#001 Semen Faibisovich. Transformer from the Project "New World"

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140 x 210 cm
Print on canvas
Not framed

Semen Faibisovich was born in Moscow on February 10, 1949, into a officer family, he began attending art school at the age of 10 alongside his regular education. From 1966 to 1972, he studied at the Moscow Architectural Institute. Following graduation, he balanced his career as an architect with forays into graphics and later, painting in the late 1970s.
In 1976, he started showcasing his work at nonconformist exhibitions, where New York art dealers and collectors took notice in the fall of 1985. This led to exhibitions in the USA, Western Europe, and the USSR (Russia), totaling about 30 solo exhibitions. His works have found homes in museum collections in the USA, Germany, Great Britain, Canada, Poland, Hungary, Russia, as well as prestigious private collections worldwide.
His notable works include the pictorial series "Regular Bus," "Moscow Metro named after Lenin," "Podmoskovnaya Train," "On the Beach," "At the Station," "Holiday," "Queue," "Negatives," along with "New York Subway," "Trolleybus," "At the Stop," and "Run Around." He also ventured into painting installations such as "The Last Demonstration" (1992), "Chronicle of Current Events" (1994), and "Together with Spielberg" (1995).
In 1995, he temporarily suspended his painting pursuits, returning to them in 2007 after engaging in installations, original photography, and video art. In the late 1980s, he ventured into prose, with his novels and short stories published in magazines like "Ogonyok," "October," "Znamya," and "New World," earning him the literary prize of the magazine "Znamya" in 1997. Collections of his prose include "Things that are not about" (EKSMO, 2002), "Innocence" (OGI, 2002), and "Rome. Conversation" (Vremya, 2005). His story "Case History" was shortlisted for the Andrei Bely Prize in 2002.
From 1993 to 2000, he actively contributed as a publicist and essayist to newspapers like "Segodnya," "Obshchaya Gazeta," "MN," "Foreigner," and more, and to magazines including "Foreign Literature," "The Art of Cinema," "Znamya," and "New World." In 1999, NLO publishing house released a collection of his articles titled "Russian New and Non-New," which was shortlisted for the Andrei Bely Prize in 2000.
Upon returning to painting, he held personal exhibitions at galleries such as the Ikon gallery in Birmingham and Regina in London, along with the exhibition "Evidence" at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and "Moscow is mine!" at the Museum of Moscow. A retrospective was organized for his 70th anniversary at the State Tretyakov Gallery.
In 2015, he relocated to Israel, delving into digital painting and initiating the "New World" project. He currently resides in Tel Aviv.

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Bidding ended: 11:59pm, 6 November 202311:59pm, Monday 6 November 2023Asia/Jerusalem


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