Edward Tabachnik Departure from the Soviet Union in 1972 has given the artist the freedom to paint not in obligatory style of so called "Socialist Realism", but in any style he choose to. It has been a powerful "push" for search and creativity. Through all his works you will find that his attitude toward color and light combines tradition of impressionism with various surrealistic situations. Working on illustrations for Kafka's novels, he was looking for a symbolic image of a mystical town. He found it in Gaudi's "Sagrada Familia". Almost on each of his paintings you can see his "signature" flying phantasmagoric towers, which has become for the artist a living entity, procreating itself, connecting The Past with The Future. Fascination of the artist with The Black Hole Theory of The Origin of The World is also reflected in many paintings in the form of "Singularity", through which Time passes, connecting The Past with The Future. In his works artist blends seamlessly his fantasy with sometimes well known, sometimes created architectural details. His schooling was both - in architecture and paintings. His love for architecture can be seen through many of his works. There is peace and serenity in his latest works, which is a kind of self-protection against the cruelty, violence and disturbance of today's life. In some of his latest works he is looking with a "modern eye" at the earlier times, interpreting the vision of the artists who lived centuries ago. New Style: Romantic Expressionism
Biography: Edward Tabachnik -Biography and Education Born October 1936 in Russia. 1955 - Graduated from St. Petersburg (Leningrad) School of Arts at the Academy of Arts and Architecture. 1961 - Graduated from The Academy of Arts and Architecture. Degree Artist-Architect. St. Petersburg Academy of Arts and Architecture - one of the world leading Art Schools. It is the historic center of Russian Arts and Culture. The Academy was founded by the Empress Catherine The Great 250 years ago, and has always been traditionally connected to the French Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Yehuda Pen, Chagall's first teacher, Antakolsky, Repin, Serov, Surikov, Brulov, Vrubel, Roerich and many others are most famous Russian artists who attended The St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. Exhibitions. 1965-1972, Russia, Moscow - Number of unofficial exhibitions. Solo and group Exhibitions in Moscow Association of Architects. Private exhibitions. Participation in the National Art Exhibition in Russian Museum in Leningrad (Graphics). 1972-1974, Solo exhibition in Ashkelon. Exhibitions in Tel-Aviv. Israel. 1975-Canada, Toronto. Exhibitions in the Scollard Gallery. 1975 - Exhibition at The Johnson Public Library, New Jersey, USA. 1976-1981, Many solo, group exhibitions at the Gallery Heritage, Toronto. 1982-1990, Personal exhibitions. Toronto. 1990-2005, Solo exhibitions with Richmond Art Collection. Toronto. 1996-Solo exhibition with Gallery Hittite, Toronto. 15 paintings. 1997-2007, Personal exhibitions with Richmond Art Collection. Toronto. 2000 - “Holocaust-Contemporary”, Art without Walls, Exhibition in Polish Consulate, New York City. 6 paintings. 2000 - All Summer exhibition “The Future is Today” at The Museum of European Art, Clarence, NY. 8 paintings. 2000 - “Call to Unspeakable Joy”, Jubilee Exhibition in Newman Center, University of Toronto. Painting: “Arrival of The Third Temple into Jerusalem”. 2001- Solo Exhibition: "Halls of The Hermitage", The Museum of European Art, Clarence, NY. 7 paintings. March - April 2002-Solo Exhibition "Dreams and Memories" at JCC Atrium Gallery, Bergen County, NJ. 16 paintings. May 2002-Solo Exhibition "Past, Present and Future" at JCC Waltuch Gallery, Tenafly, NJ. 24 paintings. July - August, 2002-Exhibition: "Old Musical Instruments" in Lincoln Center of Performing Arts, N.Y.C. 8 paintings and prints. July - October 2002, January 2003, Exhibition: "Salon d'Automne International des Beaux- Arts de Montreal", Montreal, Canada. 4 paintings. 2003 - Exhibition “Toronto Artists” in The Museum of European Art, Clarence, NY. 6 paintings. 2002 - E. Tabachnik's painting has been published in "World Art Collection: 1001 Reasons to Love The Earth". 2003 - Exhibition in Sejong Art Centre, Seoul, Korea. 2003 & 2005 - E. Tabachnik invited to exhibit his paintings at "Biennale Internazionale, Dell'Arte Conteporanea", Florence and in "The Museum Nazionale", Rome. Italy. 2004- "Salvador Dali 100 Years", Exhibition in The Museum of European Arts, Clarence, New York. 2005 - Exhibition: "Art For Nature" , Museum Leeuwenberg, Utrecht, Netherlands. 2005 - "The Togo Salmon Centenary Exhibition. The Classical World and Its Influence" in The McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. 4 paintings. 2006 - Exhibition: "Earth Day 2006", Ouwehands, Rhenen, Netherlands. 2006 - Exhibition "Art Metropolis", Museum of European Art, Clarence, New York. 3 paintings. 2006 - Exhibition: "Building Cultural Bridges: Art from the former Soviet Union to America", Mizel Museum, Denver, Colorado, USA. 4 paintings. 2007 - “Valentine’s Show“, Gallery of Hittite, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 2007 - Solo exhibition “ Ancient Musical Instruments and Mystery of The Past”, Walt Whitman Birthplace, Long Island, NY, USA. 18 paintings. 2007 - “4th Annual Crossing Borders: Works by Canadian Artists”. Kenan Center, Lockport, NY. 3 paintings. Honorary Member. 2009-E.Tabachnik biography has bean published in book "Russian Jewish in America". 2009-Exhibition: "Homage to Salvador Dali". Museum of European Art. Clarence, NY. 4 paintings by E.Tabachnik. 2001- Edward Tabachnik has been admitted as the Honorary Member of The Order of Alexander The Great. Order of Alexander The Great is an international organization which honours life-long cultural accomplishments. Among its Honorary Members were and are: Salvador Dali, Henry Moore, Fernand Mourlot, Jean Cocteau, Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, President Francois Mitterrand, Swami Rama of Himalayas, Ernst Junger. The Croun Prince of Spain, Prince of Wales, Film director Jean-Jacques Annaud, Astronaut John Glenn, Actor Sir Peter Ustinov, Sculptor Kurt Arentz, Writer Ruth Zucker of Israel, Vaclav Havel President of Chech Republic and others. Publishing. 2002 - The Painting "St. Mark Basilica and Companille" by Edward Tabachnik has been published in "World Art Collection " book "1001 Reasons to Love The Earth“. 2006 - The painting “Sonata of Sea . Clouds”, by Edward Tabachnik has been used for the cover “Artistry of Life” Magazine. 2006 - The Painting “Eternity. Tree of Life” has been used for the cover. “Memory of Destroyed Berlin Synagogue” and “Sonata of Sea. Secrets.” have been used as illustrations for the book of poetry “The Birds of The Past are Singing” by Lynn Stronglin. 2007 - Interview with Edward Tabachnik, “Exodus“, Canada Jewish Russian Family Magazine. 2007-Edward Tabachnik Artist’s biography is published in the book series “Russian Jewish Abroad”. 2010-"From Russia with Tales and Discovering America" by Leonid Hefets. Illustrations by E.Tabachnik. 2011-"In The Language of Women" Poems by Charles Ades Fishman. Cover by E.Tabachnik.
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