Интернет-журнал "Новости искусства в Санкт-Петербурге"

Exhibition of October

Viktor Borisov


17 October - 8 November 2017


The tradition of trying to portray the movement in static visual art is the very ancient and Petersburg artist Viktor Borisov contributes to it. The characters which he portrays are often in a violent movement: dance, running, playing musical instruments... But these are not instant photos, not a stopped moment, but namely the impression of a continuing movement. He does not separate the line, the spot from the real image, but gives them an independent movement and animate rhythm. As a result, the picture is filled with movement, reinforcing the plot idea. And if you select music for his paintings, then it will be his favorite jazz. Many of his paintings are devoted to Jazz, but even in his other works jazz rhythms in linear strokes, in strokes of color spots, in contrast of figures and background, are caught. And even its compositional constructions assume the perception of the work as a single chord, at once as a whole. It is characteristic that even in this subject he does not leave the range of figurative art, he does not go into lyrical abstraction, although the memories of it somewhat cool his scenes, despite the expressiveness of the expression.

Previous exhibitions have developed other themes, when adequate stylistic techniques have been applied, so it seems that the artist's work in his jubilee year can be regarded as a continuous search for new themes, new impressions and new ways of expressing them - a continuous movement in creativity.

Nikolay Blagodatov
20 August 2017, Saint-Petersburg

Viktor Borisov

1957 - Born in Leningrad
1982 - he graduated from Leningrad College of Applied Arts named after Vera Mukhina
1998 - Member Union of Artists
2000 - and founder of the artistic group "Vertical"
2014 - assistant professor Department of Design Institute of television, business and design


The City Sculpture State Museum, St. Petersburg
Konstantin Fedin State Museum, Saratov, Russia
Mordovia Republican Museum of Fine Arts named after Stepan Er’zya
The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
Works are kept in many private collections in Germany, Austria, Canada, Korea, Kuwait, France,
Finland, Russia, Sweden, USA and Turkey.


1991, 1992 Exhibition Hall on Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg, Russia
1993 Exhibition in Germany
1995, 1996, 1997 exhibition at the City Sculpture State Museum, St. Petersburg
2000 "City of Women" gallery "National Center"
2001 "Autumn Rhythm", the exhibition center of Moscow region, St. Petersburg
2002 "Angels, stones and a time", City Sculpture State Museum, St. Petersburg
2002 "Stones and Time," Russian-German Center, St. Petersburg
2003 "Post industry", National Center Gallery, St. Petersburg
2005 "Improvisation", the exhibition center of Moscow region, St. Petersburg
2006 "Albino", Russian-German Center, St. Petersburg
2007 "SWING", gallery "Art Alley", St. Petersburg
2011 “Accumulation”, S.P.A.S. Gallery, St. Petersburg
2012 “The space of memory”, Anna Akhmatova Museum in Fountain House, St. Petersburg