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“Correalism” an Art Movement Revived


In 1939 Kiesler, who worked for most of his career as a designer of theatrical sets and art exhibits, formulated an important modernist theory for understanding the relationship between art and space that he called CORREALISM. He believed that the dynamic correlations between objects, environment, and human experiences in all aspects of art and design should be analyzed, since their relationship was part of an ongoing spiritual process that lent meaning to existence.

In 2016, Russian poet Maikl Anmaschev revived this term to best describe Zhenya Gershman’s art. Anmaschev stressed the wordplay with “Cor” being derived from the Latin word meaning “Heart”.  Thus Anmaschev’s use of the term resulted in outlining a new direction in visual art emphasizing the organ of the heart as the core tool for the experience of reality.  Correalism is characterized by the emotional intensity exchanged between the artist and the viewer via the medium of the artwork.

Image above: Zhenya Gershman, “Laughter in the Dark”, detail, oil on canvas, 2017

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints Release

A series of Zhenya Gershman’s paintings Larger Than Life are now available as limited edition fine art prints. The series features seven different artworks that are printed in a limited edition of ten prints.  This unique edition is printed on the highest quality, heavy weight, Hahnemühle paper, using superior archival ink.  Additionally, there is the opportunity to acquire a unique Artist Proof personally autographed by the artist (from each series).  All prints are signed and numbered by the artist.   For inquires please contact here.

Click below for the virtual portfolio:

PRINT EDITION PORTFOLIO

Image: Zhenya Gershman, “Bob”, oil on canvas, 29 x 46 1/2 (available as a limited edition print)

Artisan Series Award: Los Angeles

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Zhenya Gershman was selected from thousands of artists who submitted their work to be included in the semi-finalist regional exhibition hosted by the Building Bridges Art Exchange organized by The BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Artisan Series – a national search to find the next big name in visual arts. Created in partnership with Russell and Danny Simmons’  Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, the Artisan Series offers artists a national platform to showcase their work.
LOS ANGELES regional event will be held at:

BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE, Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave., Unit F2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

SEPTEMBER 17TH

7:30-9:00 pm

RSVP at LA@artisanseriesevents.com

Zhenya Gershman’s Paintings Selected for LA Art Show 2016

The LA Art Show, the city’s largest and longest running platform for fine art, bringing in more than 120 galleries representing 22 countries, will feature Zhenya Gershman’s “Larger Than Life” paintings, presented by Building Bridges Art Exchange.

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The 200,000 square foot art fair is estimated to welcome more than 50,000 art enthusiasts to the Los Angeles Convention Center at the upcoming January 2016 event.

Sparking global art trends,  the LA Art Show has consistently been a stomping ground for established artists and a launching pad for emerging talent to showcase what’s now and next in art.  “The art and artists that have been featured at the LA Art Show have been exceptional over the years,” states LA Art Show Producer Kim Martindale.  “We’ve had more than a dozen Venice Biennale artists exhibit their works at our show, as well as artists that have exhibited at major museums such as The Met and LACMA.” 

The LA Art Show attracts more than 300 international journalists and five billion media impressions each year, creating a cultural hotspot during the four-day run of the exhibition.

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Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street West Hall A
January 27-31, 2016

International ARTE AL LIMITE art magazine’s profile story on Zhenya Gershman

A palette as deep as memory
By Francesco Scagliola. Journalist (Italy)
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Zhenya is a Los Angeles based artist, investigating the human being in its truest nature through paint—emphasizing rather than concealing the complexities of life including all its struggles and joy. By developing a unique approach to portrait art, which she refers to as “psychological landscape”, Zhenya is able to connect to the deepest memories of our vital essence, ultimately encouraging us to look back at ourselves.

Artweek L.A. features Zhenya Gershman’s latest work

ZG_Bergamont_096v1_mediumDramatic monumental portraits of iconic public and private figures, revealed through the story of paint, is the subject of a stunning body of new work by renowned artist Zhenya Gershman.

Read more…

“Larger Than Life” on view through April 10th

Larger Than Life is a series of intimate portraits created on a monumental scale.
Told in the story of paint, Zhenya’s art features iconic public and private figures,
Revealing what lies beneath the surface. Her muses, including Clint Eastwood, Mick Jagger, Bryan Cranston, Robert Duvall, Mark Snyder, and Willem Dafoe adorn the exhibition.

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Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Ave., Unit F2
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310-770-1961

Jewish Journal Review: Zhenya Gershman, ‘Larger Than Life’

jewish journal 2015Although she stands at 5-foot-10, the artist Zhenya Gershman is not imposing. Her canvases, on the other hand, are grand, standing up to 7 feet tall, befitting their subjects: actors, musicians and celebrities who very much live up to their billing in the aptly titled new exhibition “Larger Than Life.”

Read a full article by Evan Henerson here…

Joe Manganiello, Micky Dolenz, More Attend Larger Than Life Art Opening

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Sirius XM star Frank DeCaro (L), Singer/songwriter, actor, writer, director Micky Dolenz (C) and CBS Watch Editor and Author Jim Colucci (R) at the Red Carpet reception for Zhenya Gershman Larger Than Life Exhibition.

What do Anthony Hopkins, Bryan Cranston, Willem Dafoe and select other famous faces have in common? A face worthy of capturing in a crystallized moment of their stellar careers, caught in a mixed media composition that reflects an artistic moment for both the performer and the artist.

Read more here from Monsters and Critics… by April Neale

MICKY DOLENZ: Larger Than Life Portrait by Zhenya Gershman

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