Alexis Gritchenko Dynamocolor launched in London
An Alexis Gritchenko exhibition in Paris
Malab'art is a laboratory of art specialized in Paris school of 20th century, namely on works of russian, ukrainian and jewish artists who came to the capital of France in three waves of emigration: before Worlds War I, in the interwar period, and after 1945.
Most of them had left their native land for good due to the historic cataclysms of 20th century. All of them found themselves in Paris – the world art capital of the time, attracting artists from many countries by its freedom of creativity, special style of communication formed on Montparnasse.
Among the names presented by Malab’art, there are artists of various schools and movements:
Avant-garde (A. Archipenko, O. Zadkine, A. Gritchenko, G. Annenkov), Primitivism (S. Lewitska),
neoclassicism (A. Iakovlev, N. Gloutchenko, I. Babij), Post-war abstractionism (A. Staritsky, P. Grimm, L. Zack),
Non-conformism (O. Rabine).
The central place is taken by the painting of traditional Ecole de Paris artists (A. Mintchine, M. Andreenko, M. Mavro, V. Khmeluk), created in expressive pastous manner (long pinceau technique).
Malab'art is focused not only on famous painters, it sets an objective to return undeservedly forgotten names to the public. Works of many of them have found its place in private collections of Ukrainian and Russian diaspora, the collectors buying and supporting the artists after World War II. One of those doubtlessly talented painter, art critic, explorer icon and creator of one of the directions of the avant-garde (tsvetodynamos, colordynamics), was Alexis Gritchenko from Ukraine (1883-1977), whose creativity included Moscow avant-garde period (1908-1919), Constantinople and greek cycles of watercolours and gouaches (1919-1923), as well as a lot of paintings in Ecole de Paris style.