Sergey Tyukanov was born 17 of May 1955, Poronaisk, Sakhalin Region, Russia. In 1981 he graduated Khabarovsk Teacher’s Training Institute, Artist Graphic Department - Master’s Degree. Lives and works in Kaliningrad and Chicago as a free artist.
Sergey Tyukanov draws on stories, folklore and myth from around the world. His incredible imagination inspires these unique, intriguing creations. Sergey has the steady hand of a formally-trained printmaker, and he has also brought us beautifully detailed watercolors and drawings.
Although he was born and educated in rural Russia, exhibitions in museums and galleries have taken Sergey across Europe and Asia. Atlas Galleries is proud to give Sergey his first one man show in Chicago.
He took part in more than 300 international exhibitions, has international awards, prizes, medals for his art works. He works in Chicago and St. Petersburg.
"Painting is the window to the world of the artist, who has an opportunity to create things that are impossible in the real world. My world is the world of the metamorphosis and paradox, which are reality for me and this reality I materialize in my works. I like to be surprised, I like to surprise myself. My belief is that creativity should inspire creativity".
"The consumer world is on the verge of insanity. People here are merely the source material for sausages and hot-dogs which are actually meant to be consumed by people themselves. The absurdity came to the point where we are fighting with ourselves and consume each other"...Sergey Tyukanov
WORKS IN CORPORATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
- Bewick Museum of Engraving, UK;
- Bristol Museum, UK;
- Frederikshavn Museum of Ex Libris, Denmark;
- Graphic Cabinet of English Engraver’s Society;
- International Institute of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria;
- Kaliningrad Regional Museum of History and Art, Kaliningrad, Russia;
- Kaliningrad State Art Gallery, Kaliningrad, Russia;
- Malbork Castle Museum, Malborg, Poland;
- Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Chicago, Mazereal Center Ministry of Culture, Casterlee;
- Belgium, Museum Ex Libris, Moscow, Russia;
- Museum of World Ocean, Kaliningrad, Russia;
- Portland Art Museum-Gilkey Center for the Graphic Art, Oregon, USA;
- Raisio State Library, Finland;
- Riga’s Art Museum, Riga, Latvia;
- Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK;
- Cabinet of Drawing and Prints, Pisa, Italy
- Museum of Fine Art, Okinawa, Japan.
"Ogni persona ha la sua idea del mondo. Le immagini sono la finestra sul mondo dell’artista, che ha l’opportunità di creare cose che sono impossibili nel mondo reale. Il mio mondo è il mondo della metamorfosi e del paradosso, che per me sono la realtà, e questa realtà si materializza nelle mie opere. Mi piace essere sorpreso e stupito, mi piace sorprendere e stupire me stesso".
Russo, nato sull’isola di Sakhalin, diplomatosi all’Istituto delle Arti grafiche di Khabarovsk, Sergey Tyukanov è un pittore surrealista appassionato del Rinascimento e a mio modesto parere reincarnazione di Hieronymus Bosch.
Lavora su supporti materiali realizzando paesaggi e scene collettive fantastiche, in cui sono protagonisti deformati gli elementi della cultura siberiana (e successivamente anche europei e nordamericani): dalle suppellettili della vita domestica agli animali (spesso giganti e nemici, in una epica lotta contro gli umani carnivori) fino ai personaggi delle fiabe.