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© Yelena Yasen. Sergei Blumin in New Art International. Book Art Press, 2006 – 2007


Yelena Yasen

Sergei Blumin in New Art International

A Compendium of Recent Works by World Contemporary Artists
Executive Editor Jeremy Sedley
Book Art Press Publishers
New York, Volume XII, 2007-2008




A native of Russia, Sergei Blumin developed first as a musician who played with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and the Kirov Opera and Ballet Theater.  While studying at the Moscow Conservatory, Blumin admired the artwork of Kandinsky and Klee and was inspired to produce his first painting.  In 1974 he joined the Union of Artists and created miniature metal sculpture, which was exhibited throughout the former Soviet Union.  Emigrating to Europe in 1978, Blumin showed his work in Vienna and Florence.  The next year, he settled in New York City, where he evolved as a painter.

Blumin has had eight solo exhibitions in Russia, Italy, Austria and France, as well as many solo and group shows in the U.S.  His work is included in the collections of the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg; the State Historical Museum, Moscow; the Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna; and Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.

I am attracted to primary, basic human emotions, but not to destructive ones like anger or hatred.  I strike for harmony, even in dissonance…

Editing by Daniel Blumin


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About Yelena Yasen

Yelena Yasen (Елена Ясногородская): M.A. in Art History and Criticism from The Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia. Work history includes: Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; Brooklyn Museum, New York; New School for Social Research, New York; Private College, New York (25 years of teaching experience). Presently: self-employed writer on art subjects and art designer; an author of "Russian Children's Book Illustration or Another Chapter in the History of Russian Avant-Garde" (Institute of Modern Russian Culture, University of Southern California, Archive); multiple published articles and essays in Russian and English (www.yelenayasen.wordpress.com, www.yelenayasenbooks.wordpress.com, www.adonispublishing.wordpress.com); video lectures on YouTube and Vimeo internet portals; multiple mutual art projects in collaboration with artist Sergei Blumin


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