Paintings from Serge Marshennikov, Sergei Marshennikov was born in 1971 in Ufa (Bashkiria, USSR). His grandfather was general manager of a horse breeding company, his father an electric engineer, and his mother was in pre-school education. As long as he can remember, Serge was drawing, painting and sculpting from any material he could lay his hands on. His mother encouraged Serge to study and from early childhood he studied with private teachers and attended art studios. After receiving several awards for his children’s watercolor and pastel paintings, Serge decided to become a professional painter. In 1995 he finished the Ufa Art College and then continued education at one of the most prestigious art academies in the world,
Marshennikov’s hyperrealist paintings of women in interior spaces are heavily influenced by the mid-twentieth century American artist Andrew Wyeth.
Wyeth painted the rural farming communities of his hometowns in America with sensitivity and affection, becoming arguably the most popular artist of his time. Later he created a series of paintings of his father’s nurse and caretaker, Helga, so realistic that the figures almost seem present. It is in this way that Marshennikov portrays his sisters, depicting their skin and hair with the loving affection in which Wyeth portrayed Helga.
Artist Serge Marshennikov‘s delicate oil portraits honour the inherent beauty of the female form. Combining hyperrealistic methods with a flair for accurately conveying the beauty of the women he paints, Marshennikov has made a name for himself in the art world. Recognized as an accomplished contemporary painter, his figurative style draws upon techniques derived from 19th century Russian art in order to deliver spellbinding final works.
The Russian artist has been creating for as long as he can remember. Encouraged by his mother to pursue his artistic desires, Marshennikov has dedicated his life to developing his skills as a professional painter. His stunning oil pieces have drawn worldwide attention, and he has had work displayed from Russia, England, Denmark and France to Japan. The realistic paintings communicate a chaste allure that makes it difficult to tear one’s gaze away. Marshennikov’s diligence afforded to lighting and soft angles results in mesmerizing final products that impart a feeling of reverence for his feminine subject matter.