Kotkov, Ernest Ivanovich (Ukrainian), b. 1931

Ernest Kotkov graduated from Kyiv State Art University in 1955. He became a new Alexander Archipenko in Ukrainian culture on a new spiral of art history. He is a talented versatile artist in oil paintings, graphics, sculptures, monumental mosaics, and posters. In the 60s Kotkov was named by the communist party an "abstractionist, avandardist, non-conformist" thus he was excluded from many national art exhibitions regulated by the Soviet Party. Kotkov never painted socialist realism art. Instead he became a monumental Artist whose monumental sculptures became landmarks across Ukraine, while his paintings became a true reflection of his inner soul, family values and beliefs.
Kotkov eventually gained his recognition and success in late 80s which led him to exhibitions across Soviet Union and internationally. His works are collected by museums and privately in Ukraine, France, USA, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Israel and now in the UK.
Today Ernest Kotkov's works are in abstract surreal combination of colours-textures-lines - a style that cost him tremendous courage, patience and concentration during Soviet times. He is an icon for many young artists. Ernest Kotkov is an outstanding master of composition, with Cubism and Suprematism becoming schools of style which he mastered in his own unique way. His canvases are dominated by monumental, broad, courageous strokes translated into a game of lines and colours.
His works are an internal reality. He observes them from the bottom of his consciousness. He contemplates and questions them; he is both a master and a stranger to his own works. His works were and are deprived from social and historical references.
For Kotkov "Art is the only language of communication for people on this planet".


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At the datcha
Available

At the datcha

1981

Oil on Canvas

100x60cm

£ 8,000.00

In one rhythm
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In one rhythm

2009

Oil on Canvas

90x80cm

£ 8,000.00

Melody of colour
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Melody of colour

2008

Oil on Canvas

80x90cm

£ 8,000.00

Two plus One
Available

Two plus One

2008

Oil on Canvas

70x90cm

£ 8,000.00

Woman
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Woman

1980s

Oil on Canvas

60x75cm

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