Peter Bronfin - an artist, an architect, an animator. Born in Moscow, Russia, he graduated from the Institute of Architecture and worked in architecture studios, theater, and film. While practicing forms of applied art, Bronfin continued to work as a painter, developing a unique style that characterizes his current oeuvre.
Bronfin's creativity stems from the rich tradition of Russian avant-garde and reflects the conceptual framework of Suprematism and the Constructivist movement. His paintings contain elements of primitivist art in their simple androgynous forms and deformed figures. The vibrant palette of pure colors adds to the child-like naivete of the compositions. Upon closer examination, however, one notices some idiosyncratic elements of Bronfin's art that are destabilizing and unsettling. The frontal faces of his figures lack all physiognomic features, staring out at the viewer with vacuous phantasmagoric visages. The ones that do have some semblance of features are rendered in the posterior position, allowing only a peripheral glance at their faces. The anonymous, faceless personages that inhabit Bronfin's brightly colored canvases are constantly retreating from the audience, concealing their identity and avoiding any contact with the viewer. Vibrant and child-like in their form and palette, Bronfin's paintings embody a sense of solitude and alienation of the modern man.
In 2006, Bronfin participated in the Russian Animation Festival, earning first place as the best director. Bronfin paintings are part of several corporate and private collections in Russia, the UK, Spain and the U.S. The artist currently lives and works in Moscow, Russia.
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