Vladimir Dukhovlinov

Vladimir Dukhovlinov

About the Artist

Vladimir Dukhovlinov was born in the Dugavpils, the capital modern day Latvia, which is a Baltic region in Northern Europe. As a child, Dukhovlinov was surrounded by a particularly volatile political and social situation, as 1949 saw the period of USSR dominance. The country itself only managed to gain independence in 1991, when Russia... Read More

Vladimir Dukhovlinov

Vladimir Dukhovlinov was born in the Dugavpils, the capital modern day Latvia, which is a Baltic region in Northern Europe. As a child, Dukhovlinov was surrounded by a particularly volatile political and social situation, as 1949 saw the period of USSR dominance. The country itself only managed to gain independence in 1991, when Russia recognized the separation of its multiple states. The historical governmental authority upon Latvia by the USSR motivated Duhovlinov to move to the old Russian capital of Leningrad in 1967.

Alongside his completion of secondary school of linguistics, Dukhovlinov pursued his passion for art and artistic pursuits, through personal membership at numerous artistic societies, which focused on design and architecture. His talent for figurative painting, as well as his exceptionally skilled drawings spurred Dukhovlinov to apply to the coveted Serov Art School. There, due to his complete fixation on relics and antiquities, Dukhovlinov chose to study at the faculty of restoration. Here, he had access to renewing and remodeling old icons, church frescos and religious art works. This access was greatly limited to only those who were enrolled at the restoration faculty, as the state of USSR was proclaimed to be secular, due to the contradictory social stance of religion and socialism. This admission into an artistic world, which was only available to him has had an impact on Dukhovlinov's artistic direction.

Upon completing his studies at the Servo Art School, Dukhovlinov went on to continue his artistic academia at the Muhina Art school, in the faculty of design. Here, strong tendency of focus upon figurative line drawing as well as the favoritism placed upon German expressivism as study, meant that Dukhovlinov was very aware of the artistic trends throughout Europe at the time. Dukhovlinov graduated from the Muhina Art School in 1976, immediately becoming a member of the Artist's Guild of Russia.

From 1982 onwards, Dukhovlinov's artistic production has been more than adept, which is exemplified by his taking part in more than 300 exhibitions, and more than 20 solo exhibitions globally.

Dukhovlinov is still currently living in St. Petersburg, where he continues to produce works.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012 Speranza. Erarta Galleries London, London, U.K.

2009 Sahara Mail. ART re.FLEX, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2008 Close-up. CEH Manege, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

2007 The Formula of Surface. Impronte Contemporary Art gallery, Milano, Italy. 2006 The Details of the Airwaves. Kvadrat Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2006 Solo Exhibition. Gallery "10x15", Saint Petersburg, Russia. 2003 Solo Exhibition. Northern Capital Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

2002 Solo Exhibition. Na Obvodnom Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

2002 Solo Exhibition. Gallery First Nights, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

2000 The Negation of Gravitation. Leighton House Museum, London, UK.

1999 The Fragments. State Center of Contemp. Art, Association "A- YA", Saint Petersburg, Russia.

1997 Solo Exhibition. Werdermann Art Gallery, Hamburg, Germany.

1996 Master of Painting in St. Petersburg at the end of XX century. State Theatre Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

1995 Solo Exhibition. Savva Gallery, New York, USA.

1994 Solo Exhibition. Central Exhibition Hall (CEH) Manege, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Selected Group Exhibitions and Art Fairs

2009 Art about art. State Russian Museum,St. Petersburg, Russia.

2008 International Plein Air. Museum of Regional History and Art, Daugavpils, Latvia

2007 12 Letters to Rembrandt. Gallery "UP", Saint Petersburg, Russia.

2006 CEH Manege, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

2005 CEH Manege, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

2004 Three Centuries of Russian Art, (travelling exhibition). State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg; State Fine Art Museum, Nizhniy Novgorod; Samara Regional Fine Art Museum, Samara; Saratov Fine Art Museum, Saratov, Russia.

