Konstantin Sotnikov

Konstantin Sotnikov

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Konstantin Sotnikov, born in the Russian town of Kirowo-Tschepezk in 1979, studied at the Tambov Academy of Arts. In 2010, he completed his training with a further qualification from the Hochschule für bildende Künste (University of Fine Arts) in Hamburg. His paintings have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Germany, Italy, Singapore and the USA, and can be found in several private collections. “Even as a child, he was fascinated by the mythical creatures of Hieronymus Bosch and the icons of Andrei Rublev. Drawing on multifaceted influences from a variety of cultures and styles of art, Konstantin Sotnikov has developed a completely original world of artistic subjects using bright plays on colour and a transcultural, trans-temporal expressivity. In his surreal, dreamlike compositions, which he also translates into sculptural works, “he creates, with magical virtuosity, a bridge between the enigmatic painting style of the Middle Ages and the shallowness of our current media-dominated reality.” (Belinda Grace Gardner)

Solo exhibitions

2014 “Paintings + Sculptures”, ZOTT’S ARTSPACE SINGAPORE

2013 Painting and sculpture, “Heissingsart” Gallery, Lübeck, Germany

2012 “Bastard”, Galerie Feinkunst Kruger, Hamburg, Germany

2011 “Macrosystic Pyrifera”, Galerie Bongartz, Hanover, Germany

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2009 “KS steht nicht für Kelly Slater” (KS does not stand for Kelly Slater), Galerie Feinkunst Kruger, Hamburg, Germany

2009 “Handeln als wäre man frei” (Acting as if one were free), Galerie Genscher, Hamburg, Germany

Group exhibitions

2015 “Pollux Capella”, ZOTT’S ARTSPACE DOLOMITES, San Cassiano, Italy

2013 “Junge Positionen” (Young Positions), Heyne-Kunstfabrik , Offenbach, Germany

2013 CircleCultureGallery, Hamburg, Germany

2012 “Displacements”, Hamburg, Germany

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2012 “Bridget”, Hafencity Hamburg, Germany

2009 “Willkür” (Caprice), Hamburg, Germany

Marilyn Monroe Museum Exhibition Travel Tour 2009-2012, Gallery Levy

2008 “Lumen Christie’s” (Christie’s Lumen), St.-Katherinenkirche, Hamburg, Germany

2007 “Index”, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany

2006 “Platform”, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany

Awards

2008 Eduard Bargheer Foundation Scholarship

2005 Studio scholarship Rysopp