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About Semion RabinkovSemion Rabinkov is originally from Kishinev, Moldova, Semion has established himself as a major upcoming artist in contemporary sculpture. Bronze sculpture is imbued with monumental presence through a well and cohesive style. The expression of humanity and the human from is beautifully expressed. Skillfully executed, the sculpture exhibits a strong sense of physical permanence and spiritual poignancy.
Exhibition History of Semion RabinkovSemion Rabinkov`s Exhibitions
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1996 Cultural center in Ramat Ha-Sharon, Israel.
1998 C.A.S.E. Museum of Contemporary Russian Art, Jersey City, NJ.
1999 Art Gallery "Safrai", Jerusalem, Israel.
2000 DBA Muzza Art Collections, Los Angeles, California, CA.
2000 Art Gallery "Nama", Tel Aviv, Israel.
2001 DBA Muzza Art Collections, Fort Collins, Colorado, CO.
2001-09 Gallery "Graal" Agen, France.
2003-08 Michael Lombardo Gallery, New York, NY.
2004 Gratz College, Melrose Park, Philadelphia, PA.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1978 "Autumn exhibition", Kishinev, Moldova.
1979 Republican Exhibition "Sport for Art", Kishinev, Moldova.
1982 "Autumn Exhibition", Kishinev, Moldova.
1983 Republican State Sculpture Exhibition, Kishinev, Moldova.
1987 Republican State Exhibition "Young people", Kishinev, Moldova.
1987 Exhibition "Sculpture for Landscape", Kishinev, Moldova.
1988 Republican Sculpture Exhibition, Kishinev, Moldova.
1988 "Young Artists Exhibition", Moscow, USSR.
1990 "Autumn Exhibition" group of Sanur, Art Village Sanur, Israel.
1991 "Exhibition group of Sanur", Tel Aviv, Israel.
1992 "Exhibition group of Sanur", Haifa, Israel.
1992 "Sculptures Round" in President`s Forest, Jerusalem, Israel.
1993 "Exhibition group of Sanur", Tel Aviv, Israel.
1995 "Exhibition Art group of Sanur", Paris, France.
1995 "Olim" Artists Exhibition, Jerusalem, Israel.
1996 ArtExspo, New York, NY.
1997 Exhibition Group of Sanur, Tel Aviv, Israel.
1998 Exhibition "Young Russia" C.A.S.E. Museum, Jersey City, NJ.
1999 Exhibition Group of Sanur, Haifa, Israel.
1999 Exhibition group of Sanur, Jerusalem, Israel.
1999 Exhibition group of Sanur, Kiryat-Motzkin, Israel.
2000 The Gallery on the Cliff, Natania, Israel.
2001 "Cultural Center", Natania, Israel.
2002 "Cultural Center", Art G 7+1, Natania, Israel.
2004 Associate member Exhibition of Audubon Artists inc. Oak Ridge,
One forest park, NY.
2005 Rockaway Artists Alliance, Inc. Rockaway Beach, Queens, NY.
2005 National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA.
2006 Payne Gallery, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA.
2008 Kouros Gallery, Accrochage-Summer 2008, New York, NY.
2009 Phillip`s Mill, 80th Annual Art Exhibition, New Hope, PA.
2010 Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens, Devon, PA.
Biography / CV of Semion RabinkovSemion Rabinkov was born in Kishinev, 1954. In 1973 he graduated from Repine College of Art in Kishinev and received Sculptor`s Diploma. Specializing in monumental sculpture. He started his career as a sculptor in Kishinev, where he worked from 1973-1990 and he installed some outdoor sculptures in the city of Kishinev. He continued working as a sculptor after moving to Israel in 1990.
His sculptures have been published in numerous Newspapers and Magazines; Israel, France, Russia, USA.
In 2003-2005 assisted in creating and establishing memorial monument (Trinity Root) of the World Trade Center attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001. In 2004, he was selected as a winner at the Art Global Competition of the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in New York City.
Semion has many works in private, corporate collections and museums, among them C.A.S.E. Museum of Contemporary Russian Art in Jersey City and National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia.
Artist Statement of Semion RabinkovSemion Rabinkov`s Personal Statement
I have been a sculptor all of my life. The more I do, the more difficult I find it to explain what sculpture is.
For me, sculpture is the combination of all medias. This is right, and, on the other hand, wrong. The whole of sculpture is greater than its parts. Sculpture is the full reflection of our lives.
I have been creating figurative sculpture for over 35 years, and I could have done it all of my life. The plasticity of a human?s body is boundless. However, in recent years my interests have expanded to the relationship between the figure and the nature surrounding it.
I do not trust in apocalypses? forecasts. The human being is a part of nature, and what is created by hands by a person should co-exist in harmony with nature. I believe in the possibility of the human?s sensible and harmonious integration with nature.
In my latest works the dominant materials are steel and bronze. Stainless steel, for me, represents a human aspect, and bronze personifies nature. The cold, shiny stainless steel dictates a certain approach. It calls for something geometrically strict with a rigid silhouette and sharp sides.
Bronze is a ?warmer? organic material. Bronze alloys have been found in result of volcanic activity thousand years ago.
The coexistence of these materials personifies mutual relations of the person and of nature. And I hope, my works exemplifies it.
The scale of my work ranges widely. I believe each piece can be monumental regardless of size.
Awards and Prizes of Semion RabinkovSemion Rabinkov`s Awards
2002 Winner of the competition for creation of a decorative sculpture the city of
Natania in Israel.
2004 Winner of the Art Global Competition of the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery
in New Yark City.
Reviews of work by Semion RabinkovSemion Rabinkov`s Reviews
Certaines sculptures provoquent en nous une admiration tout simplement, dautres-sourire ou encore tonnement. Chez Semion cest tout fait different. Cest une sculpture qui refl?te notre vie quotidienne avec toutes ces facettes de joie et de mlancolie, de tendresse et de force, de nostalgie et d?enthousiasme. Chacun de nous avec un peu plus de coeur et un peu plus "me se reconna`t dans son oeuvre.
Galerie Graal, France
I have been acquainted with Semion Rabinkov`s work for many years.
I also came to know his technical abilities and creative process as well during the time we worked together as he helped me create my monumental sculptures. In my opinion, Semion belongs to a limited group of modern sculptors who have a solid classical background. By taking an active part in all the stages of creating a sculpture, he also has the practical experience of a craftsman. It is the combination of knowledge with skill permits him such total freedom of creativity. The sculpture of Semion, no matter how much he deforms the human body and no matter how far he deviates from classical constructional proportions, always has a professional core. This is what differs Semion from laymen who only know how to imitate modern plastic art.
Semion`s sculptures are full of expression and freedom. His deformations are tense and meaningful, and not in the least chaotic. This gives us every right to say that we deal with mature artist.
Public Works of Semion RabinkovSemion Rabinkov`sPublic work
1991 Admitted into the Sculptors Society of Israel.
2003 Installed outdoor decorative sculpture in central square cit of Natania, Israel.
Price Range of WorkSemion Rabinkov's work has a price range from £5,000 to £10,834
Mediums utilisedSemion Rabinkov's work is found in the following materials:
Casted Bronze and Stainless Steel Caste Bronze & Stainless Steel
Artwork CategorisedSemion Rabinkov's work is found in the following categories on site:
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (3)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside (2)
Small / Little Abstract Contemporary Sculptures / Statues (2)
Organic / Abstract Sculpture (2)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Icarus Sculptures Statues statuettes
Aquatic Sculptures Fish / Shells / Sharks / Seals / Corals / Seaweed
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary
Abstract Fish Sculptures
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