Vladimir Nemukhin

Selected works by Vladimir Nemukhin

Vladimir Nemukhin
COMPOSITION

1961

Canvas, oil

130x80
Vladimir Nemukhin
COMPOSITION

1962

Canvas, oil

52,7x39,5
Vladimir Nemukhin
ABSTRACTION

1962

Canvas, oil, mixed media

95x47
Vladimir Nemukhin
COMPOSITION



Canvas, oil

70x50
Vladimir Nemukhin
PROFERANCE V POLOVINE CHETVERTOGO

1966

Canvas, oil

61x90
Vladimir Nemukhin
PLAYING TABLE

1961/1962

Canvas, oil, collage

96x108,6
Vladimir Nemukhin
SOIREE EVENING

1974

Canvas, oil

100x100
Vladimir Nemukhin
PLAYING TABLE

1974

Canvas, mixed media

100x80
Vladimir Nemukhin
SOIREE

1978

Canvas, oil

101x101
Vladimir Nemukhin
THE EVENING

1981

Canvas, mixed media

80x72
Vladimir Nemukhin
MEMORIES OF LIANOZOVO

1989

Canvas, mixed media

72x80
Vladimir Nemukhin
MOSCOW-LIANOZOVO

1988

Paper, mixed media

77x70
Vladimir Nemukhin
STILL LIFE WITH NEWSPAPER RUSSKAIA MYSL

1992

Paper, mixed media

80x60
Vladimir Nemukhin
DAMA, SEMERKA, TYZ

1988

Canvas, oil

100x100
Vladimir Nemukhin
DOMIC

1988

Paper, mixed media

50x48
Vladimir Nemukhin
PLAYING СARDS

1988

Paper, mixed media

45x45
Vladimir Nemukhin
ELEPHANT

1988

Paper, mixed media

56x40
Vladimir Nemukhin
PIKA

1988

Paper, mixed media

50x42
Vladimir Nemukhin
DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF KAZEMIR MALEVICH

1992

Plate, porcelain

31,8x31,8
Vladimir Nemukhin
PLANE

1993

Plate, porcelain

31,8x31,8
Vladimir Nemukhin
JACK DIAMOND

1993

Plate, porcelain

31,8x31,8
Vladimir Nemukhin
SUPER ELEPHANT

1993

Plate, Porcelain

31,8x31,8
Vladimir Nemukhin
TUZ

1996

Plate, porcelain

31,8x31,8
Vladimir Nemukhin
BUBNA

1997

Plate, porcelain

31,8x31,8
Vladimir Nemukhin
RED AND BLACK

1997

Plate, porcelain

31,8x31,8
Vladimir Nemukhin
19ХХ

1995

Plate, porcelain

31,8x31,8
Vladimir Nemukhin
DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ALEXEI YAVLENSKY

1992

Plate, porcelain

31,8x31,8
Vladimir Nemukhin
UNTITLED SCULPTURE

1988

Bronze

Vladimir Nemukhin
HOMMAGE A PAUL CEZANNE



Bronze with patina

27,6x27,6
Vladimir Nemukhin
1+1

1993

Plate, porcelain

31,8x31,8

Vladimir Nemukhin's Biography

Vladimir Nemukhin
‘After some searching, I arrived at the thought of using human symbols and the faces depicted on playing cards. I began to paint kings, queens and jacks. They soon began became dominant in my life as a particular sign, a symbol’.

Born in 1925
Vladimir Nikolaevich Nemukhin is one of the founders of the Lianozov group. In 1974 he was involved in the ‘Bulldozer Exhibition’ and acted as go-between in negotiations with the authorities and he joined the Lianozov group. Nemukhin carries on the tradition of the Russian avant-garde. He calls the basis of his abstract compositions ‘Russian cubo-futurism’. His compositions include collages, which often contain playing cards. He frequently painted using mixed media, a painting-graphic technique as it were, as well as on paper (the Jack of Diamonds series from the end of the 1960’s through to the start of the 1970’s). The assimilation of the picture with the subject brought his work close to the decade of the 1980’s with its pop-art. During this period he often turned to three-dimensional sculptural abstractions, biomorphic or geometrical (the ‘compositions-dedications’ series) and then, as he increasingly began exhibiting his own work, the painting and graphic plates were accompanied by large illustrations. In recent years, in addition to his series of paintings and graphical works, the artist has began to create sculptures. He also works with ceramic ware, paying homage to the traditions dating back to the time of Malevich, Chashnik and others. His suprematic compositions on plates also burn with red and black. A book entitled ‘Nemukhin monologues’ was published in 1999 containing the artist’s reflections as recorded by M. Uralski. From the end of the 1960’s onwards, his paintings have also gained increasing recognition in the West, although at that time the artist was living in Moscow and Priluki. At the turn of the millennium, he was spending most of his time in Dusseldorf, Germany, continually travelling back to Russia. He currently lives and works in Russia.

‘After the experiments with abstract expressionism (1952 -1962), his creativity gradually returned to figuration, he acquired his own style by creating half-abstract ‘still-lifes with cards’. Recently cards have begun to appear, drawn and even pasted on, sometimes there are hundreds of them on the canvas, mottling it, thereby creating a fantastical play of flecks and an intricate and refined texture. Sometimes there is just a single card – a ten or a two – covering the entire canvas. It is obvious that the cards, everyday playing cards, externally enigmatic and mystical, are messengers of fate, although they also attract the artist with their concealed magical quality, lost in the centuries of time, however this is not what is most important. Rather, it is, as before, the colour. And what colour it is! - a mottled drawing of a game of patience, the cards spread out, or a vast ace, doesn’t this present space for seeking out new elaborate colour palettes?’. L. Propivnitski, 1965