Biography of Alexandr KACHKIN

 

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Kiev, Ukraine, in 1955, in 1980 Alexandr Kachkin graduated from the Kiev Art Institute. He now resides in Toronto. Since 1997, he is represented by Galerie Valentin.

 

SUBJECT/ THEMES

Kachkin’s paintings contain a fascinating combination of fantasy, harsh reality and mysterious warmth. Card players, musicians, clowns and puppeteers, their dreams of happiness give them a youthful allure, even if their memories may be sad.

Bathed in warm mysterious light the people are happy to be alive even if their existence may seem difficult.

The curator of the New-Shag Gallery in Kiev says “his paintings are the fantasy of reality, or reality of fantasy”.

 

TECHNIQUE / MEDIUM

Alexandr Kachkin paints in oil on canvas. His work is reminiscent of the Renaissance paintings but with a twist. He plays with colour and light, purple red and golden yellow, with thick depths of blue and impenetrable backgrounds.

 

EXHIBITIONS 

  • Spring 2010-2000: Artists Choice, Group exhibition, Galerie Valentin, Montreal
  • Winter 2009-1999: Small Size work, Group exhibition, Galerie Valentin, Montreal
  • Fall 2009 : Solo, Gallery Gevik, Toronto
  • Fall 2007 : Solo, Gallery Gevik, Toronto
  • Spring 2004: Solo, Galerie Valentin, Montreal
  • Spring 2002: Solo, Gallery Gevik, Toronto
  • Spring 2001: Solo, Galerie Valentin, Montreal
  • Spring 2000: Solo, Gallery Gevik, Toronto
  • Spring 1999: Self-portrait, Group exhibition, Galerie Valentin, Montreal
  • May 1999: Solo, Galerie  Valentin, Montreal
  • Spring 1998: Solo, Gallery Gevik, Toronto
  • Fall 1997: Solo, Gallery Gevik, Toronto
  • April 1995: Artexpo 95, New York, USA
  • March 1995: Art Frankfurt 95, Germany
  • December 1994: Neo-Shag before Christmas, Central House of Artists, Moscow
  • May 1994: CIAE 94, Chicago, USA
  • March 1994: Art Frankfurt 94, Germany
  • March 1994: Artexpo 94, New York, USA
  • February 1993: Neo-Shag Gallery, Group Exhibition, Moscow
  • December 1993: Neo-Shag before Christmas, Central House of Artists, Moscow
  • November 1993: Christmas Collection, Neo-Shag Gallery, Exhibition Hall of St. Petersburg Union of Artists
  • October 1993: Artmif 3, Manege, Moscow
  • June 1993: Summer Opening Day, Neo-Shag Gallery, Central House of Artists, Moscow
  • March 1993: Moscow,  St. Petersburg, Artists of  two Capitals, Exhibition Hall of St. Petersburg Union of Artists
  • April 1993: Art Frankfurt 93, Germany
  • February 1993: Neo-Shag Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Exhibition Hall of the Union of Artists, Moscow
  • December 1992: Neo-Shag before Christmas, Central House of Artists, Moscow
  • October 1992: Neo-Shag, Première at St. Petersburg, Exhibition Hall of St. Petersburg Union of Artists
  • April 1992: New Name, Palace of Youth, Moscow.  Painting prize
  • April 1991: Solo Exhibition, History Museum of Kiev



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