Artist Ivan Lukinykh is a dark horse. He carefully protects his private life, information about him is scarce, and only basics are known. He was born in Perm in 1978, from 1993 to 1996 he studied at the professional college of Perm № 4 (painting and graphics faculty), then commenced his studies at the Perm branch of Russian Academy of fine Arts and Architecture. Lukinykh dropped out after a year and turned into a self-taught artist. At the moment he lives and works in Perm being the only artist using hyper-realistic approach to painting in his native city.
Selected personal and group exhibitions:
2012 Streets. Singularity progresses, Erarta Gallery of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg.
2012 (Un)Conditional Reality. New Art of Perm, Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg.
2010 GOP ART, Festival “Perm Live”, PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm.
2010 Art-Perm 2010, Perm.
2010 Myths and Legends of Perm the Great, Central Exhibition Space, Perm.
2010 Real Art, ПRОЕКТ_FАБRИКА, Moscow.
2009 Perm. Hyper-reality, Personal exhibition at Souz Art Gallery, Perm
Ivan’s works are exhibited at the museum of modern art “PERMM”, Erarta Museum and Galleries of contemporary art and also in private collections.