The Valentine Ryabov Gallery has completed work on the album of a cultic artist Sergey Fedotov. This is a truly momentous event in the culture life of Russia! We can count on our fingers the editions about the art of abstract expressionism and painters of this school in Russia. And if we try to find editions, published during an artist lifetime, it’s something one would hardly recollect.
260 pages, illustrated with colorfully dynamic texture of Sergey Fedotov’s canvases, attract the spectator’s attention until the last page is turned. The unpredictable figurative and coloristic solutions that blaze up with every next page turned, make it impossible to put the book aside.
EXPRESSION OF THE POSITIVE WITHIN is the only suitable description of this album and the overall creativity work of Srgey Fedotov.
Doctor of Art, Professor, Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Arts Andrey Tolstoy in his prolusion to the album wrote: “The power of Mr. Fedotov’s vigorous talent embraces each of his creations… Its strength is so enormous that most of the times, especially in the artworks of his recent years, this power of forces of nature spill out from the canvases even though their large formats could seemingly allow for them to be contained within. The forces of nature elements sweep through the audience that stands before the artworks of the artist dissolving the latter in its colorful energy…” (The full text of the prolusion with illustrations…).