Anatoly Basin

Anatoly Basin

About the Artist

Anatoly Basin was born in a military family in Leningrad in 1936. He received a technical education, graduating from Radio-Technical School and Architectural Department of Leningrad State Institute of Engineering and Architecture. Afterwards, Basin worked as an engineer and an architect.

As an artist Basin was greatly influenced by... Read More

Anatoly Basin

Anatoly Basin was born in a military family in Leningrad in 1936. He received a technical education, graduating from Radio-Technical School and Architectural Department of Leningrad State Institute of Engineering and Architecture. Afterwards, Basin worked as an engineer and an architect.

As an artist Basin was greatly influenced by his teacher Osip Sidlin and visited his studio in a Kapranov, Palace of Culture from 1956 to 1972. Sidlin's creative heritage is still being a subject of comprehension for Basin as Anatoly Basin is not only an artist, but a keeper of certain tradition, memory keeper, myth-maker, and a narrator in some way.

For many years Basin's work has shown an individualized depth of color and space that transforms an imitation of reality into a reflection  of the painters consciousness. Line on Basin's canvases snatches contours of female body or subjects of still-life out of darkness. This is a solemn performance and at the same time, deliberate human's intrusion into the sacral spheres. The artist obsessively aspires to "see the voices" as Moses saw God on Mount Sinai.

Philosophical and even mystical quests are peculiar to Basin. "In another world I won't be asked why I haven't been Moses, I'll be asked why I haven't been Myself". Basin quotes this citation without indicating the source in his small article in 1981. Intent on looking inside his own soul and searching for himself in his own works seem to interest the painter even more than painting. The artist willingly shares the results with the viewers, publishing from time to time texts full of quotations and linguistic studies.

Notwithstanding the inclination to theorize, Basin doesn't make an impression of a severe wise man. He eagerly hands down his knowledge to his apprentices while his private archive formed the basis for the well-known album called "Gazanevshchina"* published in Jerusalem and then in Saint Petersburg as well.

* Two legally allowed nonconformist exhibitions were held in Gaza Palace of Culture and "Nevsky" Palace of Culture.

Nowadays lives and works in Saint Petersburg and Jerusalem.

 

Education

1956 - Leningrad Radio-Technical School.

1963 - Architectural Department of Leningrad State Institute of Engineering and Architecture, Soviet Union;

Studied painting in O. Sidlin's studio in Kapranov Palace of Culture (1956-1972). Specialty: an architect, an engineer.

Memberships in creative unions, associations

Former member of ALEF (Union of Leningrad's Jewish Artists);Member of Saint Petersburg department of Union of Artists of Russia;Member of Jerusalem department of Union of Artists of Jerusalem.

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2010... State Museum "Tsarsk Collection", St. Petersburg.

2008... "Ella" Gallery, Jerusalem;

2007 Gallery "E", St. Petersburg;

2004 The Alternativ Gallery, Tel-Aviv;

1999 The BaProzdor, Tel-Aviv;

1998 Judische Galerie, Berlin, Germany;

1992, 94 The State Museum of Urban Sculpture, St. Petersburg;

1989 The Ariadna Gallery, Leningrad;

1987 The Chelouche Gallery, Tel-Aviv;

1986 Lohamey Hagetaot Gallery, kibbutz Lohamey Hagetaot;

1984 The Allon Gallery, Jerusalem;

1983 The Debel Gallery, Jerusalem;

1982 Artists House, Jerusalem;

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009 This Summer, International Federation of Artists (IFA), St. Petersburg.

2008 Zoom, Central Exhibition Hall «Maneg», St. Petersburg.

2007 Russian Dissidents, El Centro de Arte Museo de Almería;

The Divine Image, «The New Gallery». Jerusalem, Israel.

2006 Elit-Art, Barselona, Spain.

Time of Changes, Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.

Soviet Venus, Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.

2004 Gazanevschina, Manege, St. Petersburg.

2003....l'avant-garde on the river Neva, 2-nd part of the 20th century, Tretiakov Gallery Moscow.

2002 Manege, The Artists House, St. Petersburg.

2001 Jerusalemites, The Artists House, Jerusalem.

New Manege, Moskva.

2000 Kosmopolit, Galerie Storkower Bogen, Berlin.

1998 Contemporary Art of St.-Petersburg, Art Collegium, St. Petersburg.

The Babyilon tower, Art Collegium, St. Petersburg.

Personal Preferences, Zetlin Museum of Russian Art, Israel.

1997 Portraits of  the XX Century Art Personalities,

on the occasion of the 125-th Anniversary of Sergei Dyagilev –

Dyagilev Art Center, Tavricheski Palace, St. Petersburg.

Ungleiche Zeiten, Zeitgenosische Malerei aus St.Petersburg.

Bad Homburg, Germany.

20 Anniversary of Manege HALL, Manege, St. Petersburg.

1994-95 Self-Identification, Kiel, Berlin, Oslo, Sopot, St. Petersburg, Sophienholm.

