SERGEJ GLINKOV

The Sergej Glinkov’s work mostly consists of oil painting, but also includes drawing, watercolor and collage. His most recent works are the result of an artistic journey embarked upon in Kiev, the city of his birth, and continued in Venice, the city that adopted him: two Orients that have profoundly marked his pictorial language, which in the fundamental quality of its own formal and chromatic syntax recalls the canon of Byzantine iconographic tradition. One of the central themes is the human figure interpreted as matter that is physically embodied through time. This is, for him, the essence of the painterly act. In fact, he interprets the surface of the canvas or sheet of paper as “body” and “duration”, as an organism that is transformed to the point of crystallizing its hybrid nature in a precarious balance between background and foreground, vibrating with reciprocal transmutation. In this sense the spatial quality of Glinkov’s work is both figurative and anti-figural.

Sergej Glinkov (Serguei Zagniboroda) was born in Kiev (Ukraine) in 1963.

Graduated in painting from one of the top Art Schools in the country, the Schevtchenko Art School, in 1981 he relocated to Venice, Italy, to study art of painting in depth.

In Venice he graduated with a Master degree in painting from Academy of Fine Arts and then attended and graduated with a Master degree in architecture from Venice IUAV University.

Sergej has obtained several awards and mentions such as the Grand Prix for painting from the “XLII-nd International painting ex-tempore”, Piran, Slovenia, 2007; Award mention from Province of Como at “Painting Contest Lombardy-Europe”, Erba, Italy, 1992; Acquisition prize from the “Bevilacqua La Masa 1986”, Venice; First prize at the “San Fedele premio”, Milan, Italy, 1986; Golden medal 1-st Prize at “Young Europe art contest”, Bassano, Italy, 1985.

The works of Sergej are part of several public and private collections in Italy and abroad, including the prestigious collection of the Museum of Modern Art Ca ‘Pesaro of Venice, Italy and the Obalne Galleries of Piran, Slovenia.

His Art has been also published in numerous magazines and journals. A full illustrated monographic catalog “sergej glinkov – 1000io” with texts in Italian, German and English was published in 2007.

Presently, he lives and works in Triest, Italy.