Leonid Yakoubouk

Artist Leonid Yakoubouk

Saint Petersburg
About the artist
Born in August 30, 1965, in Leningrad. Studied at the Secondary Art School, then - in the Graphics class. In 1983 - 1986 he studied at the Academy of Arts at the Faculty of Architecture.

Major exhibitions:
  • 1992 Unterm Nussbaum Gallery, Rosbach-Rodheim, Germany 
  • 1994 La Coupole Gallery, Neu-Isenburg, Germany 
  • 1994 Unterm Nussbaum Gallery, Rosbach-Rodheim, Germany 
  • 1995 Condat Gallery, Berlin, Germany 
  • 1996 Phalanx Gallery, Neu Anspach, Germany 
  • 1997 Bock, Aachen, Germany 
  • 1997 Center for the Development of Non-Profit Organizations “Fish of the Earth”, St. Petersburg 
  • 1998 Exhibition Hall Johanniterhalle, Schwaebisch Hall, Germany 
  • 1998 Unterm Nussbaum Gallery, Rosbach-Rodheim, Germany 
  • 1998 - 1999 Group shows in St. Petersburg 
  • 1999 Condat Gallery “International Art”, Berlin, Germany
  • 2000 Unikat group show gallery, Frankfurt on Main, Germany 
  • 2004-2005 ABC TREEHOUSE Gallery, 'RAIN' (Russia, America, Iraq, Netherlands), Amsterdam, Holland 
  • 2008 Expansionist Art Empire Gallery, 'Five Easy Russians', Leiden, Holland

Art critic's comment

"This painting is alien to the feeling of something intrusive, loud, or pompous. Its characteristic feature is a subtle, clearly balanced sound of lines, shapes, and textures. Instead of strange dissonances and shaking forte, the expression of Leonid Yakoubouk's painting is imbued with magical harmony and movement into silence. These compositions of color and form show the architectural talent of a painter. As an architect, Leonid Yakoubouk builds his own images of the worlds, but actually, their construction is never an end in itself. At the beginning of work, a textured foundation or background is formed on prepared cardboard or wood, the strict two-dimensionality of which is interrupted by an intuitive rhythm of relief and scratches. Often it is a bright golden-yellow base that emits the light typical of the transcendental glow of icons. The construction of well-balanced lines, geometric elements and floating repeating fantastic forms creates a kind of real-life abstract world, but leaves there are enough opportunities for audience ideas and associations", - Doctor of Arts Heike Welzel.