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Интернет-журнал "Новости искусства в Санкт-Петербурге"

Sergey Laushkin

«City's back»


29 November - 21 December 2011


City’s back

Townspeople in transport, in people stream, in front of you, you look someone in the back; the backs only, the whole city from the back. You iclines to look at the walls with no windows. Walls – are steppes, rising into the sky. And backs, too, are steppes, small, flowering and fragrant, tanned and pale. Attracts everything:both backs and walls. The townspeople bear at their backs the evening rays. The city walls - the backs of the city kept the sun propping up the shadows. Even the stray dogs, flashing his hairy backs between light and shade, pour into the unity of the whole city.

Laushkin Sergey

1953 was born in village of Preobrazhenka, Southern Urals, USSR
1973 graduated from the College of Art, Cheboksary, USSR
Member of the Union of the Artists, Urals.

Sergey’s works are full of life and emotion, created in a simple, straightforward fashion. His positive attitude towards life is expressed in every painting. Sergey has an incredible gift of finding new and exciting details in everyday life and expressing it in a way that gives his audience a sense of joy, wholeness and clarity.

"Of all the aspects of painting - color, paint, strokes - I focus on the latter.  My grandfather was a blacksmith and in my childhood I often watched iron heat and cool with hissing. Grandfather worked incredibly fast while the metal was hot and flexible. This is how I like to paint - fast, while my palette knife is "hot" and I feel the moment. The brush as an instrument is too "liquid" for me - it lacks density and contact with the canvas. Spreading paint on canvas gives me physical delight. I enjoy the sense of freshness in art, and I’m really happy when it is reflected in my paintings. There are like two esthetics in my woks, one is warm of the home, the other is urbanism. But no obvious border between them exists. I never change what I have created because I know I’ll never feel the way I did at that particular moment. It's the very moment that excites me."


Fine Arts Museum, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Youth Museum, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Collection of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan
Gallery of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia
The Association «OTTO ARTE», Ferentino, Italy
The Museum of Nonconformist Art, St. Petersburg, Russia
Museum of Fine Arts, Nizhniy Tagil, Russia
Museum of Fine Arts, Novosibirsk, Russia
Private Gallery «X-MAX», Ufa, Russia
Private Gallery "А3", Moscow
Regional Museum of Fine Arts,  Tomsk, Russia
Republican Museum of Fine Arts,  Cheboksary, Russia


1994 Palace of Culture, Yekaterinburg, Russia
1995 Palace of Culture, Yekaterinburg, Russia
1996 Palace of Culture, Yekaterinburg, Russia
1997 The Urals Museum of Youth, Yekaterinburg, Russia
1998 Private Gallery, Ferentino, Italy
1999 "S.P.A.S." Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
1999 "Nevorgaph" Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
1999 Blue Hall, the Artist’s Union of Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia
1999 The Urals Museum of Youth, Yekaterinburg, Russia
2000 The Urals Museum of Youth, Yekaterinburg, Russia
2000 The Museum of Fine Arts, Yekaterinburg, Russia
2001 Global Art Venue, Seattle, USA
2001 Art Center, Vancouver, Canada
2001 The Urals Museum of Youth, Yekaterinburg, Russia
2001 "S.P.A.S." Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2002 "S.P.A.S." Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2003 "S.P.A.S." Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2003 Masters Guild Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2003 10, Pushkinskaya Street, St. Petersburg, Russia
2004 Seattle, USA
2004 Microsoft firm, USA
2004 "S.P.A.S." Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2005 «Steppe, River and Grove, 10, Crymsky Val, art-salon "Picture", Moscow, Russia
2005 «Iron Bolero», 10, Crymsky Val,  Moscow, Russia
2005 «Champagne bottles», Non-conformist’s museum, 10, Pushkinskaya Street, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2006 Hay Hill Gallery, London, Great Britain
2007 "Acryl Girls", "Okno" (Window) Gallery, Yekaterinburg, Russia
2007-2008 «Menu of author», "S.P.A.S." Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2008 Gallery of Modern Art "Sound Space", Yekaterinburg, Russia
2008 Gallery EXPO-88 ", Moscow
2009 National Museum of Fine Arts, the Cheboksary, Russia
2010 "Canvas, oil squared", project "High Water", Gallery Fund of generations of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Ugra, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
2010 "To Be Continued", Central House of Artists, Art Center "PICTURE", Krymsky Val, 10, Moscow, Russia
2010 Gallery «X-MAX» Ufa, Russia


1998 OTTO ARTE International Art Fair, Ferentino, Italy
1998 International Art Fair, Fumone, Italy
1999 Exhibition of "S.P.A.S." Gallery, De Wijk, Holland
2001 International Art Fair, Moscow
2003 «Ballet. Ballet? Ballet!» Exhibition of "S.P.A.S." Gallery, DAR gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
2003 Exhibition of "S.P.A.S." Gallery, De Wijk, Holland
2003 Biennial of drawings, Novosibirsk, Russia
2004 XXI century, Ekaterinburg, Russia
2004 Exhibition of "S.P.A.S." Gallery, Apeldoorn, Holland
2005 Exhibition S.P.A.S. Gallery, De Wijk, the Netherlands
2005 Exhibition of "S.P.A.S." Gallery, Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2005 «ART LONDON» Artek gallery, London
2006 International Biennial of drawings, Central Exhibition Hall Manege, Saint-Petersburg
2007 International Biennial of drawings, Novosibirsk, Russia
2010 "Contemporary romantics".  Saint-Petersburg". "S.P.A.S." Gallery at Open Art Fair, Utrecht, Holland
2010 "From Russia with love", exhibition of "S.P.A.S." Gallery in Florence, Italy

Sergey Laushkin participated in more then 100 art shows in Russia and abroad.