Leonid Borisov

Leonid Borisov

About the Artist

Leonid Borisov was born in 1943 in Leningrad and graduated from the Electrotechnical Institute of Communications in 1968. In 1975 the artist took part in his first exhibition at the Nevsky Palace of Culture, which was one of the first official exhibitions of non-conformist artists in Leningrad and marked a major milestone in the city's... Read More

Leonid Borisov

Leonid Borisov was born in 1943 in Leningrad and graduated from the Electrotechnical Institute of Communications in 1968. In 1975 the artist took part in his first exhibition at the Nevsky Palace of Culture, which was one of the first official exhibitions of non-conformist artists in Leningrad and marked a major milestone in the city's independent culture. A wide variety of artistic movements - for abstractionism to pop art - were displayed before the public, which resulted in a major growth of public interest in contemporary art. Evidently, the socio-political environment during this era was conducive to Borisov's creative work.

Borisov is well-recognized in Moscow, where his geometric, minimalist style fits more closely with the city's artistic traditions. As stated by Alexander Borovsky, Curator of Contemporary Art at the State Russian Museum, "Borisov is devoted to geometry. Passionately, if not fanatically. It is in Moscow that the geometrical tradition has been flourishing for the last decade." The artist is an icon of minimalist, geometric non-conformist works.


Selected Personal Exhibitions

2008 Photographies, Galerie Blue Square, Paris

2007 Games, Gallery Atelier No.2, Moscow

2007 I live - I see, Tumenskiy Regional Museum

2006 People of Malevich, Gallery Borei, St. Petersburg

2005 Concrete Art, Gallery Kino, Moscow

2005 Italy, Switzerland, Photos, Gallery Kino-Fot, St. Petersburg

2005 Leonid Borisov, Paintings Objects, Sculptures, Central House of Artists, Moscow

2001 Black Nights, Gallery Tochka, St. Petersburg

2001 Dada De-formalized, Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

1999 Dedicated to Malevich, Center of Modern Art, St. Petersburg

1998 Geometry Lessons, Ros-lzo Gallery, Moscow

1995 Leonid Borisov , Works 1975/1995, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

1994 Cubism, Galereja-21, St. Petersburg

1978 Krupskaya Palace of Culture, St. Petersburg


Selected Public and Private Collections

State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

All-Russian Pushkin Museum, St. Petersburg

State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

Russian Culture Fund, Moscow

Free Culture Fund, Moscow

Pensa Art Museum, Russia

Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

State Dresden Gallery, Germany

Dodge Collection of Soviet Nonconformist Art, Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

Russian Culture Foundation, St. Petersburg

Tatiana and Natalia Kolodzei Foundation

Bar-Ger Collection, Cologne, Germany

Collection of the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

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Triangle on Meninas

Triangle on Meninas