Alex Goncharenko (born Alexey D. Goncharenko) – Russian muralist, works in Pan-geometry artistic style. Was born in Leningrad, Russia, Soviet Union in 1955, and currently lives in Moscow, Russia. Member of the Moscow Union of Artists since 1995, and in 2004 joined the Union of Designers of Moscow. Since 1985 Alex Goncharenko participated in a number of Russian and international art exhibitions. His works were bought by private collectors of Russia, Poland, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, etc.
Alex Goncharenko born in the family of an artist, Dmitry L. Goncharenko (1924–2011). His stepmother, Elena D. Goncharenko (1942-2013), an art historian, was a Council of curators member in “Dom” cultural center (the cradle of Moscow underground art). Currently lives in Moscow, Russia.
His teachers were his father, architect Stepan G. Stepanian, muralist Sergei S. Fedorov and professor of art, honoured artist of Russian Federation Sergei M.Godyna.
In 1973-1975 he did the military service. After demobilization he started work with Moscow Monumental and decorative art complex. In 1975-1994 with Viktor B.Elkonin (whose teachers were Vladimir A. Favorsky and Lev A. Bruni) and, also, with his father Dmitry Goncharenko, Alexey created designs for industrial and public buildings in different cities of former USSR. Alex Goncharenko co-authored and author of a number of mosaic and ceramic panels, stained-glass windows and other works of monumental-decorative art.
From 1990 to 1999 Alex Goncharenko created several series of art objects dedicated to Russian Avant-Guarde under the “Right to dream” project (curated by Vitaly Patsukov).
In 1999-2010 he worked as a ceramic designer, designer patterns for batik, furniture designer, designer printing.
LIST OF EXHIBITION:
-Silk Road, 2017, NCCA, Moscow, Russia
-Graphics of monumental painting. Exhibition hall of the Moscow Union of Artists, 2016, Moscow, Russia
-Art in Process. RHWK, 2016, Berlin, Germany
-From Singer (“Зингер” sewing machine) to Singer, Cultural Center “House”, 2013, Moscow, Russia
-Aside Malevich, Cultural Center “House”, 2012, Moscow, Russia
-I, dragonfly, earth and sky, Cultural Center “House”, 2011, Moscow, Russia
-Moscow-Artists-Moscow. Central exhibition hall “Manege”, 2007, Moscow, Russia
-The anniversary exhibition dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the section of artists monumentally-decorative art. Moscow House of artist. 2004, Moscow, Russia
-Aside Malevich, Cultural Center “House”, 2003, Moscow, Russia
-Structure and design, Gallery A3, 2003, Moscow, Russia
-Personal exhibition. Right to dream. Gallery Pabst, 1999, Munich, Germany
-Personal exhibition. Right to dream. C.Art Gallery, 1999, Dornbirn, Austria
-Personal exhibition. Right to dream. Espace de l’Art Concret, 1999, Mouans-Sartoux, France
-Pangeometry (“Пангеометрия”), Information Center “Culture of the XX century”, 1997, Moscow, Russia
-Personal exhibition. In Search of a new space, Gallery A3, 1994, Moscow, Russia
-Personal exhibition. Point and Line, “Youth” magazine, 1987, Moscow, Russia
-Personal exhibition. The concept and intuition, Youth Central House, 1985, Moscow, Russia
Alex Goncharenko participated in three industrial exhibitions:
-Artmebel 2004. ARFEX Competition, Moscow, Russia
-Interflora-2002. Expocentre, Moscow, Russia
-World of furniture and interiors. FIDEXPO 2001, Moscow, Russia
VITALY PATSYUKOV ABOUT THE NEW PROJECT OF ALEX GONCHARENKO:
(Vitaly Patsyukov – Head of Artistic and Interdisciplinary Programs Department National Center for Contemporary Arts Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, art historian, curator, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of arts)
Project consists of two series (“Techno-zone” and “Androids”) that examine structure and models of new techno-reality. The imagery is defined by a system of artistic organisms (“personas”) – artifacts as individuals. Compositions presented in these series follow the tradition of Russian constructivism and ideas El Lissitzky’s pangeometry. They reveal a special dialogue between contemporary postmodernists forms and avant-garde canon of the first decades of 20 th century.
Project focuses not only on the relations between classic radical culture and intellectual imagery of contemporary geometric artistic systems, but also on the avant-garde traditions’ mutation phenomenon, i.e. on contemporary artistic comprehension of avant-garde vision primal scheme. Series “Techno-zone” and “Androids” discover a world of ludic combinatorics comprised of figurative Malevich’s and Lissitzky’s elements, transcoded in deconstructive technologies and forms of computer strategies. Dramatic composition of my project is built upon a deeply personal gesture.