Denis Sarazhin is a Ukrainian painter who studied at the Kharkov Art and Design Academy and the Ukrainian Art Academy.
In addition to exhibitions and galleries in Europe, Sarazhin’s work is available in the U.S. through Gallery Russia in Scottsdale, AZ.
When I came across Sarazhin’s work, I was immediately struck by his stunning use of color and his wonderfully tactile expression of texture. These are especially apparent in his still life paintings.
I particularly enjoy those in which he composes his still life arrangements outdoors, combining the appeal of still life and landscape.
Sarazhin also paints figurative work, and incorporates much of his textural approach into those compositions as well.
Though all of the credits I can find list his medium as oil, many of his pieces have the brilliant, fluid appearance of watercolor.
His website includes portfolios of both painting and photography.
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