Sergey Tyukanov has the glance of a lynx and an outstanding skill to capture the tiniest of details. A succession of data and loose parts that suggest only clues deciphered only after it is conjugated in the mind of the viewer.

Tyukanov’s compositions are ambiguous images which do not point out to a place, but rather a condition of existence. They establish the bridge between the sensory and spiritual realms. In a satirical and moralizing overtone, the outer landscape creates parallels with regions found deep in one’s being. 

He draws a depiction of heaven, earth and darkness and simultaneously a caricature of society. Here is a reproduction of worldly pleasures and a reflection of the struggle for survival. Briefly put, an intimate portrait, which is a complex operation because, after all, it is hard to look inside, and even harder is seeing what no one wants; like their biggest faults, the filthiest of sins, the biggest contradictions, the lies, and misfortunes. There is always the danger of getting stuck in our own traps, of falling into our own tricks, or worse, fighting a battle with our own demons.

Common themes are commemoration and banquets of never-ending meals, in which food is overstated and acquires crucial importance in the process of constant nourishment, and in a metaphor for excessive gluttony and lust.

Also in “Battle of Money," there is a passage of lost humanity, where headless people, are ruled by a sick obsession, commanded by a rampant lust for money. In the absence of other goals, without principles or ethics, where avarice and greed replenish the greatest of hatreds, a breeding ground for all kinds of battles and wars. 

Tyukanov projects the reflection of society within the individual; indeed, vast crowds are not more than a simple group of beings, that even against our will, we are more alike than we are different.

By Pedro Boaventura • Excerpt from Masters of Contemporary Fine Art - Volume 3
Sergey Tyukanov was born on the island Sakhalin. He graduated from the Far Eastern State University of Humanities, Graphic Art Department in Khabarovsk - Master's Degree.

- Member of International Association of Art/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural  Organization


- Member of the  Union of Arts of  Russia

- Member of National Society of Exlibris and Graphic Lovers ( NSEL)

- Member of International Federation of Bookplate Societies (FISAE)

- Member of International Academic Printmaking Alliance

Sergey Tyukanov has taken part in more than 200 International exhibitions. His works were awarded and received honorable mentions at International competitions.The artist's artworks can be found in private collections and collections of 19 Museums and State Galleries of the World. Works as a freelance artist and lives in Canada since 2011. 
Each person has his or her own idea of the world. Picture is the window to the world of the artist, who has an opportunity to create things that are impossible in the real world. My world is the world of the metamorphosis and paradox, which are reality for me, and this reality I materialize in my works.  I like to be surprised and astonished, I like to surprise and astonish myself. Creativity should inspire and arouse creativeness. I invite you to travel in the world of my fantasies.


Solo exhibitions:                                                                                                                              

• 2017 Gallery of Fantasy Art, Montreal, Canada                                                                                    

2015 EA Gallery", Antwerpen, Belgium

2015 International Shuohai Art Gallery, Tianjin, China                                                                                    

2014 Graphics. "Yifine gallery" Beijing, China

2013 Painting, graphic, giclee."61 Gallery", Amsterdam, The Netherlands                                    

2012 Paintings, graphics. Gallery “Nevsky prospect”,  St-Petersburg, Russia                                                

2011 Paintings, drawings, watercolors, Intaglio prints. "Alice in Wonderland", "Curly Tales Fine Art Gallery ", Chicago, USA

2011 Etchings, watercolors, drawings. EA Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

2010 Paintings, drawings, watercolors, Intaglio prints. "Curly Tales Fine Art Gallery”, Chicago, USA

2009 Paintings, drawings, watercolors, Intaglio prints. Chicory Gallery, Alkmaar,The Netherlands

2008 Paintings, drawings, watercolors, Intaglio prints. Perfect Pear Gallery, Chicago, USA

2007 Paintings, drawings, watercolors, Intaglio prints. Atlas Galleries, Chicago,USA  

Group Exhibitions:                                                                                                                      

2018 "Surrealism now", Poros Musem, Portugal                                                                          

2018 Beyond the Paper. International exhibition. Shanghai, China

2017 6th Guanlan International Print Biennial

2017 "Premio ex Libris,piccolo grafica" - Santa Croce sull' Arno, Italy

2016 Guangzhou International Exlibris and Mini-prints Biennial

2016 International Printmaking Academic Alliance ,Taimiao Art gallery(Imperial Ancestal Temple) Beijing, China

2016 International Congress of Exlibris, Vologda, Russia

2015 International "Surrealism now", Palacio  da  Lousa, Coimbra, Portuga

2015 "Galeria da Antiga Capitania do Porto  de Aveiro"

2015 Museum da  Cidade de Aveiro

2015 "Garden of Fernal Delights", "Bash Contemporary", San Francisco, USA

2014 Conimbriga Museum, Portugal,(Bissaya Bareto Foundation)

2014 Portugal International Surrealism Now, gallery Vieira Portugal

2014 International Triennial of graphic Art, St.Petersburg, Russia

2014 "Fabula -Bosch" Gallery "V-concept", St-Petersburg, Russia

2014 Exhibition "Number One" Gallery "KINO" Moscow, Russia

2014 Gallery Karin Sutter, Basel, Switzerland

2013 International Surrealism now, Lisbon, Portugal

2013 "Erotic in Fine Art", Basel, Switzerland

• 2013 Contemporary Russian graphic art, Warsaw, Poland

Corporate and Public Collections:

• Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Bewick Museum of Engraving, UK

Bristol Museum, Bristol, UK

Cabinet of Drawing and Prints, Pisa, Italy

Frederikshavn Museum of Ex Libris, Denmark

Graphic Cabinet of English Engraver’s Society, UK

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Chicago, IL . USA

Mazereal Center Ministry of Culture Belgium, Casterlee, Belgium

Portland Art Museum-Gilkey Center for the Graphic Art, Oregon, USA

Museum Ex Libris, Moscow, Russia

Raisio  State  Library, Raisio, Finland

Sakima Art Museum .Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

Museum of Amber, Kaliningrad, Russia

International Institute of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria

Kaliningrad State Art Gallery , Kaliningrad , Russia

Museum of World Ocean, Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad Regional Museum of History and Art, Kaliningrad, Russia

Riga’s Art Museum, Riga, Latvia

Malbork Castle Museum, Malbork, Poland  

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