Vladimir Shinkarev

Works: 2
About the artist

Vladimir Shinkarev is a Soviet and Russian artist, one of the founders of the Mitki group, and an ideologist of the Mitki movement. Lives in St. Petersburg.

Shinkarev was born in 1954 in Leningrad. From 1974 to 1977 he studied at courses at the Leningrad Higher Art and Industrial School named after. V.I. Mukhina and at the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after. I. E. Repin. In 1977 he graduated from the geological department of Leningrad State University.

Since 1975 he has been participating in unofficial apartment exhibitions. Since 1981 – member of the Association of Experimental Fine Arts. In 1985 he became one of the founders of the Mitki group, and in 2008 he left the group. Since 1990 - one of the founders of the publishing house "Mitkilibris". Since 1995 - one of the founders of the publishing house "Red Sailor". Since 1991 - member of the International Federation of Artists. Since 1993 - member of the St. Petersburg Society "A-Ya", since 1994 - member of the Union of Artists of Russia. In 2007, the artist became the laureate of the first art award “Art Awards. Artist of the Year – 06” for achievements in the field of fine arts. In 2008 he received the Joseph Brodsky Prize.

In the paintings of Shinkarev, an exponent of the St. Petersburg landscape tradition, a monochrome color scheme predominates, built on shades and coloristic nuances, where light plays a key role. The artist's skill lies in the perfection of compositional solutions, tonal structure, ingenious capacity and laconicism of images.



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