Dmitri Matkovsky

Dmitri Matkovsky

Toronto, ON, Canada

About Dmitri Matkovsky

I’m an artist synesthetes*, Abstract Expressionist.
Emotions are very important to me. When you are in art all your life is at this particular moment. It’s like improvisation in music. You need explain all life in one moment, in one phrase, in one white square…

Emotion is a relationship with other people. My art is a relationship with others too.

I like challenge, I like to make something new every day, on the end I like to win. And more important I like to win Every day. For me to finish my canvas is like red line for the runner or reaching the peak of a mountain for a climber, I will die for this.
I love colours, I love paint, and I love canvas, white canvas. I like even prepare canvas for painting, I just love to be an artist.
When I’m painting I feel like a runner, marathon 42 km. runner dying for red line, dying to reach the finish line. I feel like the climber whose single goal driving him all the time is to reach the peak of the mountain. I want to succeed. I love to win.

I feel myself so liberated when create art. First, because I can produce something that is influence on human’s mood or state of mind, and second, because I can escape this reality. And I like this feeling.

My paintings have been sold for years to offices, shops and private residences in Canada, Australia, USA, Europe etc. Up until now in 18 countries.

I am continuously developing my style of painting, keeping it interesting for you to come back for another visit.

Don’t hesitate to contact me, I will be happy to answer all your questions. Thank you for your interest hope you like it!

synesthetes* - Synesthesia in art has referred to a wide variety of Atits experiments that have explored the co-operation of the senses e.g. seeing and hearing; the word synesthesia is from the Ancient Greek, "together," and Aisthēsis, "sensation". In the genres of visual music, abstract film, abstract film, music visualization, audiovisual art and intermedia.

Education

Saint Petersburg Art and Industry Academy BA 1988 - 1992
fine arts, Russia

Events

Winner of EWAAC 2017 AWARD at La Galleria Pall Mall, London, UK.

Winner of ASOCIACIÓN CULTURAL FOMENAR Prize 2018 at ART NOU MILLENI GALLERY, BARCELONA (SPAIN)

Guitar player & composer at:
"Auktyon" Band 1987-1996,
"Manufactura" Band 1977-1985

Exhibitions

SELECTED Solo Show:
2017 La Galleria, London, UK
2015 St. Petersburg,Russia, ZE Nevsky 8 Art Space, "Synesthetes"
2011
Toronto Library Art Center, Canada
"Art into Life"

2010
Mod Club, Toronto, Canada
"NequilaJazzz"

2008
«Beyond Visual Art» — First Abstract Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2000
Khvost Gallery, Paris, France

1999
M&M exhibition (D.Matkovsky & K.Miller) in the Dostoevsky Literary Memorial Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
OGI Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1998
Acquisitions and Gifts, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

1997
"All St. Petersburg", Central Exhibition Hall “Manege” , St. Petersburg, Russia
Khvost Gallery (Khvostenko & Matkovsky), Paris, France
K.Miller Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

1995
International Biennially of modern art, St. Petersburg, Russia
"Post Soviet Art - Ptiza" C. Karsten Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

1994
Petersburg '94, Central Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg, Russia
Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow