Oleg Kudryashov: Bridge to the Future


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Oleg Kudryashov: Bridge to the Future


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Oleg Kudryashov born in Moscow in 1932. He became one of the leading graphic artists in Moscow in the 1960s, but finding himself alien to the official Soviet culture, emigrated to London in 1973 where he lived and worked there until 1998. He is the only famous Russian artist who chose to emigrate to Britain and after being discovered by Ronald Penrose rubbed shoulders with the likes of Peter Blake and Frances Hodgkins on equal footing. He represented Britain at the Third Biennale of European Graphic Art in Baden- Baden in 1983.

Oleg’s creative diapason is very wide. Despite being primarily a graphic artist, he does not want to be entrapped in the two-dimensional flatness of paper; he transforms the medium into spatial construction, crossing from paper reliefs to metal sculptures. When he is hindered by the stillness of time locked in his drawings he turns to a film camera, setting the forms born by his powerful creative energy in motion. Oleg sees no dividing lines between different art genres and forms.
The Tate Gallery curators were the first ones to buy the works of this unusual and original London artist from Russia. The Tate was followed by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow, the National Gallery of Art and Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum Boijmans, Rotterdam and all major Russian art museums.

Oleg Kudryashov moved back to Russia in 1998 where he was awarded the State Prize for Arts, the highest National Art Award, in 2001.

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Dimensions 230 × 290 mm

Christina Lodder

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Christina Lodder is one of the world leading authorities
on Russian modern art and Constructivism in particular. She has produced a
number of definitive studies and monographs on the subject including on Naum
Gabo. She is the Honorary Professor of History of Art of the University of Kent
and the President of Malevich Society, New York, USA.

Edward Lucie-Smith is an art critic, curator and
broadcaster. He has published over 200 book in all and is generally regarded as
the most prolific and the most widely published writer on art with sales
totalling over 1,000,000 copies including in Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian
and Persian. A number of his art books, among them Movements in Art since 1945,
Visual Arts of the 20th Century, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Art Today are
used as standard texts throughout the world. Movements in Art since 1945, first
published in 1969, has been continuously in print since that date and has been
completely updated six times since first publication.

Igor Golomstock became well known in the Soviet Union for
co-writing the first book to be published there on Picasso as well as books on
Cezanne, Hieronymus Bosch and on the art of ancient Mexico in 1960s. In 1972,
he emigrated to the United Kingdom, where he taught at the universities of St.
Andrews, Essex and Oxford. He is a co-author of Unofficial Art from the Soviet
Union and Soviet Emigre Artists. Other publications include two volumes in
Russian – English Art and Art of the Avant-garde. His authoritative
Totalitarian Art, published in English in 1990, has never been out of print.

Sergei Reviakin is an art curator and collector
specialising in modern and contemporary Russian and British art. He earned his
MPhil in Art History and Connoisseurship from Glasgow University at Christie's
London and is a co-author of "The International Art Markets: The Essential
Guide for Collectors and Investors" and an author of "The
Russian Experiment Continues: Russian Avant-Garde of the 1950s -1970s". Sergei
curated a number of exhibitions in the UK and Europe including "Freedom Inside
Yourself", Oleg's first retrospectives in the UK (Bermondsey Project Space,
London) in 2012 and in Italy (Municipal Art Gallery, Trieste) in 2015.



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