Inal Savchenkov

Inal Savchenkov

Born in 1966 in Novorossiysk. In 1982 moved to Saint Petersburg. In 1983-1989 was a part of the New Artists group — an iconic creative association of nonconformists that was established by the icon of the Leningrad New Wave Timur Novikov. Together with the New Artists, Inal Savchenkov searched for new opportunities for avant-garde art in the USSR of the 1980s. This formally resulted in the movement returning to the language of primitivism and neoexpressionism. Inal Savchenkov participated in art synthesis projects, as well as the performances of Sergey Kurekhin’s Pop Mechanika Orchestra. The artists created animation and videos for the Kino rock group, New Composers, Hummingbird, Two Planes music bands. In 1987 together with sculptor Franz Rotwald and the artist’s brother Sergey Yen'kov he established the Fine Arts Engineers group that presented a new method of creating by using scientific data in artworks. At the end of the 1980s, Inal Savchenkov created the North Pole Society with a focus on producing films and animation. The artist attaches great importance to the concept of his work. He strives to bring art into practical contact with society. The artist uses painting to express various physical and emotional conditions that form in the course of gaining empirical knowledge of reality.

In 2014 the retrospective project of the New Artists, in which Inal Savchenkov took part was presented at the Manifesta 10 European Contemporary Art Biennale in Saint Petersburg. In 2001 the artist’s solo exhibition was held at the State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg. The artist participated in group exhibitions at the Floors Loft Project(Saint Petersburg), Moscow Museum of a Modern Art (Moscow), State Russian Museum (Saint Petersburg), Zverev Contemporary Art Center (Moscow), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Museum of Contemporary Art (Mexico City, Mexico), as well as various galleries and art centers in Berlin, Nantes, Budapest, Los Angeles, Stockholm. Art pieces by Inal Savchenkov can be seen at the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), State Russian Museum (Saint Petersburg), Gallery (Moscow), Frederic R. Weisman Art Foundation (Los Angeles, USA).

Exhibition participant:

The Common Goal Philosophy. Glossary.

List of paintings