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Dmitri Matkovsky

Dmitri Matkovsky
ca Canada

Dmitri Matkovsky Russia Canadian. Lives and works in Toronto, Canada and St.Petersburg, Russia.
After retiring early from a 25 year career in rock music with «Auktyon» and other bands he began as a acrylicist and was strongly influenced by Gerhard Richter, who was his first Teacher for the short period of time in 1991.
Style: Abstract Expressionism. Why?
Because of emotions. It’s all in this particular moment. All your life. It’s like music improvisation. You need to say explain all life in one moment, in one phrase, in one white square…
Emotion is relationship with others. My art is relationship with others too.
I like competition, I like to make something new every day, on the end I like to win. I like to win every day. For me to finish my canvas is like finish line for runner or reaching the peak for mountain climber, I will die for this.
I love paint and I love colors, and I love white canvas. I like even prepare canvas for painting, I just love to be an artist.
When I’m painting I feel like a marathon runner dying to reach the finish line. I feel like the mountain climber whose single driving goal is to reach the peak. I want to succeed. To win.
I feel liberated when create art. First, because I can escape this reality, and second, because I can produce something that is influence on somebody’s mood or state of mind. And I like it.

His paintings have been sold to offices, shops and private residences in USA, Canada, France, Germany etc. Up until now in 18 countries.
synesthetes* - The phrase synesthesia in art has historically referred to a wide variety of atits experiments that have explored the co-operation of the senses (e.g. seeing and hearing; the word synesthesia is from the Ancient Greek σύν (syn), "together," and αἴσθησις (aisthēsis), "sensation") in the genres of visual music, music visualization, audiovisual art, abstract film, and intermedia.





SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
2015
Nevsky 8 Art Center, St.Petersburg, Russia
"Synesthetes" - solo show
2011
Toronto Library Art Center, Toronto, Canada
"Art into Life" - solo show
2010
Mod Club, Toronto, Canada
"NequilaJazzz" - solo show
2000
Khvost Gallery, Paris, France - solo show
1999
OGI Gallery, Moscow, Russia
- solo show
1997
Organ Vnutrennih Del, St. Petersburg, Russia - solo show
1995
"Post Soviet Art - Ptiza" C. Karsten Gallery, Hamburg, Germany - solo show
1994
Batusov Art Gallery, Paris, France - “Songs at an Exhibition” solo show



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Родился в Ленинграде...

Родился в Ленинграде...

Родился в Ленинграде, жил до 2001 в Ст.Петербурге, но переехал в канадский Торонто. Получил два технически дизайнерских образования в "холодильнике" и "мухе", записал 13 альбомов своей и чужой музыки с "Аукцыоном", "Мануфактурой" и др., был крещен Хвостом с Волохонской, прожил 3 месяца в Индийском ашраме, где научился хатха йоге и с тех пор приподает ее по миру, написал ряд "смешных" рассказов о жизни в роке, а теперь льет краску на холсты.
На его музыку сняты два клипа, его картины в лучших музеях мира, его снимают в фильмах про хатха йогу и плаванью на каноэ. Любит тишину и кошек. И чтобы "музыка была сьедобна".
Все так запутанно в его жизни!


Who is Mr. Matkovsky now, an artist, musician, freelance writer or a yoga instructor?

Who is Mr. Matkovsky now, an artist, musician, freelance writer or a yoga instructor?

Dmitri Matkovsky was born 1961 St. Petersburg, Russia.
Lives and works in Toronto, Canada and St.Petersburg, Russia.
Education: Academy of Refrigiration and Muchina Higher Industrial Art School in St. Petersburg:

After retiring early from a 25 year career in rock music he began as a acrylicist and was strongly influenced by Gerhard Richter, who was his first Teacher for the short period of time in 1991.

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.
In 2012 he returned to St.Petersubg, Russia.

Art in Life 2011 Exibition in Toronto, Canada

Art in Life 2011 Exibition in Toronto, Canada

Ongoing event
running from Sat Jan 01, 2011 - Mon Jan 31, 2011
Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre
341 Oakwood Ave., Toronto, ON M6E 2W1
416-394-1040