Sunday, July 20, 2014

H-HOUR: Grisha Bruskin Art Exhibit

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Grisha Bruskin (Grigory Davidovich Bruskin) had his opening of 'H-Hour' series of sculptures at the Marlborough Gallery on February 12th.

Born in Moscow in 1945, Grisha Bruskin studied at the Moscow Textile Institute (Art Department) Between 1963 and 1968. In 1969, he became a member of the Artists’ Union of the USSR. Bruskin’s participation in the famous Sotheby’s auction in Moscow (1988) brought him worldwide fame, when his painting “Fundamental Lexicon” (1986), in which the figures, carrying emblems of official Soviet culture, brought together on huge plates, was purchased for a record price and made Bruskin one of the most successful Russian artists in the West.

 His works, in which myths of socialism and Judaism are interlaced, are displayed in the world’s leading museums. The artist works in highly disparate mediums: painting, etchings, sculpture. In 1999 he created a monumental triptych for the restoration of the Reichstag in Berlin, and in 2001 he published a book of memoirs “The Past Imperfect.” In 2012 he received the Kandinsky Prize in the “Project of the Year” category, for his project, 'H-Hour'. 

Bruskin lives and works in New York and Moscow. He is one of the best-known and most successful contemporary artists of Russian origins.

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