Roman Liapin is one of the most successful and famous Russian artist, who is also popular abroad. He is an honorary academician of the Russian Academy of Arts.
Researchers characterize the style of Roman Liapin as something
between an individual interpretation of classical realism and sensual
impressionism. For an artist, tradition does not limit freedom of expression. The great influence of modern Italian painting can be noticed in the artist’s works.
Classical theme – the urban landscape. Main cities in the life of Roman are Saint-Petersburg and Rome. That is why both cityscapes are so important for him. Sometimes the image of «Northern Venice» and «Eternal city» are merged together as an imaginary dream city. In other words, the artist does not seek to depict an exact topography, but to show a more generalized image.
The city is usually depicted from the bird’s eye view or from the roof. The main accent is made on the sky. It becomes a symbol of freedom, delight and flight.
The immense sky gives Liapin’s canvases monumentality. More often he depicts majestic city panoramas, less often fragments of any buildings. The architecture of the city harmoniously merges with the natural landscape, forming a single image.
In addition to the “old town” a notable subject of Liapin’s art is a modern city – here you can meet television towers, giant stadiums, skyscrapers. The author is attracted by the rapid pulsation of today.
In addition to the “old town” a notable subject of Liapin’s art is a modern city – here you can meet television towers, giant stadiums, skyscrapers. The artist is attracted by the rapid pulsation of today.
Roman Liapin had more than thirty personal exhibitions in Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, Sochi, Rome, Madrid, New York. In Saint-Petersburg his exhibitions were held in Manege, Erarta Museum and Leningradcenter.
Liapin’s works are presented on the website of world famous auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s and kept in private collections all over the world, in the houses of celebrities and politicians.
The art works presented in our gallery are very exquisite and exclusive.