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Mikhail Selishchev

Mikhail Selishchev (1962) is a freelance artist that works in the techniques of enamel art, painting, stained glass, mosaics and watercolor.
The graphics of the theatre and a sense of drama (Selishchev graduated from the theatrical department of the Moscow 1905 Memorial Art School, where he was taught by N. N. Merkushev), as well as the ancient Russian traditions of monumental art (he also studied monumental and decorative art at the Moscow Surikov State Art Institute, under Professor K. A. Tutevol), served to feed the artist’s talent, and, together with a high level of aptitude for the work, added up to a ‘cocktail’ of unusual creativity which holds its own unique place in the field of contemporary Russian art. Innovation and experiment, combined with myth-creation and a love for the various materials of his art, give the works of Mikhail Selishchev an acuteness and contemporaneity.
Recently he’s become addicted to land art. Innovation and experiment are distinctive characteristics of his creative work. The combination of various materials such as wood, enamel, glass, stone and ropes provide special and unique ways in exploration of eternal themes of Love, Nature, Good and Evil.

Mikhail Selishchev is a participant of numerous international and personal exhibitions held in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kiev, Vienna, Delhi, Lima, Oslo, Helsinki, Tbilisi and other cities. The works of Mikhail Selishchev remain in different museums and private collections all over the world. His art is unique by its depth, originality and spirituality meaning.

You can acquaint yourself with his creative biography.

Here you can explore the artist’s online galleries. You can also see the works live in the Khors Gallery. It is possible to purchase any work you like by contacting the artist. Please feel free to send any suggestions regarding organization of Mikhail Selishchev’s exhibitions or workshops in your city.

Enamel

The Art of Enamel

Enamel (Fr. email, Rus. finift) is a durable glasslike covering fused to the metallic object through the process of firing.

Russian Encyclopedic Dictionary

Even though the vast majority of the viewers are not very well acquainted with artistic enamel, the artwork executed in this fire technique highlights some of the world’s most respected museum collections, including Moscow Kremlin, The Hermitage, and the Louvre. The enamel arts of  ancient China, India and Byzantine Empire are very well known. In Russia, the Rostov’s miniature enamel is a famous traditional art form.

Enamel developed in ancient Egypt and is considered to be one of the oldest materials, just like glass and ceramics. It evolved through centuries and new techniques of cloisonné, champlevé, plaque, and plaque-a-jour enamel have been developed. Enamel is basically colored glass applied to a sheet of copper silver or gold, and fired in a special regime. It is a lengthy and difficult technological process; every layer is applied separately, dried, and then fired at a temperature of 850° C. Fusion of glass and metal creates a surface resistant to time and surroundings. It does not fade or loose its shine, and shares qualities of both glass and metal.

In the medieval Europe enamel was an elite art form. It was used for decoration of crowns and other objects for royalty and clergy. In the twentieth century scientific progress gave an uplift in technique advancement: enamel paints became more available, the sizes of the artworks increased, and the palette of enamel paints became more diverse. Contemporary artistic enamel has wide possibilities for experimentation, combining traditional ways with new and unexpected techniques. An important aspect of working in enamel is its framing. Traditionally enamel was framed in gold and silver. In the 21st century artists began to combine enamel with precious metals as well as with new materials such as plastic, wood and leather.

Enamel is a durable material: alloy, metal and glass make it resistant to aggressive environments. It is not afraid of sunlight, cold, water, fire. These qualities make enamel the most attractive for investment in the arts. An enamel art work is the best gift for ages! It becomes widespread as a part of modern interiors due to its bright decoration and texture. Enamel art becomes a symbol of innovation, outstanding solutions and excellent durability.

Mikhail Selishchev was introduced to the art of enamel over 20 years ago. He was mesmerized by this unusual and rare medium and by its broad capabilities in the realm of modern art. Over the years the artist abandoned painting and architecture devoting himself fully to working and experimentation with enamel. He learned rigorously from masters of enamel arts such as N. Vdovkin, G. Derviz, V. Orlov, A. Talaschuk and through different symposiums in Russia and abroad. Annual symposiums in the Khors Сenter provided for gathering world’s experience in the technology of enamel arts. Artists from Europe, India, America and Australia took part in these symposiums. Today Mikhail Selishchev is a world-known artist. He readily shares his knowledge and experiences by actively participating in exhibitions and by giving workshops in different countries, promoting the fantastic beauty of the most durable material.

1993

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1994

5 Photos

1995

13 Photos

1996

4 Photos

1997

3 Photos

1998

8 Photos

1999

6 Photos

2000

7 Photos

2001

8 Photos

2002

10 Photos

2003

12 Photos

2004

5 Photos

2005

4 Photos

2006

12 Photos

2007

5 Photos

2008

7 Photos

2009

16 Photos

2010

12 Photos

2011

13 Photos

2012

8 Photos

2013

10 Photos

2014

20 Photos

2015

13 Photos

2016

11 Photos

Painting

2016

2 Photos

2017

3 Photos

Stained Glass & Mosaic

Land Art

Land Art

5 Photos