ArtTour International Summer Issue presents: Leonid Grishin
By Yadira Roman
Leonid Grishin has gained recognition for his mature and masterful approach towards art, as a sculptor earning grand recognition for some of his most notable artworks. His medium of preference is, bronze, he exploits its full expressional value and draws inspiration from some of the most admired sculptors of the 20th century, like Barbara Hepworth, Brancusi, and Henry Moore. The essence of Grishin’s work is bold, purpose filled and creates the space for ingenuity and important steps into one’s life journey.
One of his most highlighted and reviewed works is “Reclining Figure Outside Paradise” which was made in 2011 and won the second prize from the European Confederation of Art Critics as well as an honorable mention for artistic merit from the Art Museum of Chianciano Terme the same year. It is a sculpture which showcases his compositional technique as he structures an elegantly reclining figure by employing broad, curved forms that further enhance the thematic background of his artwork. In essence, it is an example of how the material and drawing follows his concept and work together to propose a complete delivery for his audience.
2017 Summer Issue