Vadim Puyandaev

Vadim Puyandaev

San Francisco, CA, United States

About Vadim Puyandaev

ARTIST STATEMENT:
Whether it’s birds fornicating on a picnic table or a dancer losing themselves in the present moment, I want the viewer to hear the music of color because I believe color is the essence of painting. Working in traditional genres such as landscape, still life, and figurative painting where the format is already set, I have an opportunity to create expressive non-narrative canvases that, via composition, energy, and, especially, color, evoke emotional responses. My work often contrasts stillness with motion, solid objects with flat backgrounds, and painting in different shades of a chosen hue, resulting in qualities of dynamism and beauty. From a childlike disregard and a willingness to follow blindly the movement of my hand across the canvas, I allow form to materialize naturally without provoking it. Fine lines—scratches layered over contrasting chunky brushstrokes, daubs of light—unearth figures, become suggestions of life in the dappled world of the painting. Objects are partially obstructed because I want to leave it to the viewer’s imagination to create worlds or stories within the painting. Viewing my art is not a passive activity; it is a dynamic act of joy-making. Like a moving musical piece, my art is abstracted, ordered, and emotionally charged.

***BIO: Vadim Puyandaev (visual artist/performer) has worked as a painter, sculptor, and designer for almost thirty years and has been participating in multimedia performances and installations since 1994. His fine art has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Russia, Israel, Japan, Switzerland, France, Spain, Canada, and the US. He has also produced numerous pieces of monumental art. Puyandaev was commissioned to design a bridge over the Red Sea as well as a sculpture ensemble for the entrance to the city of Eilat in Israel. With Tsimbrovsky, he is a founding member of the creative groups of artists Avy K Productions (US), dedicated to investigating what emerges in performance at the nexus of different genres. He has been awarded by SOMArts, Stanford Arts Initiative, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Tourism in Israel, Salon des Leopards (Saint- Tropez, France) and is the recipient of the Grande Medaille Republique Francaise at the Festival Palmares des Blues en Peitute, France.

Education

MFA (University of Kazakhstan), Artist Union (Belarus, as a xylographer)

Events

News!
Solo Exhibit at The University Club of San Francisco, March - June 2019
Group Exhibition at SOMArts Gallery in San Francisco, October 11- November 11, 2018
The Other Art Fair at the Barker Hangar, LA, October 25-28, 2018
Red Wind #2 is presented as an installation/exhibition at Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University from 20 June 2017 to 2 July 2017.

Holiday Show! vadimpuyandaev.com
Fri, Dec. 9th 7-11pm 2425 17 st. S.F. studio #25
“Un Still Life”, an audio-visual-kinetic performance by Avy K Productions/Vadim Puyandaev
November 7, 2015, from 3 to 4 PM Vorres Gallery S.F. CA
Join us investigating what emerges in performance at the nexus of different genres. Before the performance, you may see Puyandaev’s exhibit: “Extraordinary Essence. “

The San Francisco Examiner article about my solo exhibit:
http://www.sfexaminer.com/international-artist-vadim-puyandaev-melds-genres/
Solo Exhibition "Suggestions of life in the dappled. Minotaur ,"
Artist Reception / Saturday / August 8 / 4 - 7 pm
Exhibition continues through August 30
Hermitage Art Center 1419 Stockton St.

2015
Minotaur, an audio-visual-kinetic installation/performance March 13-14 at NOHspace SF, CA
Everybody's Ocean group exhibition at Museum of Art & History at Santa Cruz: December 19th, - April 19th

2014
Group Exhibition ‘Fine Art by Contemporary California Artists’ at Peninsula Gallery - San Mateo, CA April-May

2013
LAByrinths: audio-visual-kinetic #1 installation/performance 26 July at the Center for New Music SF, CA Paper installation / Live tape-drawing / Sculpture
The Book: 'Page Two' at the Yerba Buena Center Arts 22 March. Sculptures in Action.

2012

Ir-Rational a multimedia performance at ODC Theater SF, CA
Solo Exhibition March, Menlo Park, CA

Paul Dresher Ensemble Residency Program - visual concepts development for Installation "Minotaur" Oakland, CA

2011

Puyandaev has been awarded the Commons Curatorial Residency at SOMArts for The Book . Exhibition/Installation-Performances at SOMArts Main Gallery, SF, CA

2010

The Book # 2 performance-installation San Francisco Conservatory of Dance
The Book # 1 performance-installation Resident Artist Workshop at The Garage , SF

"Meditation on White Canvas" – workshop / performance- installation at SF Conservatory of Dance

Exhibitions

2018
Group Exhibition at SOMArts Gallery in San Francisco, October 11- November 11, 2018
The Other Art Fair at the Barker Hangar, LA, October 25-28, 2018
Exhibit 'Dancers' paintings series at Joe Goode Annex Studio San Francisco April 2-22
Installation-performance Red Wind @ Joe Goode Annex San Francisco April 19, 20, 21

2017
Red Wind #2 an exhibition at Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University from 20 June 2017 to 2 July 2017.

2015
"Extraordinary Essence" is an exhibition of my paintings and sculptures presented by Vorres Gallery, October 3-November 12
Vorres Gallery 3681 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
AE Fall Open Studio Sept 25th-27th!
studio #25
Solo Exhibition "Suggestions of life in the dappled"
August 8-30 at Hermitage Art Center SF, CA
'Everybody's Ocean' group exhibition at Museum of Art & History at Santa Cruz: December 19th, 2014 - April 19th

2014
Group Exhibition Fine Art by Contemporary California Artists at Peninsula Gallery - San Mateo, CA April-May

2013
Open Studio May-August

2012
Solo Exhibition March, Menlo Park, CA

2011
The Book July – Exhibition/Installation/Performances at SOMArts Main Gallery San Francisco, CA.

2009
Exhibition at Project Artaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2008
Exhibition at Project Artaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2003
Solo exhibition, Kurbatav Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada.

2002
Exhibition in Salon des Leopards, Saint-Tropez, France, and Puyandaev won the
Grande Medaille Republique Francaise at the Festival Palmares des Blues en
Peitute, France.

2000
Exhibition in Farkash Gallery, Jaffa, Israel.
Exhibition in the Nahamat, Eilat, Israel.

1998
“Erotismo” Exhibition. Gallery Art Zero, Barcelona, Spain.
“9 Japan 9” is an international art-show in gallery Brocken, Tokyo, Japan.
Personal Exhibition in the Philip Murray Center, Eilat, Israel.

1997-1995
Group International art-show in Zurich, Switzerland.
32 Annual open exhibitions. Final art institute of the San Bernardino, CA, County
Museum. Personal Exhibition, hosted by the Tel Aviv Suzanne Dellal center within the
frame work of the young choreographers’ festival where Vadim’s artworks had
been executed in xylography under the topic “Dancing”.