GOLOUBETSKI - Gleb & Sofia
GRAHAM FINE ART
Graham Fine Art is delighted to present our second exhibition of original oil paintings by father and daughter team, Gleb and Sofia Goloubetski.
Born in Omsk in the former Soviet Union in 1975, Gleb Goloubetski displayed noticeable artistic talent and a keen interest in the arts from an early age. His initial tutorage and inspiration came from his late
father, who achieved success as
a painter in his own right and
who actively encouraged Gleb
Gleb’s formal training came from
his studies at the highly acclaimed
academy in St Petersburg where
his work attracted much attention. He maintains a close relationship with both the academy and his former professor.
Gleb’s inspiration comes primarily from the aged architecture and geography of Europe; he has special associations with the United Kingdom, the Mediterranean, the USA and the Far East. He travels extensively looking for images to paint. When he finds a view that inspires him, Gleb will sit and absorb it for some time, paying particular attention to how the natural light conditions of the day influence his perspective and moreover his emotional response.
Returning to his main studio in St Petersburg, Gleb will sit and consider his reference material. Reminding himself of scale, he then begins to paint. It is Gleb’s emotional response to the subject that he conveys to canvas, in oil, with his palette knife.
Curator Graham says, “Goloubetski is an exceptionally talented artist, his ability to lay emotion onto canvas is a marvel to behold.”
Sofia Goloubetski is Gleb’s eldest daughter, born in 2006, the young artist is the fourth generation of painters in the Goloubetski family.
She has inherited her forebears'
passion for painting in oil with only a
palette knife. Sofia attends art school
and is also keenly tutored by Gleb at
home in St Petersburg, Russia.
Curator Graham says, "Sofia is a
it is an absolute privilege to present her second collection of original oil paintings here in London."