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Vadim Puyandaev



Art Explosion Studios
2425 17th St, SF, CA
Studio number: 25
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Artist Statement:

Vadim Puyandaev creates paintings that are classically rooted, stylistically modern and vibrant with color and positive spirit. He combines abstract and representational styles and invigorates his canvases by inserting elements of motion into the picture. Puyandaev paints still-life, landscape and figurative works. Operating within such genres means that the format is already set. He can put all his focus into creating expressive non-narrative canvases that, via composition, energy, and, especially, color, evoke emotional responses in the viewer. Movement, supplied by dancers, butterflies and other life forces, is a significant component of his art. Techniques such as contrasting stillness with motion, and solid objects with flat backgrounds, and painting in different shades of each chosen hue, result in qualities of dynamism and beauty in what Puyandaev calls the “dappled world of the painting.” The San Francisco Examiner by Anita Katz August 2015 Artist statement: My work captures the ineffability of childhood, delight in the fantastic ordinary, awakening in the viewer flickers of recollection that float like dust on a shaft of light. I am perpetually fascinated by movement—the perambulatory, dancing body, birds on the verge of flight, the transfer of light as it traverses and reflects varying surfaces—and images evoking this movement repeatedly emerge in my work. Form materializes naturally and unprovoked, from a childlike disregard and a willingness to follow blindly the movement of my hand across the canvas. Fine lines—scratches layered over contrasting chunky brushstrokes, daubs of light—unearth figures, suggestions of life in the dappled world of the painting. bio: Vadim Puyandaev (visual artist/performer) has worked as a painter, sculptor, and designer for almost thirty years and has been participating in multimedia performances and installations since 1994. His fine art has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Russia, Israel, Japan, Switzerland, France, Spain, Canada, and the US. He has also produced numerous pieces of monumental art. Puyandaev was commissioned to design a bridge over the Red Sea as well as a sculpture ensemble for the entrance to the city of Eilat in Israel. With Tsimbrovsky, he is a founding member of the creative groups of artists Avy K Productions (US), dedicated to investigating what emerges in performance at the nexus of different genres. He has been awarded by SOMArts, Stanford Arts Initiative, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Tourism in Israel, Salon des Leopards (Saint- Tropez, France) and is the recipient of the Grande Medaille Republique Francaise at the Festival Palmares des Blues en Peitute, France.

Pacifica #3 36" x 36" oil on canvas