The content on this page is aggregated and is not affiliated with the artist.
When searching the internet last year for new artistic talent to introduce to his collectors, Arcadia Contemporary’s Steve Diamant was blown away by a series of paintings he stumbled upon on Instagram. Created by a painter from the Ukraine named Denis Sarazhin, these works – with their strong sense of color, texture, and design – immediately appealed to the gallery owner for their uniqueness. Diamant immediately reached out to the young man, and now after a year of collaboration, is proud and excited to be premiering new works by Sarazhin at the artist’s first solo exhibition with Arcadia.
Sarazhin, who was born in the small town of Nikopol in 1982, is a 2008 graduate of the Kharkov Art and Design Academy who discovered his love of art in much the same way Diamant discovered him: by chance. Originally a university graduate in the culinary arts, Sarazhin had decided to further his career prospects by enrolling in a computer design program at a technical college. While there, he found himself filling course requirements by attending drawing and painting classes which he soon realized were consuming his interest more than his initial choice of study. Spurred on by his new fascination, he decided to apply to the Kharkov Academy where he was accepted after passing the entrance exam – a miracle in Sarazhin’s opinion since the exam marked the very first time he drew a male figure from life. Despite those uncertain beginnings, however, Sarazhin founding himself leaving school a few years later with the 1st Degree Diploma Award for Excellence in Painting.
...“I’m very impressed with plasticity, beauty, and the aesthetics and grace of the human figure,” says Sarazhin. “But it’s also the nonverbal language, which can say more than words. No words are able to surpass the force of expressiveness of the human body. There (are) simply so many expressions, feelings, and emotions...