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From eastern Europe to Paris

Ecole de 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).

Alexis Gritchenko
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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.

Malab'art would be delighted to announce that a large scientific monograph "Alexis Gritchenko Dynamocolor" by Vita Susak, is now published.



NOVEMBER 28, 2017

Gritchenko exhibition Paris

Alexis Gritchenko Dynamocolor launched in London

On 28th November, the team of the Russian Art and Culture and Malabart gallery celebrated the London launch of Dynamocolor


And on 30th November, at the Shevchenko Library & Archive, London, Notting Hill

Read more (in Ukrainian)...

APRIL 12-13, 2013

Gritchenko exhibition Paris

An Alexis Gritchenko exhibition in Paris

In the time of French Spring in Ukraine, a small but significant event was taking place in the capital of France




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Gritchenko Greece Poster

Alexis Gritchenko
The greek adventure


The exhibition catalog

September 2023

 English      French


Maria Prymachenko
Grigor Kruk
Tetiana Yablonska
Art impression

The exhibition catalog

November 2019

 English / Russian

Gritchenko Tsvetodynamos article

Alexis Gritchenko

“He was one of the creators of Russian and Ukrainian Avant-Garde of the early twentieth century”​

Antikvar | № 6 (74) June 2013

 Russian      English

Gritchenko Tsvetodynamos exhibition catalog

Alexis Gritchenko

The exhibition catalog

April 2013


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