Victor Guzenyuk is a well-known Saint Petersburg graphic artist. The themes of most of his works are related to mythology. The feeling of Nature as a whole, the desire to express “everything in everything” is the reason for the artist’s attachment to satyrs, centaurs and other bizarre creations of the ancients’ fantasy. It seems as though he sees life as a Theater of Metamorphosis. In his works, the desire to convey beauty of living nature is spiritualized by an all-absorbing, almost musical sense of rhythm and composition. It is useless to look for any ambiguity in his works, where pathetics often turns into lyricism, and tragic themes are often interpreted with a fair share of irony… The desire for clarity and expressiveness seems to be one of the reasons for his special attention to the ancient traditions as well as those of the Renaissance, which once nurtured the Russian school, but today, unfortunately, have been lost.
Victor (born on May 20, 1959, Mariupol) graduated from the art department of the theatre branch of I. Repin Institute of Art attached to the Art Academy in St. Petresburg. He worked as a theater artist in various theaters in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, as well as in Riga and Dresden (1990). He began to teach at the Repin Institute in 1993. As a stage artist, he designed sets for 10 performances in Russia and abroad. He has also been also engaged in book illustration. His key techniques are etching and engraving.He joined the Union of Artists of Russia in 1994 and continued as a member of the Union until 2018. He took part in many congresses of ex-libris and small forms of graphics. He engaged in printmaking, book graphics and painting. He took part in many exhibitions in Russia and abroad. His works are in many museums and private collections.
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