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Dmitry Obolensky

Name: Dmitriy
Surname: Obolensky
Date of birth: 1984.07.10
Place of birth: Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg Art College 1997-2000
Saint Petersburg International Art Academy 1999-2003
Saint Petersburg Pedagogical University of Gertsin A.I. 2003-2007 Bachelor Degree in Art
Saint Petersburg Pedagogical University of Gertsin A.I 2007- 2008 Master Degree In Art
Took lessons in Repin Art Academy 2000-2003 Speciality: Painting
Took Lessons in Mukhina Art Academy 2003-2004 Speciality: Industrial Design

Solo Exhibition:
Artist Union of Saint Petersburg - "Impression in Religion" 2006
Cinema House of Saint Petersburg - "Expression in Landscape" 2006
Saint Petersburg Pedagogical University of Gertsin A.I. - "Chinese Landscape" 2006
Saint Petersburg Pedagogical University of Gertsin A.I. - "Portaraits" 2007
Beijing BLSU University "Sex and landscape" 2008
Beijing SOHO "Gentle Landscape" 2008
Beijing The Meeting Place "Pillow talk" 2010

Took apart in exhibition:
Saint Petersburg International Art Academy - "Exlibris" 2003
Artist Union Of Saint Petersburg - "Lanscape" 2006
Saint Petersburg 300 Year Aniversary - took part in exhibition.

Have had exhibitions in Russia and other countries. The paintings are owned by private collectors.

The manifesto

Working in style of abstract expressionism, I set as the purpose the spectator to cause the sensation of ease, availability of the modern art, that everyone can touch, take the place of the artist..
In my works I am opening to the spectator my intuitive thinking, making him a accomplice in my experiences.
Ease is the most important criterion in modern art for me. Ease in manufacturing process arouses the sense of phenomenon. The artwork, which is ready in few seconds, for example Malevich's Black Square, gives the feeling like everybody can do the same. Contemporary art is working with the illusion, it seems that everyone can do the same, it has great democratic sense. Classical art, on the contrary, creates the illusion of that the particular person can make it, but in both cases it is illusion.
I consider that modern painting should have an element of wonder.
In an abstract expressionism it is always the new technologies of imposing of a paint, not clearly as the paint is flowing, how is imposed.
Intuition is very important, that any work has element of the game, irresponsibility, should be a deviation, the error, clear adherence to the conceptual framework does not lead to the development. Art is the most important element of the game for me.

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