Monday, December 2, 2013

Serge Marshennikov: Russian Figurative Painter of Nude Nymphets



In the spirit of Balthus, Serge Marshennikov [Сергей Маршенников] is a 42-year-old Russian figurative painter of nymphets. According to the website Tutt 'Art, Marshennikov graduated from Ufa Art College, attended the prestigious Repin Academy of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, Russia, and did distinguished post-graduate work at the studio of Professor Milnikov.

The Hallmark Gallery website shared that Marshennikov's first solo exhibition was in 1995 at the Sangat gallery in Ufa Art College. Subsequently, he has had solo exhibitions at prestigious art galleries in a number of universities in Russia, his works have been up for auction at Christie’s of London and Bonham's in Knightsbridge, his paintings are on display at the El Paso Museum of Modern Art and the The Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas, and his paintings of nude nymphets are in private collections in Russia, England, Denmark, France and Japan. 

Thus far, there has been no controversy surrounding Marshennikov work; thus, in the opinion of art aficionados, 
his works fall on the side of art in the art versus (soft-core) pornography debate.