European art lovers are familiar with Konstantin Troitsky, since so many of his works have found a home in the museums and private collections of France and Germany. Notwithstanding the effect of classical European art on his style, his paintings remain stubbornly individualistic in their use of the so-called “object-shadow style”. Relying on a subtile use of light and shade — the former to create the illusion of wide open spaces and the latter to underscore critical details — his creative world also suggests a hint of the transcendent in the realm of the everyday.
“THE MIX” by Artodox Publishing, San Francisco, CA, 2006

Konstantin Troitsky, phoho by A. KitaevKonstantin Aleksandrovich Troitsky was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1953. Both his parents are linguists.

He began painting in 1978. He participated in different home and street exhibitions including a number of events held by Unofficial Art Society. He is also a member of the Experimental Art Society.

In 1981 he graduated from Serov Art College and from 1981 until 1985 he worked as artist-restorer in the Museum of Sebastopol in Crimea where he was impressed by the light patterns of the southern Russian landscape. Konstantin began to paint and participated in several exhibitions while still a student, but only while in Crimea he did develop his own distinctive style of painting. He returned to St. Petersburg in 1985, an after working for two years in his workshop, he began to exhibit his paintings. Since 1988 painting and art has been his full-time occupation.

He is one of the organizers of art the group “Art-Collegium”. Since 1996 he is Director of “Art-Collegium” gallery where he organizes exhibitions together with Valery Valran. Besides numerous personal and thematic expositions, they plans and directs two large festival projects: “Anatomy of Modern Art” which had been held twice, and “Autumn Photo-Marathon” which is held annually on many exhibition sites across the city of St. Petersburg.

Since 1999 he has been a Member of The Artists Union of the Russian Federation.
At 1993 Bronze Prizewinner of Academie Wallonne Des Arts (Charleroi, Belgium).
Since 1980 exhibited his works more than 70 exhibitions.

Selected solo exhibitions:

  • 1991 “Aurora” magazine editorial office. St. Petersburg.
  • 1993 Aachen, Germany.
  • 1993 Baden-Baden, Germany.
  • 1995 Baden-Baden.
  • 1995 Exhibition at Volcbank, Aachen.
  • 1996 “ART-COLEGIUM” gallery. St. Petersburg.
  • 1997 Helsinki, Finland.
  • 1997 Aachen.
  • 1998 “ART-COLLEGIUM” gallery.
  • 2000 Aachen.
  • 2002 “Breakfast Under The Sunshade”, “Delta” gallery. St. Petersburg.
  • 2002 Aachen.
  • 2002 Mantua, Italy.
  • 2003 “Hot Evening At Barbison”, “Delta” gallery.
  • 2003 “From Private Collections”, “ART-COLLEGIUM” gallery.
  • 2004 Aachen.
  • 2005 Aachen.

Selected group exhibitions:

  • 1990 I BIENNALE of the Newest Art, St. Petersburg.
  • 1990 “Traditions and Perestroika”, Exhibition and auction, Paris
  • 1990 “ARTMIF I”, exhibition, Moscow.
  • 1991 “ARTMIF II”, exhibition, Moscow.
  • 1991 “Artists from the Neva banks” exhibition. Hagen, Germany.
  • 1991 “St.-Petersburg Art” exhibition. Porvo, Finland.
  • 1991 Russian Art Auction, Lyons, France.
  • 1992 TIAS exhibition (Tokyo International Art Show), Japan.
  • 1992 TOKYO exhibition, Japan.
  • 1995 “Hamburg-Messe”, Germany.
  • 1995 “Apelsin” group exhibition, Baden-Baden, Germany.
  • 1997 “ElbArt 1997”, Hamburg, Germany.
  • 1998 “Anatomy of Contemporary Art I”, St. Petersburg.
  • 1999 “Anatomy of Contemporary Art II”, St. Petersburg.
  • 2000 The BLOXHAM GALLERIES, “Luke & A”, London.
  • 2003 “St. Petersburg in New York” – “C.A.S.E. Museum of Contemporary Russian Art”, Jersey City, USA.