Sergey Stepanenko

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The Artist

About Sergey

The Creative Biography of Sergey Stepanenko is diverse one in both nature and geography. From a number of hobbies, such as Mathematics, Ichthyology, Paleontology, Sergey chose painting, and graduated from Art school in Frunze. He designed stages for television musical programs and Puppet Theater, continued drawing and painting, and was a teacher at the art school. Later he entered the Printing Institute in Moscow, where he received a MA in book design.

During the ten years of study he was lucky with his teachers. Painting, composition and Art History Teachers, such as Fyodor Stukoshin, was a disciple of Alexander Osmerkin, and Natalia Goncharova, the Daughter of Andrei Goncharov, kept the traditions of Russian art of the early 20th century. Sergey has very fond memories, and appreciation of his Teachers. From the late 70s to mid 90s Sergey actively participated in exhibitions in Frunze, Crimea and in Moscow.

In 1995 Sergey moved with his family to the United States, and had the challenge of adapting to a new life, but was also opened up new opportunities. Only three months after arriving in America, he participated in several exhibitions in Darien and New York City. He sold his first paintings. Further, fate was very kind to Sergey. He met with renowned designers, and did commissions for Presidential families, and world famous celebrities.

“We all see dreams, we cannot control them, they are not always understood, but they are always a reflection of our life. In dreams we can see anything in any abstract or unexpected forms, with a coded meaning.  This gives me a freedom to show any situation, or express my feelings, hope, or concern through modern, or the historical Dreamer in an allegorical form.  Everybody can find his or her own explanation.”

Sergey had large-scale projects on a series of ships built in France for the Celebrity Cruise line. While working in France, Sergey met with French Designers, as well as other Designers from England and Greece, from which he received commissions.
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Sergey’s work on cruise ships lasted 14 years. During this time he had traveled around the world, and his childhood dreams came true. Regarding travel, Sergey’s series of landscapes prints “Traveler Series” sold thousands of copies on cruise ships.

Working on large custom-made paintings, Sergey continues to exhibit his art in various galleries. Now his work is represented in four Connecticut galleries,

Sergey is currently a member of the artists guild SPAG. He is actively working in his studio in Norwalk, CT, and in constant search for new art forms of expression. Once during an exam in Art History, a teacher asked: “Which of the artists of the 20th Century Sergey would call the greatest and why?” “Picasso,” said Sergey. “His absolute freedom in style and expression, based on the greatest skill and inner world.” Many years have passed, however, Picasso remains an idol, not in a direct imitation, but in the way he perceived and depicted life, painting, and his freedom.

The Artist

About Sergey

The Creative Biography of Sergey Stepanenko is diverse one in both nature and geography. From a number of hobbies, such as Mathematics, Ichthyology, Paleontology, Sergey chose painting, and graduated from Art school in Frunze. He designed stages for television musical programs and Puppet Theater, continued drawing and painting, and was a teacher at the art school. Later he entered the Printing Institute in Moscow, where he received a MA in book design.

During the ten years of study he was lucky with his teachers. Painting, composition and Art History Teachers, such as Fyodor Stukoshin, was a disciple of Alexander Osmerkin, and Natalia Goncharova, the Daughter of Andrei Goncharov, kept the traditions of Russian art of the early 20th century. Sergey has very fond memories, and appreciation of his Teachers. From the late 70s to mid 90s Sergey actively participated in exhibitions in Frunze, Crimea and in Moscow.

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In 1995 Sergey moved with his family to the United States, and had the challenge of adapting to a new life, but was also opened up new opportunities. Only three months after arriving in America, he participated in several exhibitions in Darien and New York City. He sold his first paintings. Further, fate was very kind to Sergey. He met with renowned designers, and did commissions for Presidential families, and world famous celebrities.

Sergey had large-scale projects on a series of ships built in France for the Celebrity Cruise line. While working in France, Sergey met with French Designers, as well as other Designers from England and Greece, from which he received commissions.

“We all see dreams, we cannot control them, they are not always understood, but they are always a reflection of our life. In dreams we can see anything in any abstract or unexpected forms, with a coded meaning.  This gives me a freedom to show any situation, or express my feelings, hope, or concern through modern, or the historical Dreamer in an allegorical form.  Everybody can find his or her own explanation.”

Sergey’s work on cruise ships lasted 14 years. During this time he had traveled around the world, and his childhood dreams came true. Regarding travel, Sergey’s series of landscapes prints “Traveler Series” sold thousands of copies on cruise ships.

Working on large custom-made paintings, Sergey continues to exhibit his art in various galleries. Now his work is represented in four Connecticut galleries.

Sergey is currently a member of the artists guild SPAG. He is actively working in his studio in Norwalk, CT, and in constant search for new art forms of expression. Once during an exam in Art History, a teacher asked: “Which of the artists of the 20th Century Sergey would call the greatest and why?” “Picasso,” said Sergey. “His absolute freedom in style and expression, based on the greatest skill and inner world.” Many years have passed, however, Picasso remains an idol, not in a direct imitation, but in the way he perceived and depicted life, painting, and his freedom.

The Art

Sergey’s Collection

The paintings below are what we expect to show at the Opening Reception on Saturday, March 2nd. They will be on view and available for purchase through the end of the month. Can’t make it in person? Email renesotogallery@gmail.com to reserve your favorite painting before it’s gone!
500 Years

500 Years

2013 | 36”x48”, acr/can.
$7,000

Searching for Wisdom

Searching for Wisdom

2019 | 48”x48”, act/can.
$5,000

Homage to Modigliani

Homage to Modigliani

2018 | 30”x40”, acr/can.
$2,800

Girl with guitar

Girl with guitar

2018 | 30”x40”, act/can.
$2,800

Homage to Marc Chagall

Homage to Marc Chagall

2018 | 36”x48”, acr/can.
$3,600

Homage to Henri Matisse

Homage to Henri Matisse

2018 | 36”x48, act/can.
$3,600

Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova

2019 | 40”x40”, acr/can.
$3,600

Homage to Max Beckmann

Homage to Max Beckmann

2018 | 36”x36, act/can.
$2,800

Homage to Leonor Fini

Homage to Leonor Fini #1

2018 | 36”x60, act/can.
$4,800

Homage to Leonor Fini

Homage to Leonor Fini #2

2018 | 36”x60, act/can.
$2,800

Homage to Piero Della Francesca

Homage to Piero Della Francesca

2018 | 40”x40, act/can.
$3,600

Homage to Henri Regnault

Homage to Henri Regnault

2018 | 40”x60, act/can.
$5,000

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