Art Kaleidoscope

Between art and craft

Russian artist Grigory Kuznetsov

Rain over the lake

Rain over the lake. Painting by Grigory Kuznetsov

Russian artist Grigory Kuznetsov was born in 1959. He has been a member of the International Art Foundation since 2002 and the Artists Union of Russia since 2004. It is safe to say that the work of Grigory Kuznetsov combines “algebra and harmony” – namely, emotional and carefully tuned composite construction. Perhaps that is due to the fact that the artist, who had in his luggage technical educations, graduated from the Surikov Art Institute in 1996. He is able to see the world through the eyes of both – physics and lyrics.

Coffee in Venice

Coffee in Venice. Painting by Grigory Kuznetsov

Any work of Grigory Kuznetsov is a talk with the universe, an attempt to touch eternity. Language of communication with the world, drawn by the artist is unique, but very clear. His work is recognized by style and variety of tone – festive and nostalgic, sublime and everyday, are united by one common origin. And the general principle is one theme – love. Nothing, but love is present in his art, everything else is its variations.

First stars

First stars. Painting by Grigory Kuznetsov

In the first works of Gregory Kuznetsov is clearly seen that the artist is addicted to the elegance of the Silver Age and fascinated by art of Borisov-Musatov. Paintings of those years are characterized by cold colors and colors slightly whitened, that creates a feeling of tenderness and innuendo.

French motif

French motif. Painting by Grigory Kuznetsov

Going to Italy, Grigory Kuznetsov did not know how much this trip would affect his creative life. It’s hard to say why the heavens of Italy since ancient times influence Russian masters so much, but somehow, if a good artist goes to Italy, a true master with a pronounced personal style comes back. For a long time he was painting Italy from memory. On his canvas came to life landscapes of Venice with a characteristic combination of brick red, olive and purple, cozy cafes with colorful Roman round tables and tiled, like scarlet scales, roofs of the Vatican.

Idyll

Idyll. Painting by Grigory Kuznetsov

Now in his works prevails decorative, space is divided by planes circled by the curved contour, like the stained glass windows. Grigory Kuznetsov visits Italy again and again – but this does not mean that he stopped painting Russian landscapes.

Italian motif

Italian motif. Painting by Grigory Kuznetsov

Labrador tea. Still life

Labrador tea. Still life. Painting by Grigory Kuznetsov

Last beam. Outdoor on the lake Garda

Last beam. Outdoor on the lake Garda. Painting by Grigory Kuznetsov

Live music on Fridays

Live music on Fridays. Painting by Grigory Kuznetsov

Mother. Russian artist Grigory Kuznetsov

Mother. Painting by Grigory Kuznetsov

November in Moscow 2013

November in Moscow 2013. Painting by Grigory Kuznetsov

Paris cafe. Russian artist Grigory Kuznetsov

Paris cafe. Painting by Grigory Kuznetsov

Prayer. A series of 'Guardian Angel'

Prayer. A series of ‘Guardian Angel’. Painting by Grigory Kuznetsov

Red wine

Red wine

Roses

Roses. Painting by Grigory Kuznetsov

Something from the life of kettles. Russian artist Grigory Kuznetsov

Something from the life of kettles. Painting by Grigory Kuznetsov

Source. Angels. Russian artist Grigory Kuznetsov

Source. Angels. Painting by Grigory Kuznetsov

Teapots still life. Russian artist Grigory Kuznetsov

Teapots still life. Painting by Grigory Kuznetsov

The smell of lilacs. Russian artist Grigory Kuznetsov

The smell of lilacs. Painting by Grigory Kuznetsov

The taste of honey. A series of dreams. Russian artist Grigory Kuznetsov

The taste of honey. A series of dreams

Thirst. Russian artist Grigory Kuznetsov

Thirst

Transience. Russian artist Grigory Kuznetsov

Transience. Painting by Grigory Kuznetsov

Twilight. Russian artist Grigory Kuznetsov

Twilight

Verona. Evening. Russian artist Grigory Kuznetsov

Verona. Evening. Painting by Grigory Kuznetsov

Verona. Silhouettes. Russian artist Grigory Kuznetsov

Verona. Silhouettes

Verona. Spirits

Verona. Spirits. Painting by Grigory Kuznetsov

Wine and secret talks

Wine and secret talks. Painting by Grigory Kuznetsov

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