Serge Mendjisky was born in 1929 in Paris. His father, Maurice Mendjisky, was a painter from the School of Paris, this is how Serge became acquainted with the world of arts since childhood. After completing his studies at the School of Fine Arts of Paris, he soon became a recognized artist and his work was exposed in Europe, Japan and the United States. He used photography to make his preliminary studies in painting.
By decomposing and recomposing the horizons of some of the most famous cities of the world like New York and Paris, Serge Mendjisky creates new urban landscapes which put into question our perceptive faculties.
The work of Serge Mendjisky on photography has provided vital impetus, a new energy to this medium. Fragmentation and arrangement of formal elements, like the photo itself, color, line, form, deconstructed perspective achieved one goal: more plastic effect.
The analytical deconstruction of his photographs, inspired by Cubism has become more complex over the years, in a series of artistic processes ranging from scaling, to the mirror, through the setting 3d space, and processing contour arabesque.
Volumes, lights and colors create different visual rhythms which create new connections between time and space. Through Serge Mendjisky’s creativeness, Broadway becomes an explosion of colored lights, while New York “Down Town” poetically waltz to the sounds of a cello. Recognizable cityscapes are redefined and their reality is reformulated by becoming three-dimensional.
The work of Serge Mendjisky is represented in public collections as well as private, including the ones in the Museum of Modern Art of Paris, the Museum of Art of Philadelphia and the Museum of Fine Arts of Pushkin in Moscow.
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