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Oskolkov, Nikolai

For more information about this artist, please email us at info@kiptonart.com or call 212-486-2608.

Awards
Best Undergraduate Work USC 48th Annual Student Art Exhibition, February 2004. (Local)
Best in Show USC 49th Annual Student Art Exhibition, March 2005. (Local)
Recipient of the USC Art Scholarship, Spring 2004 – Spring 2006. (Local)
USC College Of Arts and Sciences Student of the Month, March 2006. (Local)
Featured representative of the emerging USC Magellan Scholar Program at the Grand Opening of the USC Office of Undergraduate Research, November 17, 2005. (Local)

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The Ropeswing
Oil on Canvas




I believe that for some, art is a demanding part of life rather than a just a choice. It assumes first place before everything else and strives to tie itself to all aspects of lifestyle and activity. I am more and more fascinated with the beauty of our world because of regular meditation and devotion to experience through mimesis. The opportunity to manifest gratitude and love between the mystery of awareness and material existence has been the highest reward in my life. To the artist, the marriage of pure desire and will may lead to spiritual possession of the world and to the realization of the many gifts we are given as individuals in the divine order of existence. Over the past few years, I have recognized a trinity in my artistic attention. First, I must become genuinely aware of the various surrounding environments and cultures in which I may find myself. It was a revelation to find that everything in the world is a musical combination of occurrence, coincidence, and pattern with a well-defined purpose. The order constitutes people as evolving nations; cities as growing plants; rivers and trees as melodious painters; and galaxies as countless microbes. I try to give credence to my material existence through an emotional combination of metaphor with universal, cultural, and personal symbolism. A different form of expression in my painting comes from the internal world of memory gained from material experience as records of emotional, visual and textural occurrences within the mind. It is a practice of forced vision and acceptance of mental imagery as performances of the artist’s constantly developing internal culture. Through this contemplative, truly personal and inventive drawing and painting, I am allowed to tap into the world of dreams, in which our souls spend almost half their natural life. Gods, spirits, and archetypes reveal themselves and become tangible through imitative presentation as a dialogue is established between personal spirituality and the universal pantheon. Finally, in our time of unsurpassed development in countless areas of human existence it is truly a unique opportunity and a challenge to prove how the romantic practice of painting belongs in modern society. There is a mental athleticism in learning how to compromise to be expressive, pragmatic, and skillful. It is my mission to develop respect and an understandable dialogue with for any viewer and stay exclusively true to myself. I must be able to plant a kind of “series tree” and establish multiple interests. I have to learn to give and gain the very most using any available resources. I try to expand and push the limits, even learning how to stylistically collaborate on projects with like-minded artists. I just want to accept that if I may live only once, it is only worth to create something alternative out of life to be sure I’m not wasting time, one of our most precious gifts. I am more than willing to work on diverse commissions, ranging from portraits and thematic paintings to master copies and interior decoration. Commissions are undertaken in all scales ranging from small sketches to mural-size paintings. I work primarily in oil on canvas, and have recently been experimenting more with less “heavy” mediums, such as color pencil, gouache, watercolors and other drawing mediums.

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Red Square Parade


15 x 30 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Red Cavalry


16 x 20 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Mustang


15 x 30 in.


Oil on Canvas



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The Way It Is, The Way it Used To Be


36 x 30 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Madonna of the Rocks


78 x 48 in.


Oil on Wood


 


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Paganini


48 x 36 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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Portrait of Will Moreau


16 x 12 in.


Oil on Wood


 


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Ginevra de'Benci


14 x 15 in.


Oil on Wood


 


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Saint Nicholas


7 x 5 in.


Other


 


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Saint John the Evangelist


16 x 12 in.


Other


 


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Christ Not Made By Hands


16 x 12 in.


Oil on Wood


 


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Raising Hell


86 x 96 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Archangel Gabriel


14 x 11 in.


Other


 


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Self-Portrait, 2005


16 x 12 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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Antinous Dionysus


10 x 8 in.


Other


 


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Dixie Commissar


12 x 9 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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Savannah, St. Patrick's Day


30 x 36 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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Rastafarian


14 x 11 in.


Mixed Media


 


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Huntin' an' Fishin'


16 x 32 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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Mushroom Rain


30 x 24 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Portrait of Olessia Maximenko


12 x 16 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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Old Truck


12 x 16 in.


Water Color


 


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Assault on Fort Sumter


30 x 36 in.


Oil on Canvas



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The Piazzetta in Venice


56 x 80 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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Crags on the Marsh


12 x 16 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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Portrait of Musician Stefan Cu


30 x 36 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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Remy on Shem Creek


36 x 30 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Redneck Boy


36 x 30 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Shem Creek at Rest


30 x 36 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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San Maria San Salute


60 x 60 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Bluegrass


36 x 48 in.



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Snuffy, Pappy, and Greasy


16 x 12 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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"Fat Lyter" with his Martin


36 x 30 in.


Oil on Canvas



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On the Intracoastal Waterway


12 x 16 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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Grand Canal at Night


12 x 16 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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Folly Beach


12 x 16 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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ITALIAN


24 x 18 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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Where the Rivers Meet and the


24 x 30 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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Self-Portrait


12 x 9 in.


Oil on Wood


 


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George Hunter McMaster


36 x 30 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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Gust of Wind


36 x 48 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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Sunday Morning on Toogoodoo Ro


36 x 48 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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Overgrown Trailer


30 x 36 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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St Helena Island


12 x 9 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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Bass Fiddle


16 x 12 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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Russian Table


36 x 36 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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Icons in Columbia


36 x 30 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass


30 x 36 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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Ashepoo River


36 x 30 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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The Ropeswing


48 x 96 in.


Oil on Canvas


 


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The Mighty South


60 x 72 in.


Oil on Canvas


 

 
       

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