Among the modern domestic seascape painters George Dmitriev has no equal. No one but he could not bring on canvas sea elements with skill worthy of the brush by Aivazovsky. Not without reason at any exhibition viewers are surprised by what they saw as rooted to the spot, near the sea landscapes of the artist.
No wonder that many of the works of George Dmitriev are in the collection of the Ministry of Culture, the Museum of Vyksa, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei (Taiwan). They are stored in galleries and private collections in Turkey, Germany, Denmark, the United States, Britain, Canada, France and Japan. With all the dissimilarity of these countries their is one common thing – relationship with the sea. They are geographically contiguous with it, and the sea powerfully invades their economies in ways of life, leaving a trace in the history of culture.
Seascapes by George Dmitriev are fascinating. When you stand next to them you feel as if a sea wave splashes out of the frame and swallow a formidable whirlpool. Such manner to show sea elements was characteristic feature of the great Russian marine painter Aivazovsky.
The artist expresses his admiration for the strong force of the sea and sky, dark blue, almost black, billowing clouds of dark pall hanging over the white foam of waves and streams of light cutting through the zigzags of lightning. But the main “character” of the picture, as well as in many other seascapes of George Dmitriev – is, of course, the sea wave, filled with light, majestic and beautiful in a halo of white foam.
In addition to marinas artist paints still lifes. Dark background favorably shades the color and texture of old metal pitchers, walnut shells, lint-free cloth of Oriental carpets.
Masterfully crafted, these still lifes, imbued voiceless quiet breath of life, can feel the atmosphere of the home life of the artist. Persistently recurring motif in still life – violin and birds, suggesting a possible link between painting and music.
Lyudmila Urazova, art critic
Was born in Murom in 1957.
EDUCATION AND DEGREES
1983 Surikov State Institute of Master of Arts, Arts at Academy of Arts, Moscow
1976 - Art school at Academy of diploma Arts, Moscow
MEMBERSHIP - All-Russian Union of Artist since 1987
2004 Personal Exhibition, The Central House of Artist, Moscow
2003 Personal Exhibition, Gazprom, Moscow
2002-2000 The Central House of Artist, Moscow
1999 - Personal Exhibition, Hannover, Germany, • Kunsthaus Hohman
• Personal Exhibition, Dresden, Germany, Pilnitz Castle
• Russian Art Exhibition (participant), Portugal, Aqua Museum
• Four Personal Exhibitions, Moscow, Central House of Artists
• Personal Exhibition, Moscow, Petrovka Art Gallery
1998 - Six Personal Exhibitions, Moscow, Central House of Artists
• Personal Exhibition, London, UK
• Auctions of Russian Art, UK (London), Spain
1997-1999 Auctions of Russian Art, Ankara, Turkey
1997-2000 Moscow Art Exhibition (participant), Moscow, Central House of Artists
1993 - International Art Exhibition (participant), Denmark
1992 - Personal Exhibition, Moscow, Central House of Artists
1987 - Participation in many Moscow, All-Russian and All-Union Exhibitions
1982 - First Exhibition, Moscow, «Krutitskoye Podvorye» Gallery
2010 - International Art Salon, Central House of Artists
2011 - International Art Salon, Central House of Artists
The works of Dmitriev are in such collections as:
• Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation;
• State Art Gallery in Vixa, Russia;
• Museum of Modern Art, Taibee, Taiwan;
• And in public and private collections in many countries including UK, USA, Canada, Korea, Spain, Russia, Germany, France, Denmark, Japan, Taiwan and Turkey.