Artist of Moldova
Nikifor Sviristukhin was born in 1965, on the coast of the Dnepr River in the family of the famous painter Gheorge Ostapenco. In 1982 was admitted to and in 1993 graduated from the Art and Graphic faculty in Chisinau, Moldova.
In 1994 his first personal exhibit was organized: “City Ballads”, where the works executed by the artist’s methods of the associative analysis were exhibited. The exhibitions “Moon Blues” and “Violet Twilight” continue the development of the same method. The artist was repeatedly exhibited at local and international exhibitions.
Nikifor Sviristukhin’s most recent personal exhibition was 2005 National Museum, Bucharest, Romania
Great Britain, Germany, Holland, Italy, Israel, Canada, Romania, United States,
In 2000 the catalogue of works of Nikifor Sviristukhin was introduced in the data bank of the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfort, Germany as well as in the Gallery de France and Picasso’s Museum in Paris, France
Art Critic, Eugenia Florescu 2005
Nikifor uses the freedom of expression to expose the essence of his art, his paintings being rather spiritual transcriptions. Nikifor uses the human being as an excuse for figures, colors, and construction to take over simple similarities with the intention of setting off the characters own expression.