publications:In Just My Canvas, Ukrainian Fine Art 1994 Evgeni Gordiets The World Within, The World and I of Washington Times Vol.9 #2 1994. The DreamScapes of Evgeni Gordiets, Fine Art Magazine Spring 1996. The World of Evgeni Gordiets, Fine Art Magazine Fall 2005. Evgeni Gordiets in Studio Visit by The Open Studio Press Vol.32 2015



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