Mikhail Roginsky is a key artist of the second half of the XX century, the main life writer of the Soviet times among nonconformists. In his works the artist used to choose two art concepts opposed to each other: the world of things silently indicating human presence and the universe of a big city adressed to a person. His art occupies an important position between the art of "Thaw" and the art of "Perestroika". For decades the artist's constant characters have been simple things: walls, doors, tiles, kettles and primuses. Mikhail Roginsky being one of the first in the circle of nonconformists opened up the world of Soviet life as a subject of artistic research and comprehension. Some researchers consider Roginsky to be a pop art artist though he called himself a documentarian.
Mikhail Roginsky (1931-2004) was born in Moscow. He graduated from the Moscow City Art School (the class of S. Perutsky). In 1950-1951 he was studying at the Moscow Regional Art School "In Memory of 1905" for the specialty "Theater Artist". From 1954 to 1960 he was working as a theater artist in Severodvinsk, Lysva, Pskov and Zlatoust; from 1963 to 1969 he was teaching at the Moscow City Art School in Kropotkinskaya Street; from 1969 to 1976 he was teaching at the Correspondence National University of Arts named after N.K. Krupskaya. In 1978 he immigrated to France and came back to Moscow only 15 years later in 1993. The Paris period of the 1980s differed in many ways from the Moscow period, it was very diverse and noticeably experimental, but as a result of intense searches Mikhail Roginsky has chosen a leitmotif to some extent similar to the themes of his early works. The vast "Moscow Cycle" of the mid-1990s – early 2000s was dedicated to the Soviet past, its people, everyday life and Moscow architecture. Soviet Moscow become the same fact of art as Paris of Impressionists or America of Edward Hopper. In this series Roginsky managed to capture the world as authenticity. He died in Paris in 2004.
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