Boris Sveshnikov | the artist




The artist Boris Sveshnikov
Born 1927, Moscow, Russia.
Died 1998

Style and technique of the artist: Drawing, Painting, Soviet Nonconformism,


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Contemporary art is constantly re-writing its history, discovering in the bygone decades certain radical ideas and new visual strategies hidden in the layers of time. The art of Boris Sveshnikov(1927-98) is precisely this phenomena…
Works and biography
Last Way’ and ‘Ruaway’
My work falls into two periods which differ strikingly. The first was my labor-camp period; the second began after my release…
Boris Sveshnikov was one of the leading artists of Underground in the USSR, and one of the many unfortunates who was packed off to the gulag for "anti-Soviet propaganda." Sveshnikov’s imprisonment began when he was just 19 years old and lasted 8 years…


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