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Vyacheslav Shraga

From 19 January to 15 February

«The White Clouds of My Childhood»


«I died in 1914 year in Gulyay-poleh, autumn late, to sobbing of rain, vaguely peeping out from amalgam of cracked looking-glass.

On 27th of January 1953 year on 87, Zhukovskogo Street, in town of Faporozhye, whole my past life instantly flashed before me and with the cry of new-born sunk into oblivion...

Old lantern swinging down cold wind of Dnepr, noted with surprise that in constellation of Aquarius appeared a silver dish with stuffed pike - «what it betokens?», - he thought.

I was born!

There is chaos of space and time. There is a bulb in the black socket. There is warm tenderness of maternal milk.

There are green dreams. There is feeling of eternity.

There is alarming ultramarine of night window. There is pink light of lampshade. There is rainbow of black disc. «A tango - this is old record:» There is smell of fried fish.

There are Maria and Boris. There is rustling of maple. There is whisper before dawn - «let us went away!»

It is parting sigh of locomotive.
It is shrilling siren,
Blue shadows, running away from the train
The childhood,
It will rest here for ever,
On the left bank of the Kalmius River,
On the second plot,
In the house number one,
In communal flat 43.

Vyacheslav Shraga

Vyacheslav Shraga

1953 - Was born in Mariupol, USSR
1972 - Graduated from Krasnodar Art College, Krasnodar, USSR
Since 1974 has been living in Leningrad (now Saint-Petersburg)
1980 - Founded the art studio of contemporary art, started to teach art to young painters; this activity was awarded by state with:
- Jubilee medal from President of Russia and Governor of Saint-Petersburg, as regards of 300-years Anniversary of Saint-Petersburg
- Name of laureate in All-Russia Festival "Folk Art of Russia"
- "Best teacher art-studios and schools". Win of competition, received Diploma and "Chrystal Ball".

Member of Artists Union of Saint-Petersburg


  • Municipal Museum, Cologne, Germany
  • Municipal Museum, Rome, Italy
  • The Metropolitan Museum, New-York, USA
  • The George Pompidou Center, Paris, France


  • 1981 Nautical session of UNESCO, Exhibition Hall Harbor, Leningrad, USSR
  • 1983 INTER-CLUB, Leningrad, USSR
  • 1985 House of culture named after Kirov, Leningrad, USSR
  • 1987 Jacques-Pierre Simontaki Galler, Milan, Italy
  • 1989 Jazz-club, Leningrad, USSR
  • 1989 Irina Matisse Gallery, Paris, France
  • 1991 "S.P.A.S." Gallery, St. Petersburg
  • 1994 Harry Blom Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1994 Appeldoorn, Holland
  • 1995 "S.P.A.S." Gallery, St. Petersburg
  • 1996 "S.P.A.S." Gallery, St. Petersburg
  • 1997 the State Museum of F. Dostoevsky, St. Petersburg
  • 1998 "S.P.A.S." Gallery, St. Petersburg
  • 1999 "S.P.A.S." Gallery, St. Petersburg
  • 1999 "Okhta" Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg
  • 1999 Business Center, St. Petersburg
  • 2000 "S.P.A.S." Gallery, St. Petersburg
  • 2000 "S.P.A.S." Gallery in De Wijk, Holland
  • 2000 "Art-city" Gallery, St. Petersburg
  • 2001 "S.P.A.S." Gallery, St. Petersburg
  • 2002 Ex ANIMO, S.P.A.S., Gallery, St. Petersburg
  • 2003 The Silence of Doctor Colognombus, S.P.A.S., Gallery, St. Petersburg
  • 2003 When the Summer smells the Winter, Matisse Club Gallery, St. Petersburg
  • 2004 "Provincial romance", S.P.A.S., Gallery, St. Petersburg
  • 2006-2007 "The Touch", Matisse Club Gallery, St. Petersburg
  • 2007 "Via Maria", S.P.A.S., Gallery, St. Petersburg