Dmitri Matkovsky

Dmitri Matkovsky

About the Artist

Education:

1988 – 1992: Bachelor of Visual Art, Muchina College of Industrial Art in St. Petersburg, Russia

Dmitri Matkovsky is a well-known figure in Russia as a former member of "Auktyon" or АукцЫон, a Russian avant-garde rock band from Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

After retiring early from a... Read More

Dmitri Matkovsky

Education:

1988 – 1992: Bachelor of Visual Art, Muchina College of Industrial Art in St. Petersburg, Russia

Dmitri Matkovsky is a well-known figure in Russia as a former member of "Auktyon" or АукцЫон, a Russian avant-garde rock band from Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

After retiring early from a 25- year career in rock music business he began as an acrylicist and was strongly influenced by such artists as Gustav Klimt, Maurice Denis, Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas.

Since moving to Toronto, Dmitri has migrated from brush to pouring acrylics, working often with palette knives to achieve the unique depth and dimension that is his trademark. He has developed a special love for the space and silence, shuniya, which are the subject of many of his works.  According to Dmitri, "Silence is the mother of music where colors are notes."

The artist has become a fixture in the north of Toronto, where he creates small air sketches and studies that later form the basis for the majestic space scenes in acrylic on large 50"x 50" canvases, for which he is best known.

Matkovsky now is a many-sided personality: a musician, a freelance writer, artist and a yoga instructor.

Solo exhibitions:

2011 "Art into Life", Toronto Library Art Center, Toronto, Canada

2010 "NequilaJazzz", Mod Club, Toronto, Canada

2000 Khvost Gallery, Paris, France - solo show

1999 M&M exhibition (D.Matkovsky & K.Miller), Dostoevsky Literary Memorial Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

1999 OGI Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1997 Khvostenko & Matkovsky, Khvost Gallery, Paris, France

1997 K.Miller Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

1995 "Post Soviet Art - Ptiza" C. Karsten Gallery, Hamburg, Germany - solo show

Selected group exhibitions:

2000 "All St. Petersburg", Central Exhibition Hall "Manege", St. Petersburg, Russia

1998 Acquisitions and Gifts, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

1998 Modern Art Gallery , St. Petersburg, Russia

1997 "All St. Petersburg", Central Exhibition Hall "Manege" , St. Petersburg, Russia

1995 International Biennialle of modern art, St. Petersburg, Russia

1994 Petersburg '94, Central Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg, Russia

1994 Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia

 

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