- Anatolii Ivanovich Sivkov
name = Anatoly Sivkov
birthname = Anatolii Ivanovich Sivkov
Novosibirsk State University
Anatolii Ivanovich Sivkov (alternative spelling: Anatoly Ivanovich Sivkov)(Russian: Анатолий Иванович Сивков)(born 1952) is a contemporary Russian painter. Sivkov studied from 1966-73 at the renowned
Novosibirsk State Universityin Akademgorodok(Russian: Академгородок), a suburb of Novosibirsk. Sivkov lives and works In St. Petersburg, Russia. [cite handout |title= title= "Sivkov, Anatolii" Санкт-Петербург | year=2002 | Handout ]
After completing his training; Anatolii Sivkov in 1976 entered the faculty at the Leningrad Institute of Theatre. In pre-
perestroikaSoviet Russia Sivkov began to work as a creative director for a number of theatres in Leningradand Perm. With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 his career as an artist grew independently from the artistic mainstream. He is recognized as a member of the Union of Artist of the Russian Federation. Sivkov has participated in exhibitions in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Paris, London, Amsterdam and North America. In 2002 a retrospective of his work was held in Regensburg, Germany. [cite handout |title= "Sivkov, Anatolii" Санкт-Петербург | year=2002 | Handout ] . [ [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Syvkov.jpg]
As a student Sivkov yearned to explore outside the teleological-milieu of
socialist realismthe official aesthetic of the Soviet Unionsince the 1930s. In a rare public exhibition held in 1967 Novosibirsk he was introduced to the radical work of Pavel Nikolayevich Filonov(Russian: Павел Николаевич Филонов). Filonov was an influential artist of the early Russian avant-garde whose canvases examined the inner substance of their subject. Along with Filonov's analytical artSivkov’s oeuvre illustrates the influences of Vassily Kandinsky's (Russian: Василий Кандинский) "inner necessity," and Joan Miro's biomorphic masses.
Sivkov's paintings are characterized by a kaleidoscopic complexity of colour, the layered
impastoof his palette, and an applied etching technique that reinforces a sense of flatness in his composition. Sivkov’s style is enormously individualistic and is evasive of all stylistic classification. His art holds a tense equilibrium between unrelinquish expression and compositional exactitude.
Sivkov’s art is nurtured by the heavy, garish sumptuousness of his palette. His colours and application of, are powerfully expressive. The eloquence of his colours come to delineate the non-perspectival pictorial space. Combined with the impasto texture of his work, Sivkov's palette effectively creates a technically sensorial opus.
Sivkov's line art aesthetic, which he employs by a process of applying a heated needle to his thickly coated canvases, adds a compositional element that distinguishes his style from his contemporaries. His work draws inspiration from the ancient temple reliefs of Egypt and Mesopotamia. This is most evident in his proportionality, sense of imposing permanence and almost exclusively depicting the facial profile of his subjects. A correlation can be inferred in his work between ancient
bas-reliefsand line art. Despite the fact that line art tends to be monochromatic Sivkov's engraved lines act in a semi-autonomous relationship from the other elements in his compositions. In this fashion his lines act independently from the artist's palette to emphasize form and outline.
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