From the 3rd of March to the 9th of April 2005 D137 Gallery (St.Petersburg) and Aidan Gallery (Moscow) will present at the D137 Gallery the personal exhibition of
Vladimir Kolesnikov was born at the 1969 in Krasnodar. He graduated the Art school in Krasnodar and the Kubanskiy State University. From 1993 he is taking part at the different exhibitions in Russia and abroad.
Vladimir Kolesnikov began from abstract art and now he is conceptual artist. In Moscow art circles Kolesnikov has become famous for his scandalous project created together with another Krasnodar painter Dmitry Kochanovitch a few years ago. In 1998 in the Aidan-gallery exhibition "Shkola X" was organized, dedicated to various combinations of organs of male dignity with classical pictorial images.
Painting by Vladimir Kolesnikov presents symbols, which are created through human's body. His technique is graphic and monochromic and it makes treatment of light and shade more strong and important. Its leave to depict human's body in difficult foreshortened, using old master's masterpieces and famous emblems of industrial world - symbols of car industry.
"The works of Vladimir Kolesnikov applies to images of High Renaissance. Almost all his works are united by one evil irony. Classical Renaissance images are a personification of cruelty. The idea of humanism worked out by Renaissance masters is rejected by the painter. The attention is paid to bloody moments of the Bible history: crucifixion, St. Sebastian, Judith, David with Goliath's head..."