Published in Russian: Газета «Новые Известия», 29.12.1998 г.
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Sergei ZAGRAEVSKY, Ph.D., and even an
entrepreneur, has recently been taking something for the businessman not
typical. Day and night, oil painting on canvas, suits from
all of this solo exhibition (now in the CHA - the third time in four months),
publishes postcards and brochures with samples of its "izoproduktsii. At the same time would drop to all sorts of officials from
the art with the question: "What's all this about the artists
involved?", Referring to accept participation. Now, however, is
not rife - disappointed. Bureaucrats cut off from the
masses, do not feel the breath of life. I decided to create their own
creative union. In short, after 17 August
ZAGRAEVSKY with commerce "tied", preferring pink childhood dream - to
be an artist.
It seems that not only Platonov and Nevtonov, but Gauguin's own can give birth to our land. Prior to global recognition while far away, but Sergei - a man able and energetic. Moreover, before his French counterpart, there is a certain handicap: Paul Gauguin in this age, not on what
So, having met them at the exhibition represented an alpine landscape or
However, the art of Sergei ZAGRAEVSKY no colored dark romanticism. It is colored by his family in rainbow colors, that would be, and why not depicted. The palette of the artist's newfound bright, but without much nuance. 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"? Themes of these paintings excite at the same time wafting suspicions - what would? Adult after people, and draws a snowman and Christmas trees. And not to wave at the pre-holiday rush to drive someone with the words: "Only for you, crazy discounts!" On the contrary, in these days ZAGRAEVSKY glows selflessness and fraught with surprises. Not Santa Claus, of course, pictures do not give away their recklessly, but to praise them when it still scared ...
You'll see, Sergei ZAGRAEVSKY will ever recognized painter. Or unrecognized, that in his own way cute. Or someone, even if again entrepreneur. There is nothing wrong to be an entrepreneur. But the artist - better.