Beauty will save

Beauty in everything

Engraving by Konstantin Kalinovych

Winter vacation. Etching, aquatint

Winter vacation. Etching, aquatint. (The image can be enlarged)

Siberian born artist Konstantin Kalinovych drew since childhood. He was born in 1959 in the Russian city of Novokuznetsk. Soon the family moved to Lugansk, and the boy started studying art at children’s art school, in class of N.M.Paputsin. But in his biography were other teachers who have left an indelible mark on his soul. Konstantin Kalinovych enjoyed the art world he studied, meeting with masterpieces, and masters who created them. While studying architecture at the Civil Engineering Institute in St. Petersburg, Konstantin actively took classes in etching studio and became interested in engraving.

Waiting for spring. Etching, drypoint (The image can be enlarged)

Waiting for spring. Etching, drypoint. Engraving by Konstantin Kalinovych (The image can be enlarged)

The head of the studio – G.P.Pakharevsky strongly contributed to this and tried to convey to his disciple all sorts of tricks of the trade. It was in St. Petersburg, the artist tasted the smell of the first victories in the battles with sheets of paper, copper plate and the machine he took as an artist. To improve his unusual talent Konstantin Kalinovich went to the Faculty of book graphics of Lvov Institute of Printing (now the Ukrainian Academy of Printing). The atmosphere of creativity and professionalism has further strengthened his decision to make the right choice.

Till Eulenspiegel. bookplate (The image can be enlarged)

Till Eulenspiegel. bookplate. Engraving by Konstantin Kalinovych (The image can be enlarged)

Konstantin Kalynovych came to the real world, preserving memories of distant times, bizarre events, extraordinary people … It seems a long time as an apprentice, he polished boards of the great masters, learned the basics of the engraving business, reading the Bible, listening to stories of experienced sailors and travelers.

The end of a sentimental journey. Etching, mezzo tinto, drypoint (The image can be enlarged)

The end of a sentimental journey. Etching, mezzo tinto, drypoint (The image can be enlarged)

When and how is born an artist? What time a special awareness and understanding the beauty of the world come to a man? These questions – rhetorical, do not have exact answers, because this process is individual, this is God’s providence.

Surprised Rembrandt transience of life. bookplate (The image can be enlarged)

Surprised Rembrandt transience of life. bookplate (The image can be enlarged)

“I love the process, including the dirty work: cutting and polishing metal, smoking a special varnish, etc. I like that result is not immediately visible, and only having printed the first sample all your work shows up. As if in a dark room suddenly lights up a lamp”.

Surprised Russian classics. bookplate (The image can be enlarged)

Surprised Russian classics. bookplate (The image can be enlarged)

400 years at the window. bookplate

400 years at the window. bookplate

Bestiary of the Apocalypse (autumn). Etching, drypoint, mezzo Tinto

Bestiary of the Apocalypse (autumn). Etching, drypoint, mezzo Tinto

Bestiary of the Apocalypse (spring). Etching, drypoint, mezzo Tinto

Bestiary of the Apocalypse (spring). Etching, drypoint, mezzo Tinto

Bestiary of the Apocalypse (summer). Etching, drypoint, mezzo Tinto

Bestiary of the Apocalypse (summer). Etching, drypoint, mezzo Tinto

Bestiary of the Apocalypse (winter). Etching, drypoint, mezzo Tinto

Bestiary of the Apocalypse (winter). Etching, drypoint, mezzo Tinto

Big winter sleep. Etching, drypoint

Big winter sleep. Etching, drypoint

Birds of my heart. Etching, mezzo Tinto

Birds of my heart. Etching, mezzo Tinto

Christmas night. Etching, drypoint

Christmas night. Etching, drypoint

Ecclesiastes. Drypoint etching

Ecclesiastes. Drypoint etching. Engraving by Konstantin Kalinovych

Ecclesiastes. Etching, drypoint

Ecclesiastes. Etching, drypoint. Engraving by Konstantin Kalinovych (The image can be enlarged)

feast of Mea

feast of Mea. Engraving by Konstantin Kalinovych (The image can be enlarged)

Flight in time. bookplate

Flight in time. bookplate. Engraving by Konstantin Kalinovych (The image can be enlarged)

Forgotten Melody. Etching, drypoint, mezzo Tinto

Forgotten Melody. Etching, drypoint, mezzo Tinto

Hunting for Summer. Etching, mezzo tinto, drypoint

Hunting for Summer. Etching, mezzo tinto, drypoint

Large birder. Etching, mezzo tinto, drypoint

Large birder. Etching, mezzo tinto, drypoint

Large watchmaker. etching

Large watchmaker. etching. Engraving by Konstantin Kalinovych

life

life. Engraving by Konstantin Kalinovych

Museum clouds. Etching, mezzo tinto, drypoint

Museum clouds. Etching, mezzo tinto, drypoint

Museum of butterflies. Etching, mezzo tinto, drypoint

Museum of butterflies. Etching, mezzo tinto, drypoint

Point of St. John. bookplate

Point of St. John. bookplate. Engraving by Konstantin Kalinovych

In the gallery “V-concept” (St. Petersburg, Nevsky Prospect, 78) with the participation of the publishing house “Vita Nova” and the gallery of “Neva Tower” opened the exhibition “The plot: Bosch.” The exhibition features drawings of both Russian and foreign artists, including the work of Konstantin Kalynovych. The exhibition lasts till 13 November.

Konstantin Kalinovych