Exhibitions

June 2011

Masabikh Akhunov: The linocut master of Soviet Russia

Masabikh Fatkhlislamovich Akhunov was born in the village Verkhne-Moncharova in Bashkiria. He reinvented the linocut media in the 1960's, last taken seriously by the Russian/Soviet avantgarde of the 1920's. Utilizing his masterful command of the media's technique and his creative approach to the opportunities in the media, he set new standards for artistic expression in linocut.

His extremely gentle cut and multi-layer technique create an amazing feeling of light and perspective, not seen with any other graphical artist. He juxtaposed heavy industrial themes with human objects and poetic elements of nature, creating a unique atmosphere.

Occasionally, he broke the severeness of the linocut by applying gentle, pastel-like watercolours to the individual print.

From the late 1960's he created several series of prints with industrial and agricultural themes, with names like "The Industrial Rhythms of Russia", "Industries of the Black-Earth Region", "Industry in the 11th 5-Year Plan", and "The Defenders of the Fatherland". He also made a large amount of Lenin images, many of which were published as posters.

Curiously, he claims to have made the last Lenin poster to be published officially, in 1989.

In his later years, he shifted to the depiction of the poetry of the Russian landscape, Russian churches and religious motives. He is now regarded as the most outstanding artist of the linocut media in Russia, constantly featured in graphic's exhibitions.
Paintings purchased in monthly exhibitions receive a complimentary 10% discount.


After the Shift
Available

After the Shift

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1984

Works on Paper: Linocut

57 x 54 cm

£ 850.00

Armatures
Available

Armatures

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1969

Works on Paper: Linocut

54 x 51 cm

£ 850.00

At the Control Board at the Sheet-Rolling Workshop
Available

At the Control Board at the Sheet-Rolling Workshop

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1987

Works on Paper: Linocut

69 x 56 cm

£ 1,000.00

Autumn Ploughing
Available

Autumn Ploughing

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1970

Works on Paper: Linocut

78 x 64 cm

£ 1,000.00

Beloretsk Metal Plant
Available

Beloretsk Metal Plant

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1967

Works on Paper: Linocut

51 x 73 cm

£ 1,000.00

Bread and Salt for the Victors
Available

Bread and Salt for the Victors

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1975

Works on Paper: Linocut

61 x 57 cm

£ 1,000.00

Bridge Components
Available

Bridge Components

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1978

Works on Paper: Linocut

48 x 55 cm

£ 850.00

Cranes
Available

Cranes

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1976

Works on Paper: Linocut

57 x 49 cm

£ 850.00

Foundations
Available

Foundations

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1976

Works on Paper: Linocut

54 x 51 cm

£ 850.00

In the Paint Workshop
Available

In the Paint Workshop

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1979

Works on Paper: Linocut

48 x 54 cm

£ 850.00

In the Welding Workshop
Available

In the Welding Workshop

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1978

Works on Paper: Linocut

47 x 55 cm

£ 850.00

Installing the Rotating Cement Blender
Available

Installing the Rotating Cement Blender

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1979

Works on Paper: Linocut

53 x 53 cm

£ 850.00

Kauchuk Factory named after Kirov
Available

Kauchuk Factory named after Kirov

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1979

Works on Paper: Linocut

56 x 50 cm

£ 850.00

KMA (Kursk Magnetic Anomaly). A Discussion
Available

KMA (Kursk Magnetic Anomaly). A Discussion

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1987

Works on Paper: Linocut

77 x 64 cm

£ 1,000.00

KMA. Opening the Mine. Stoilenskii Ore
Available

KMA. Opening the Mine. Stoilenskii Ore

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1967

Works on Paper: Linocut

64 x 71 cm

£ 1,000.00

Land-Surveying
Available

Land-Surveying

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1983

Works on Paper: Linocut

53 x 51 cm

£ 850.00

Lenin at the Kremlin
Available

Lenin at the Kremlin

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1970

Works on Paper: Linocut

64 x 56 cm

£ 850.00

Lenin On Defending the Revolution
Available

Lenin On Defending the Revolution

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1973

Works on Paper: Linocut

65 x 56 cm

£ 850.00

Mining. Kursk Magnetic Anomaly
Available

Mining. Kursk Magnetic Anomaly

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1969

Works on Paper: Linocut

64 x 71 cm

£ 1,000.00

New House
Available

New House

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1982

Works on Paper: Linocut

47 x 65 cm

£ 850.00

Novolipetsk Metallurgical Complex
Available

Novolipetsk Metallurgical Complex

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1974

Works on Paper: Linocut

64 x 76 cm

£ 1,000.00

Novovorenezh Nuclear Power Plant
Available

Novovorenezh Nuclear Power Plant

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1983

Works on Paper: Linocut

57 x 49 cm

£ 1,000.00

Roads by the Mine. The Gubkin Mine
Available

Roads by the Mine. The Gubkin Mine

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1976

Works on Paper: Linocut

67 x 56 cm

£ 1,000.00

Steelworkers
Available

Steelworkers

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1969

Works on Paper: Linocut

47 x 65 cm

£ 850.00

The Construction Site of the Oskol Electrometallurgical Industrial Complex
Available

The Construction Site of the Oskol Electrometallurgical Industrial Complex

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1969

Works on Paper: Linocut

57 x 57 cm

£ 1,000.00

The layers of the Lebedyanskii Mine
Available

The layers of the Lebedyanskii Mine

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1974

Works on Paper: Linocut

65 x 70 cm

£ 1,000.00

The Welding Workshop at the Cement Plant
Available

The Welding Workshop at the Cement Plant

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1978

Works on Paper: Linocut

48 x 55 cm

£ 850.00

Vladimir Ilich Lenin
Available

Vladimir Ilich Lenin

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1981

Works on Paper: Linocut

56 x 62 cm

£ 850.00

Vladimir Ilich Lenin
Available

Vladimir Ilich Lenin

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1968

Works on Paper: Linocut

46 x 37 cm

£ 400.00

Vladimir Ilich Lenin
Available

Vladimir Ilich Lenin

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1967

Works on Paper: Linocut

45 x 38 cm

£ 400.00

Vladimir Ilich Lenin
Available

Vladimir Ilich Lenin

Masabikh Akhunov

Russian

1969

Works on Paper: Linocut

50 x 40 cm

£ 400.00

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