Nikolay Kopeikin

Nikolay Kopeikin

About the Artist

He was born in 1966 in St. Petersburg where he continues to live and pursue his artistic career. Kopeikin paints in a crude style that is (very likely) influenced by anything you can think of, from French Fauvists to editorial cartoons through German expressionism, masterfully mocking everything from everyday Russian life to international... Read More

Nikolay Kopeikin

He was born in 1966 in St. Petersburg where he continues to live and pursue his artistic career. Kopeikin paints in a crude style that is (very likely) influenced by anything you can think of, from French Fauvists to editorial cartoons through German expressionism, masterfully mocking everything from everyday Russian life to international affairs. Don't be fooled by his almost naïve approach: he's got quite an ideological punch, maintaining an idea that the content is more important than the form.

Nikolay Kopeikin is also a filmmaker and has participated and won several national and international film festivals (Moscow KF 'Styk', Rotterdam International Film Festival, Kinoshock-2008). He is also the founders of studio NOMFILM where, in cooperation with A. Kagadeevym they have been making short films such as "Apiary", "Geopolipy", "Belaruskaya true story", "Fantomas removes the mask".

Since 1999 he has been working with the musical team of NOM, one of the most popular "joke rock" acts in Russia with a genuine cult underground status. N. Kopeikin is also one of the founders of the creative association "Art sect" KOLHUI.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 KOLHUI in Novgorod. City Exhibition Hall, Novgorod, Russia

2010 Libido, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia

2007 KOLHUI in Geneva. Gallery «Samovar», Geneva, Switzerland

2006 Monuments of Saint Petersburg. Yaroslavl Art Museum, Yaroslav, Russia

2005-2006 Festival Exhibition in Honor of D. Kharms. Cultural Center, Rotterdam,

The Netherlands

2005 The 100th anniversary of Daniil Kharms. 'Goda Gallery', Amsterdam, The

Netherlands

2005 From "A" to "I". Gallery "Parasite", St. Petersburg, Russia

2004 Schmuck. Man, Magic, Society. "Gallery "Borey", St. Petersburg, Russia

2004 Schmuck. Man, Magic, Society. "Gallery "L", Moscow, Russia

2004 Lomovay Exhibition. Gallery «Ruine», Geneva, Switzerland

2004 Almost Abstract. Expansionist Art Empire Gallery, Leiden, The Netherlands

2004 Rain, ABC Treehouse Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2003 The Monuments of St. Petersburg. Anna Akhmatova Museum at Fountain

House, St. Petersburg, Yaroslavl Art Museum, Yaroslavl, Russia

2003 E-Mine. Art Center "Pushkinsaya 10", St. Petersburg, Russia

2002-2005 International Festival performance and installation. Central Exhibition

Hall "Manege", St. Petersburg, Russia

2002 Creative Artists of St. Petersburg. Cultural Centre of Ghent, Belgium.

2002 Art with a Human Face, Gallery Borey, St. Petersburg, Russia

2002 Creative Rock Artists and Musicians. Exhibition Hall "Manege". St.

Petersburg, Russia

2002 The New Russian Biedermeier. Exhibition Hall of the House of Arts,

Schwandorf, Germany

2001-2002 Christmas Exhibition, Anna Akhmatova Museum at Fountain House, St.

Petersburg. Russia

2000-2009 Annual Exhibition, St. Petersburg, Central Exhibition Hall "Manege", St.

Petersburg, Russia

1999 The Swan, The Cancer, and The Pike. Gallery of "Red House" in Moscow,

Russia

1998 Other Fish. Cinema "Spartacus", St. Petersburg, Russia

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011 The Magic Federation. Gallery of Modern Art Erarta, St. Petersburg, Russia

2011 Velvet Season. Gallery "Borey", St. Petersburg, Russia

2010 Multrealizm. Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia

2010 FAT. Gallery "Borey", St. Petersburg, Russia

2009 Painting. Central Exhibition Hall "Manege", St. Petersburg, Russia

2008-2009 BG, GB, and STP. Gallery "D137", St. Petersburg, Russia

2008 The Elephants of St. Petersburg. Gallery "Borey", St. Petersburg, Russia

2006 No Name. Expansionist Art Empire Gallery, Leiden, Switzerland

2005 Just Dray. Grand Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia

2001 Happiness on a Thread. Gallery "Borey", St. Petersburg, Russia

1999 14 Paintings. Exhibition Hall of "The Foundry", St. Petersburg, Russia

1998 For Life. Cinema "Spartacus" (Drawings, paintings and objects)

St. Petersburg, Russia

1997 Vinaigrette on Vegetable Oil. Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia.=

Selected Public and Private Collections

His works are in museums, galleries and private collections in Russia, Denmark, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Japan.

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