"Gennady Pavlov and his work
create each other, giving you
a view of the Russian soul."
-- Marina Yuzhaninova
Gennady Pavlov was born in
1941 in the village of Ekaterinoslavka, which is located in the Russian
Far East. He graduated from Omsk Polytechnic Institute in 1969 and was
a lecturer in art design at the institute for 20 years.
In 1990, he left the
devoted himself to creative work -- birch bark wood carving,
woodworking, drawing and painting.
His artwork adorns
private collections in Russia, Great Britain, Holland, France,
Switzerland and the United States.
Gennady Pavlov -- Artist Statement
years ago while working in a library, I discovered a design dating from
the 10th century. I was amazed that the drawing was created at the same
time as the christening and birth of Russia. I decided to seek out
additional books dedicated to the artistic heritage of my distant
ancestors. As I was looking at a design with fantastic birds and beasts
woven around a plant, a question arose in my mind. What do these images
represent? I have since discovered that the circle symbolized the sun,
and the bird was the traditional symbol of the human soul. The tree of
life found predominately represented the resurrection of Christ and
immortality. Everything in these woven designs had meaning.
The result of my
research is reflected in my wood and birch bark carvings. They are an
expression of a distant time, when these designs were mystical, later
to become decorative. My artwork allows me to share my thoughts,
feelings and impressions of my ancestors’ culture, especially in these
difficult and hopeful times for Russia.
This text is not
an investigation of the subject. It is, instead, an invitation to
experience my artwork, and discover the fascinating and mysterious
world of Russia.
Pavlov -- Exhibitions
- 1990 - Omsk State Technical
- 1991 - Second All-Russian
Exhibition of Decorative Art. St.
- 1992 - Regional All-Russian
Festival of Decorative Art,
"The Soul of
- 1993 - Regional exhibition "Birch
Bark Laces." Belov
- 1993 - Exhibition of Omsk artists,
"Omsk Cultural Days."
New York City
& Washington, D.C.
- 1994 - Regional All-Russian
Festival II of Decorative Art,
of Russia." Omsk
- 1995 - Gallery exhibitions, "Easter
Snow" and "Two L." Omsk
- 1995 - Exhibition, "Craftmanship of
Good Hands." Omsk
- 1996 - Easter exhibition at
gallery, "Two L." Omsk
- 1997 - Vrubel Regional Museum of
- 1997 - Dedication of Moscow's 850th
- 1997 - International exhibition,
"Orthodox Church Art."
- 1997 - Omsk State Technical
University Museum. Omsk
- 1998 - All-Russian Museum of
Decorative & Applied Art,
of Ancient Russia." Moscow
- 1999 - "Birch Bark Laces." Siberian
Culture Center, Omsk
- 1999 - Siberian Exhibition of Art,
“New Art of Siberia.”
- 1999 - Countryman Bank, Omsk
- 2000 - Omsk State Technical
University Museum, Omsk
- 2001 - "Intellectual Labyrinth."
Siberian Cultural Center,
- 2001 - Omsk State Technical
University Museum, Omsk
- 2002 - "Intellectual Labyrinth."
Art Gallery, Nevtyugansk,
- 2002 - "Siberian Patterns." Art
Gallery, Surgoot, Russia
- 2002 - "Kind Russia." Regional
Center of Art,
- 2002 - National Artist Exhibition.
Mihailovsky Manesh, St.
- 2002 - Jacobs
- 2003 - Time Spent Writing Book About Creative Design