1995 The Artist's House, Jerusalem, Israel.

R. Arfsten Gallery, Milwaukee, Wi, USA.

Sixty years of the Sidlin's School, Manege, St. Petersburg.

1995, 97, 99, 2001, 03, 05, 07

Dialogues, Manege, St. Petersburg.

1994,95,96,97,98,99, 2000,01,03,04,05,06,07,08,09

Petersburg, Manege, St. Petersburg.

New Acquisitions, Manege, St. Petersburg.

III Biennale of St. Petersburg, Manege, St. Petersburg.

Artreality, Manege, St. Petersburg.

1993 Jerusalem in Art, Museum Bar-David, Baram, Israel.

Emigration. Destinies of St. Petersburg Artists, Museum of The History of The City, St. Petersburg.

Homage to the Teacher, works by pupils of the Artist Osip Sidlin, The State Museum of Urban Sculpture, St. Petersburg.

My Friends – The Heroes of a Myth, The Marble Palace – The Russian Museum, St.    Petersburg.

1992 Anniversaire Cite des Arts, Artist's House, Jerusalem.

La Femme - vue par Anatoly Basin, Maison de France, Jerusalem.

Jerusalem in Art, The Negev Museum, Beer-Sheva.

Homage To Yossie Stern, Hutzot Hayotzer, Jerusalem.

The Museum of The History of The City, St. Petersburg.

1992 Anniversaire Cite des Arts, Artist's House, Jerusalem.

La Femme - vue par Anatoly Basin, Maison de France, Jerusalem.

Jerusalem in Art, The Negev Museum, Beer-Sheva.

Homage To Yossie Stern, Hutzot Hayotzer, Jerusalem.

The Museum of The History of The City, St. Petersburg.

1991 Exhibition at the City Hall of Paris within musical sound performance of cello and  paintings by Basin

940 return ticket, Artist's House, Haifa & Jerusalem.

"Moreno Gallery", European Parlament, Strasburg, France.

New Acquisitions, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

1990 The Israel Art Month, The Israel Festival, Jerusalem.

Image, Artist's House, Jerusalem.

1989 Israel Art Week, The Israel Festival , Jerusalem.

From Non-Official Art to Perestroika, Manege, Leningrad.

Contemporary Art of Leningrad, The Gavan Gallery, Leningrad.

Two Generations, Museum of History of The City, Leningrad.

From Gulag to Glasnost, Art Festival, Lousville.

1988 The Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Jerusalem.

1987 The Ramat-Gan Museum, Ramat-Gan, Israel.

8 peintres figuratifs, Peinture Fraiche Gallery, Paris.

Nature-Morte, Chelouche Gallery, Tel-Aviv & Center of Visual Art, Beer-Sheva.

Figure-Portrait, Chelouche Gallery, Tel-Aviv, & Mishkanot Sheananim, Jerusalem.

1986 Selection-3, Artist's House, Jerusalem.

1985 Salon de Beaux-Arts, Grand Palais, Paris.

1983 The10-th Anniversary of the Debel Gallery, Jerusalem.

1980 Nicht-Officielle Kunst aus Russland at the Zentrum, Wien.

1978 18 Artists from Leningrad, The Museum of Modern Art, Erevan, Armenia.

1976-77 Alef Group in

The Judah L.Magnes Museum, Berkley, Ca.

The Klutznic Museum, Washington D.C.

The Scirball Museum, Los-Angeles, Ca.

1975-76 Three Alef Group Exhibitions, Leningrad and Moscow.

1974-77 Three Non-Conformist Exhibitions, The Gaza, the Nevsky.

and the Kalinin Palaces of Culture, Leningrad.

1968-69 Three Nonofficial Exhibitions at The Kozitsky Palace of Culture, Leningrad.

 

Main collections:

Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia;

State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg;

State Museum of City Sculpture, St. Petersburg, Russia;

The Central Exhibition Hall "Manege", St. Petersburg, Russia;

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel;

Ein-Harod Museum, Ein Harod, Israel;

The Negev Museum, Beer-Sheva, Israel;

The Ruthger University, (The Norton Dodge Collection) Zimmerli Art Museum, New Jersey, USA;

Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art Erarta, St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Museum of Modern Art, Maneg, St. Petersburg, Russia;

El Centro de Arte Museo de Almería;

State Museum "Tsarsk Collection", St. Petersburg.

 

Awards and received grants:

2008 Prize "Artist of the Year", by Artindex, Petersburg.

1998 Certificate of Merit, Petersburg-97.

1995 Certificate of Merit, Petersburg-94.

1986 Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris – award.

1986 Ish Shalom Prize for Jerusalem Artists.

 

Publications:

1996 Published the book "Chisla-20".

2004 Published the book "Gaza Phenomenon", second edition.

1996 Published the book "Veseliil".

1989 Published the book "Gaza Phenomenon", about non-conformist art  movement in post-Stalinist Russia.

1981 Published the book "My Genoscript".

 

 

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