April 21 - July 3, 2016
Born in 1951, he lives and works in Moscow.
Specialized in monumental art, he participated in many important architectural projects in the 1980s: the Memorial monument for the Russian section of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, Taganka Theater, Mayakovsky Museum and, thirty years later, three metro stations in Moscow and the creation of “Ryaba la Poule”, a large stained glass, in the Madeleine metro station in Paris.
A same monumental manner is conveyed in his painting through his subjects and compositions, more bucolic since he spends most of his time in his dacha. His hedonist visions of people fishing, eating or drinking speak to the senses and exalt them. Lubennikov’s main topic is the representation of woman holding the world in their hands. His vivid framing on feminine curves and attitudes creates sophisticated dynamism, celebrating their beauty and sensuality with an ironical distance
His refined compositions offer a visual game combining chiaroscuro, rhythm of form and structural effects. Profane in most aspects, his painting is a cultivated and unrestrained reinterpretation of the European and Russian paintings. The formula of his poetic language is hidden somewhere between these two poles.
Selected recent solo and group exhibitions
2013 Lufonauten, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen
2011 The price of Freedom, Central House of Artists, Moscow
2010 Galerie Alain Blondel, Paris
2006 Inhabited Islands: Paintings, Sculpture of the End of the 20th – Beginning of the 21st
Centuries, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
2001 50 years, The Moscou Manege