Published in Russian: Ãàçåòà «Íîâûå Èçâåñòèÿ», 29.12.1998 ã.
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Sergei ZAGRAEVSKY, Ph.D., and even an entrepreneur who recently taking something for the businessman is not typical. Day and night, oil painting on canvas, suits from all of this personal exhibition (now in the Central house of artists - the third time in four months), publishes postcards and booklets with samples of their "izoproduktsii. In parallel would drop to all sorts of officials from the art with the question: "What's all this about the artists involved?", referring to take active part. Now, however, is not rife - disappointed. Bureaucrats cut off from the masses, not feel the breath of life.
It seems that not only Platonov and
Avtonov, but also own Gauguin can give birth to our land. To the world
recognition while far away, but Sergey is a man able and energetic. Moreover, before
his French counterpart, there is a certain margin: Paul Gauguin in this age,
not on what
So, having met them at the exhibition
represented Alpine landscape or
However, the art of Sergei Zagraevsky no colored dark romanticism. It is painted seven colors of the rainbow, what and why not depicted. The palette of the artist's newfound bright, but without unnecessary details. More and more attracted to the color of factory production. Why, indeed, to ruin a good paint mixing with the magic name - "volkonskoit" or "thioindigo"? The topics of these paintings excite simultaneously wafting suspicions - what would? Adult after people, and draws a snowman and Christmas trees.
You'll see, Sergey Zagraevsky will ever recognized painter. Or unrecognized, that in his own way cute. Or something, though again entrepreneur. There is nothing wrong to be an entrepreneur. But the artist better.