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Interview with Serge Zhukov

Serge Zhukov, "Drawing Lesson 3.," 36 X 24 inches, Oil On Canvas

Serge Zhukov, “Drawing Lesson 3.,” 36 X 24 inches, Oil On Canvas

F.A.N. Gallery will show the work of Serge Zhokov this month. Serge is a wonderful painter and a master at creating mood through is landscapes and figures.

Victoria Donohoe of The Inquirer said, “his figure drawings give us an easy sense of his subjects’ reality, but it’s the delicate mix of senses and substance that imbues the oils with an air of uncontrived refinement, while their milky hues set the spirit that appeals to the sophisticated eye.”

Serge Zhukov Harmony in Red 12 X 24 oil on canvas

Serge Zhukov, “Harmony In Red,” 12 X 24 inches, Oil On Canvas

I was able to ask Serge a few questions about his influences and how he works.

Who are your influences? Favorite artists or books or music.

My influences, naturally, are constantly changing throughout my life. At one point in time, I skipped through pages in Art History books, which were devoted to Giotto and De Chirico. Now they are my favorite artists. I am certainly influenced by Piero della Francesca, Giorgione. I can examine works like “Legend of the True Cross” or “Pastoral Concert” for hours. I like Balthus, mostly his late works. In literature, it’s Stanislaw Lem, Hesse, Sasha Sokolov, Osip Mandelstam.

Serge Zhukov Still Life with Glass Pitcher 12 X 24 oil on canvas

Serge Zhukov “Still Life With Glass Pitcher,” 12 X 24 inches, Oil On Canvas

How much planning and preparation go into your paintings, do you do a lot of drawing first and then move onto the painting?

It’s difficult to say. If, I have a clear idea about my next project, then painting goes smoothly. However, I have to envision the entire image in my mind first, prior to drawing. I do a lot of drawings. Often my vision is altered when I actually start painting. It happened with “Drawing Lesson 1” where my original idea changed after creating several drawings.

Serge Zhukov,, sketch of

Serge Zhukov, sketch of “Drawing lesson” 11×14 ink on paper.

What is your first creative memory?

I mixed toothpaste with watercolor paints and colored a window glass. I was 5 years old.

Serge Zhukov, "Evening Shadow," 48 X 36 inches, Oil On Canvas

Serge Zhukov, “Evening Shadow,” 48 X 36 inches, Oil On Canvas


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January Group Show

January Group Exhibition Works by Gregory Prestegord

January Group Exhibition
Works by Gregory Prestegord

We are excited to show the work of so many of our wonderful artists this month. The show includes works by Gregory Prestegord, Serge Zhukov, Jesse J. Gardner, Charles Newman and Joshua Koffman. Also new paintings by Claire Haik, Kate Kern Mundie, Neil Berger, and David Bottini.


January Group Exhibition
Painting by Gregory Prestegord

The show features figurative sculpture by Joshua Koffman. Urban landscapes by Neil Berger, Kate Kern Mundie, Jesse J. Gardner, and Gregory Prestegord. Winter landscape by Serge Zhukov. Still life and landscape paintings by Charles Newman. Rural landscapes by David Bottini and Claire Haik.


January Group Exhibition
Works by Serge Zhukov, Jesse J. Gardner, Charles Newman and Joshua Koffman.


Fred and Greg in front of one of Greg’s paintings.

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New Year Group Exhibition

Rick Buttari, "16th Street Biker"11x15 inches

Rick Buttari, “16th Street Biker”11×15 inches


New Year Group Exhibition

Paintings, Sculpture and Works on Paper

January 4 – 26, 2013

Opening Reception January 4, 5 to 9 PM

Featuring the work of Neil Berger, Rick Buttari, Claire Haik, Joshua Koffman, Tezh Modarressi, Kate Kern Mundie, Gregory Prestegord, Serge Zhukov

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December 2011

Rick Buttari and Joshua Koffman, December 2011

F.A.N. has a wonderful new exhibit opening in December.
Rick Buttari: New Paintings and Joshua Koffman: Sculpture

There will be a group show on the second floor featuring new work by Jesse J. Gardner, Al Gury, Kate Kern Mundie, Carlo Russo, Serge Zhukov, and introducing new artists Nick Patten, Philip Corey and Olga Nielsen, plus work by many more or FAN’s artists.

December 2nd – 31st, 2011
Opening reception:
Friday, December 2nd, 5-9:00 PM

Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12-6:00 PM

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Highlighting Serge Zhukov’s show

Nice little review of Serge Zhukov’s work from the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Weekend section highlights. Check it out here.


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New Website Updates

Serge Zhukov, Fixing Her Hair, 20 X 15 inches, graphite on paper

Carlo Russo, Azalea, 12 X 20 inches, oil on linen

Lesa Chittenden Lim, On the Water, 22 X 33 inches, water color and pastel

We have added web pages for Lesa Chittenden Lim, Carlo Russo, and Serge Zhukov.

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Upcoming Events

Tezh Modaressi: Hard Times, Opening reception May 6, 2011

May 1-29, 2011: Tezh Modaressi

opening reception: Friday, May 6th, 5-9 PM

Kate Kern Mundie

Opening reception for Kate Kern Mundie: New Paintings June 3, 2011

June 1-26, 2011: Kate Kern Mundie

opening reception: Friday, June 3rd, 5-9 PM

July 1-30, 2011: Matt Greenway

opening reception: Friday, July 1st, 5-9 PM

August 5-27, 2011: Group Show

            opening reception: Friday, August 5th, 5-9 PM

September 2-24, 2011: Kathy Weber

         opening reception: Friday, September 2nd, 5-9 PM

October 7-29, 2011: Serge Zhukov

        opening reception: Friday, October 7th, 5-9 PM

November 4-26, 2011: Lesa Chittendem Lim

            opening reception:  Friday, November 4th, 5-9 PM

December 2-31, 2011: Rick Buttari

         opening reception:  Friday, December 2nd, 5-9 PM

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