Mukhin is firmly grounded in the rich tradition of Russian art. The heartland of Old Russia is not only his birthplace but also his inspiration. Steeped in the traditions and spirituality of his native land, he has developed a compelling personal style that, by the force of his artistic talent, transcends boundaries---temporal, geographic and cultural.
It is a mysterious but delightful phenomenon for Western audiences that Mukhin enables us to go beyond reason, beyond tired definitions and worn-out cliches to the enchanted realm of powerful human sensibilities. His images bring us to comprehend the elemental interdependence of the visible and invisible worlds, while leading us to encounter the quintessential that lies within us. Mukhin’s talents go far beyond just painting. His collection includes mural/fresco designs, sculpture, drawings and large scale public art projects.
Mukhin’s work has been described as eloquent and expressive. His sensitive depiction’s of human fragility are done in a way that is easily accessible to the viewer and ultimately something we can all relate to. His works are further exemplified by use of a large scale and brilliant master painting techniques. He gives the viewer a romantic window to a time long passed, as we reflect on our status in the world today.
In the past, Mukhin’s work and commissions have been religious in nature. Mukhin’s current artistic movement is to show that his special "iconistic" style can be applied to various types of subject matter and abstractions. He is actively seeking out more Western exposure, so that he could get involved in art projects that will successfully demonstrate his versatility and hopefully grant him further artistic expansion.
Mukhin’s works are property of private collections in Russia, USA, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Malta. They are exhibited in the Yaroslavl Art museum, in the Norilsk and Togliatti picture Galleries, and in the Foundations of the Russian Ministry of Culture. He has been elected a member of the Academy of Arts in Russia. Currently there is a book about Mukhin’s work being published "Art: The Tree of Life" and will be available for sale at the opening of the exhibition, as well as his artworks, through the Grant Gallery.