Sergei Minin artist, restorer, icon painter and Curator of Lady Ju Gallery, City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom. Works in traditional techniques of easel oil, tempera and watercolor painting. A significant part in the works of Sergei Minin make portraits, landscape, animalism. Image of horses is one of the favourite themes of the artist.
He has participated and organized numerous exhibition (200) in different countries and on different continents.
The artist’s works are in museums and private collections in Estonia, Finland, Russia, Germany, France, England, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Israel, USA, China, several countries in Africa.
The artist’s interest in ethnographic motifs is reflected in his works.
Years 1982 to 1990 the artist travelled to Africa, collected ethnographic material, wrote paintings. The result of this work was personal exhibitions in Lusaka (Zambia), Harare (Zimbabwe), Moscow (Russia).
Years 1990 – 2007 Sergei Minin collected material in Finland and in the Russian North to create illustrations for the Finnish epic “Kalevala”. A series of illustrations to the “Kalevala” was made in a unique technique papier-pella (papier-pelle). The first exhibition “Kalevala” was held in 2011 in the city of Pargas (Finland). Later the exposition was presented in Estonia and then again in Finland.
In 2014, on the initiative of the Finnish side, a unique book appeared – “Eternal Kalevala”. With the help of laser technologies, the illustrations of Sergei Minin and the text of the epic were printed on metal pages. In 2015, at the invitation of the First Lady of Finland, Mrs. Jenny Haukio, the book “Eternal Kalevala” was presented at the residence of the President of Finland by group of creators (writer Olli Kuusisto, artist Sergei Minin and technologist Kim Nivalinna).
Iconography and Restoration Activities:
Since 1970 Sergei Minin wrote icons and was engaged in restoration. Wrote icons for the iconostasis of the Church of Elijah the Prophet in Vaska-Narva (Skeet Pyuhtitsky Monastery, Estonia), Armenian church, Chapel “In the name of St.Nicholas” in Rantolinnna (Finland), church of St.Nicholas Wonderworker (Estonia).
- Member of the Union of Artists of Estonia
- Member of the Board of the Association of Russian Artists in Estonia
- Chairman of the Association of Russian Artists of Estonia
- Member of the Board of the Expert Council for the Church Art, Architecture and Restoration of the Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate
- An employee of the Publishing Department and the Department of Construction and Restoration of the Estonian Orthodox Church MP
- Member of the Art Council of the Center for Russian Culture.
- Laureate of the Igor Severyanin Prize
- Laureate of the Blagovest Prize
- Diplomas of the Metropolitan of Tallin and All Estonia Cornelius
- Medal of the Holy Martyr Isidor Yuryevsky II degree (Moscow Patriarchate)
- The Patriarchal Sign “The 700th Anniversary of St Sergius of Radonezh” by the Decree of His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, Considering Work for the Benefit of Saint Church
- Medal of the Holy Martyr Isidor Yuryevsky I degree (Moscow Patriarchate)
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