September 3 at the Voronezh Regional Art Museum. I. N. Kramskoy will open an exhibition of artworks by Fyodor Konyukhov “A Journey of a Lifetime”.
Fedor Filippovich Konyukhov is a traveler, a professional artist, a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR, the Moscow Union of Artists (MAU), an academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, the author of more than three thousand paintings, a participant in Russian and international exhibitions.
“Lifelong Journey” is the result of the famous traveler’s unique expeditions around the world. Residents and guests of Voronezh will be able to get acquainted with rare exhibits of the collection of 60 paintings and graphic works made in various artistic genres and techniques. The chronology of works covers three decades of Fyodor Filippovich’s wanderings around the globe – from early works painted in the 1970s and 80s to paintings created in the 2000s and 2020s. These are plot paintings and portraits, animalistic motifs and free landscape improvisations, large-scale, expressive, marked by the conventionality of the pictorial solution and sometimes gravitating towards pure abstraction. Most of the works were created by the artist during his travels around the world.
The exhibition, organized with the participation of Russia’s largest dairy holding EkoNiva Group, anticipates Fyodor Konyukhov’s next significant journey – the NOVA expedition. This is the first ever solo crossing of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans on a solar-powered catamaran. The main goal of the expedition is to study the degree of pollution of the world’s oceans with microplastic particles and draw the attention of the general public to this problem.
Sponsors of the NOVA expedition: GC EkoNiva, manufacturer of solar modules GC Hevel and the largest Russian manufacturer of agricultural machinery GC Rostselmash.
“I have been traveling since my youth and I have become convinced that the Lord God created our planet very beautiful: the ocean expanses of the Atlantic, the gray peaks of the Himalayas, the Gobi desert or the North Pole – wherever I go, I never cease to be inspired by the amazing beauties of our planet Earth. My work, paintings, lithographs, sculptures are a reflection of what I saw myself and what I want to share. I am very pleased that my friend Stefan Duerr supported the project of creating an innovative NOVA catamaran. I can’t wait until I can go out into the ocean, where I will do science and continue to make sketches for the next paintings.
Fedor Konyukhov, artist, traveler, navigator
“For EkoNiva and me personally, supporting the initiatives of the great Fyodor Filippovich Konyukhov has a special meaning. We wholeheartedly share his values and life principles. Therefore, we are glad to have the opportunity to participate in the implementation of the ideas and projects of the great traveler, which he implements in his expeditions. This is our common contribution to the future of the planet and the people who live on it!
Stefan Duerr, President of the EkoNiva Group of Companies.
Exhibition ticket prices:
Entrance ticket – 400 rubles.
Reduced admission ticket (schoolchildren, students, pensioners) – 200 rubles.
You can also buy a ticket using the Pushkin Card (online only).
Members of the Union of Artists (upon presentation of a certificate) – free of charge.
Photography: mobile devices, camera (without flash) – free of charge.
The exhibition will run at the museum until October 9, 2022.
Top photo: F.F. Konyukhov. To the limit.