Romantic Expressionism

Oil Paintings

The Past,The Present and The Future.
Oil on canvas, 32"X 30", 1996.

Born October 1936 in Russia.

1955 - Graduated from St. Petersburg (Leningrad) School of Arts at the Academy of Arts and Architecture.
1961 - Graduated from The Academy of Arts and Architecture.
Degree Artist-Architect.
St. Petersburg Academy of Arts and Architecture -  one of  the world leading Art Schools.
It is  the historic center of Russian Arts and Culture. The Academy was founded by the Empress Catherine The Great more than than 250 years ago, and has always been traditionally connected to the French Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Yehuda Pen, Chagall's first teacher, Antakolsky, Repin, Serov, Surikov, Brulov, Vrubel, Roerich and many others are most famous Russian artists who attended The St.Petersburg Academy of Arts.

Departure from Soviet Union in 1972 has given the artist the freedom to paint not in
obligatory style of so called "Social Realism", but in any style he chose to.
It has been a powerful "push" for search and creativity.
Through all his works you will find that his attitude toward color and light combines tradition of
impressionism with various surrealistic situations.
Working on illustrations for Kafka's novels he was looking for a symbolic image of a mystical town.
He found it in Gaudi's "Sagrada Familia".
Almost on each of the paintings you can see his "signature"- flying phantasmagoric tower,
which has become for the artist a living entity, procreating itself, connecting The Past with The Future.
Artist is fascinated with the theory of Black Holes and the origin of The World.
It is reflected in many paintings in the form of Singularity, through which Time passes,connecting The Past with The Future.
In his works artist blends seamlessly his fantasy with sometimes well known, sometimes created architectural details.
His schooling was both - in architecture and paintings. His love for architecture can be seen through many of his works.
There is peace and serenity in his latest works, which is kind of self
protection against the cruelty, violence and the disturbance of today's life.
In some of his latest works he is looking with a "modern eye" at the earlier times,
interpreting the vision of the artists who lived centuries ago.

Romantic Expressionism
Romantic Expressionism is a complex way of combining some characteristics of impressionism, surrealism and traditions of the "Old Masters". There is a desire to penetrate into the mysteries of the Universe, and attempt to depict such abstract notions as multidimensional space, to reflect on the idea of time - from the Past, through the Present, to the Future; to show existing and non-existing; to connect to the Art Energy of the Universe; to exist in many Parallel Worlds at the same time.

Honorary Memeber
2001- Edward Tabachnik has been admitted as the Honorary Member of The Order of Alexander The Great. Oredr of Alexander The Great is an international organization which honors life-long cultural accomplishments. Among its Honorary Members were and are: Salvador Dali, Henry Moore, Fernand Mourlot, Jean Cocteau, Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, President Francois Mitterrand, Swami Rama of Himalayas, Ernst Junge, President of Czech Republic Vaclav Havel. The Croun Prince of Spain, Prince of Weles, Film director Jean-Jacques Annaud, Astronaut John Glenn, Actor Sir Peter Ustinov, Sculptor Kurt Arentz, Writer Ruth Zucker of Israel and others.

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Edward Tabachnik paintings at "The Togo Salmon Centenary Exhibition. The Classical World and Its Influence". at McMaster Museum of Art. 2005.
Exhibition "Art Metropolis" at The Museum of European Art. NY. 2006.

Painter Edward Tabachnik is Honored Member of The Order of Alexander The Great.
Exhibition "Building Cultural Bridges: Art from the former Soviet Union to America". Mizel Museum, Denver, Colorado. 2006.
Exhibition "Ancient Musical Instruments and Mystery of The Past." in Walt Whitman Birthplace, Museum. New York.2007.

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