Sergey Fedotov is an abstract Russian painter who began his professional career as physicist. The pull to express himself through the act of painting overcame his scientific endeavors and he became a full time artist in 2001. Since then, he has completed over 1000 canvases. Fedotov’s work is driven by his own emotional interpretation of his subjects which range from both urban and rural landscapes of Russia, portraits and still lifes.
His works look more like sculptures than paintings as a result of his technique, using extremely thick application of paint. Paint is applied to large canvases by throwing globs of paint onto the surface, scraping it off again or molding it with his palette knife. This process repeats with lots of colors and the overall composition is literally sculpted with paint and color. Each painting is revisited several times to build layers and depth.
Russian landscapes of the 19th century have been depicted as flat, gloomy, and hard places. Fedotov sees and paints the life in his subjects. His work is expressive, colorful, and energetic. The viewer has a real sense of the forces of nature at work when confronted with a Sergey Fedotov painting. Some inspiration also comes from the group of “pȃtissiers” painters working in France in the early 20th century; however, Fedotov’s style remains completely his own and unique.
Sergey Fedotov is represented in Russia by the Valentine Ryabov Gallery. Recently, his work has been shown at several international art fairs, such as Art Palm Beach and Art Sarasota. A large collection of his work is currently held in the US with a representative of the gallery who is seeking to collaborate with other US-based galleries to expand Sergey’s exhibition opportunities. This could be a wonderful possibility for those galleries wishing to exhibit Sergey’s paintings without the challenge of getting art works out of Russia to be shown and sold in other markets. If your fine-art gallery feels Sergey Fedotov’s work would appeal your collector base, please contact Maria Bruckman, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. This is an exciting opportunity to bring a successful contemporary Russian artist to your gallery.