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Ivan Chuikov

 (Born 1935)
Ivan Chuikov is active/lives in Russian Federation.  Ivan Chuikov is known for painting.

Ivan Chuikov

Biography from The Cambridge Art Gallery

Ivan Chuikov, a Russian nonconformist, played an indispensable role in the movement of the 1960s.  Chuikov has been noted for his daring nature in regards to technique and is constantly exploring new means of painting.  Upon befriending other members of the underground art scene in Moscow, Chuikov began his pursuit of a career in art.  

Chikov soon grew tired of painting in the classical technique and desired to explore new means of artistic expression through painting.  He quickly came upon inspiration for the series he calls Windows.  In this series conceived in the 1960s, he pursues simplicity in his work, seeking to present a new perspective on spatial ambiguity.  He describes the nature of his work, stating that his intention is to create, "a tension between the perception of the window as an object and the illusion of space created by the image painted on top of it."  Treating a two-dimensional surface as a springboard to visually create a third dimension, Chuikov provides the viewer with a disorienting illusion of time and space combined.  Chuikov employs minimal texture while manipulating flat surfaces into spatial havens with his fluid brushstrokes.  

Chuikov has been successful in recent years, particularly in Sotheby's second London auction of Russian Contemporary Art.  His work, Untitled, commanded nearly four times its estimate.  This achievement set a new record and has drastically increased the demand for Chuikov's work.

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About  Ivan Chuikov

Born:  1935 - Russia
Known for:  painting