Nikolai Reznichenko was born in 1958 in Saratov region.
After graduating from school, he enters the Maritime school in Kerch, followed by service in the army and studies at the art school in Krasnodar.
In Kostomuksha (Karelia), where Nikolai lived since 1982, he worked at a construction site, and later conveyed painting and drawing courses. His first large exhibition took place in Karelia. Its success resulted in further participation of the artist's works in many subsequent art shows. Reznichenko's painting style was greatly influenced by his practice of icon restoration.
The Art of Nikolai Reznichenko
Images Filled with Simplicity: the Art of Nikolai Reznichenko
Simplicity of images, flatness and original presentation of perspective in compositions indicate that the artist has his own style formed. Nikolai Reznichenko works in the traditions of primitivism, endowing his paintings with inner peace and harmony, which are also characteristic of icon painting.
Similar to icon-painting images, Reznichenko's works are filled with symbolism. The artist deliberately uses the technique of pictorial simplification to openly convey deeper meanings. The primitive simplicity of the images and the rejection of deliberate complexity of pictorial solutions, in this case, serve to attracting viewers and invite them to enjoy the inner beauty of images.
In his artworks, Nikolai Reznichenko always emphasises the idea, his compositions require examination and communication with characters.
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