Fedor Konyukhov made series of paintings and drawings during his travelling across the world. He has been practising the art of drawing with a pencil on the way to the North Pole and to the South Pole, and during his expeditions to Everest, when the temperature dropped below -40˚C. He drew pictures of whales, albatrosses, and deserted islands, and the boat he used for the greater part of his around the world adventures was a home for the new motives of his future paintings. Back in Moscow, he personalized the results of his travels in his lithographs, engravings and paintings, which will also be displayed at the exhibition.
As an artist, Fedor is exploring the relationships between people and nature, using combined methods of research and creative practice. After living in Chukotka for five years, he made over one hundred drawings of small people of the North, showing their environment, and their way of doing things. The majority of his works have been completed in the Chulyskin and Senezh Art Centers. Later, the Artist also worked outside of Russia, in the Art studios of Switzerland, France, United Kingdom, USA and Australia.
His life experience made him a traveller and an artist, and tightly connected, these two ways of life have always existed in harmony. Many of us know him as a great traveller and adventurer. He is the first man in the world, who reached five poles of our planet: the Geographic North Pole, the Geographic South Pole, the Arctic pole of inaccessibility (located on the Arctic Ocean), Mt. Everest (being referred to as the world's 3rd pole), and Cape Horn, the Pole for sailors. He is also the first Russian man who has completed the Seven Summits challenge, and climbed each of the continents' highest mountains. But the magnitude of his intellectual interests is far wider than those represented in his voyages and travels. In 1983, he became a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR, and the member of the Moscow Union of Artists and Sculptors, an honoured Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts. He created more than three thousand paintings.
Fedor Konyukhov will present his paintings created in different years at the art exhibition in the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, located at the Gogolevsky Boulevard. The maps showing the travel routes of his long journeys will also be displayed as the important part of the exhibition.
"I want the visitors of my exhibition to see the world I love, and to feel the beauty of life on the planet of Earth" - said Fedor Konyukhov.