2003 Avant-garde on the Neva. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.

2003 Art-Manege, Moscow, Russia

2002 The Abstract in Russia, XX century. State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

2000 Miart, Milano, Italy. 1994 Self Identification – Artists of Saint Petersburg (travelling exhibition). Kiel (Germany), Berlin (Germany), Oslo (Norway), Sopot (Poland), Copenhagen (Denmark).

1992 New Art of Saint Petersburg. Kunst-forum, Bonn, Germany.

1991 Olympia, London, UK.

1991 Moscou-Leningrad-Tbilisi. Nouveau theatre d 'Angers, Angers, France.

1989 Russian and Soviet Avant-garde. Vasarely Foundation, Aix-en- Provence, France.

Museum and Private collections

Erarta, Museum Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia. The State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia. The Museum of Non-Conformist Art, Saint Petersburg, Russia. The Diaghilev Centre of Contemporary art, St Petersburg, Russia. Samara Fine Art Museum, Samara, Russia. CEH Manege, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Museum of "The Collection of the Tsars' Village", Pushkin, Russia. Norton Dodge Collection, Zimmerli Art Museum, New Jersey, USA. The Museum of Sydney University, Sydney, Australia. Private collections: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012 Speranza. Erarta Galleries London, London, U.K.

2009 Sahara Mail. ART re.FLEX, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2008 Close-up. CEH Manege, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

2007 The Formula of Surface. Impronte Contemporary Art gallery, Milano, Italy. 2006 The Details of the Airwaves. Kvadrat Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2006 Solo Exhibition. Gallery “10x15”, Saint Petersburg, Russia. 2003 Solo Exhibition. Northern Capital Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

2002 Solo Exhibition. Na Obvodnom Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

2002 Solo Exhibition. Gallery First Nights, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

2000 The Negation of Gravitation. Leighton House Museum, London, UK.

1999 The Fragments. State Center of Contemp. Art, Association “A- YA”, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

1997 Solo Exhibition. Werdermann Art Gallery, Hamburg, Germany.

1996 Master of Painting in St. Petersburg at the end of XX century. State Theatre Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

1995 Solo Exhibition. Savva Gallery, New York, USA.

1994 Solo Exhibition. Central Exhibition Hall (CEH) Manege, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Selected Group Exhibitions and Art Fairs

2009 Art about art. State Russian Museum,St. Petersburg, Russia.

2008 International Plein Air. Museum of Regional History and Art, Daugavpils, Latvia

2007 12 Letters to Rembrandt. Gallery “UP”, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

2006 CEH Manege, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

2005 CEH Manege, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

2004 Three Centuries of Russian Art, (travelling exhibition). State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg; State Fine Art Museum, Nizhniy Novgorod; Samara Regional Fine Art Museum, Samara; Saratov Fine Art Museum, Saratov, Russia.

2003 Avant-garde on the Neva. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.

2003 Art-Manege, Moscow, Russia

2002 The Abstract in Russia, XX century. State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

2000 Miart, Milano, Italy. 1994 Self Identification – Artists of Saint Petersburg (travelling exhibition). Kiel (Germany), Berlin (Germany), Oslo (Norway), Sopot (Poland), Copenhagen (Denmark).

1992 New Art of Saint Petersburg. Kunst-forum, Bonn, Germany.

1991 Olympia, London, UK.

1991 Moscou-Leningrad-Tbilisi. Nouveau theatre d `Angers, Angers, France.

1989 Russian and Soviet Avant-garde. Vasarely Foundation, Aix-en- Provence, France.

Museum and Private collections

Erarta, Museum Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia. The State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia. The Museum of Non-Conformist Art, Saint Petersburg, Russia. The Diaghilev Centre of Contemporary art, St Petersburg, Russia. Samara Fine Art Museum, Samara, Russia. CEH Manege, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Museum of “The Collection of the Tsars’ Village”, Pushkin, Russia. Norton Dodge Collection, Zimmerli Art Museum, New Jersey, USA. The Museum of Sydney University, Sydney, Australia. Private collections: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA

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Camera Obscura no. 1

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Sahara's Post

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Camera Obscura no. 7

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