Painter Slava Fokk belongs to a younger generation of South of Russian painters,who in twenty years created in a sense an aesthetic phenomenon outstanding against a background of Russian modern art-process. The progress of Krasnodar painters is based on a high quality professional education-republican art exhibitions of student works,and thanks to the availability of exhibition spaces and first-rate museum collections,that has made Krasnodar city a cultural centre of southern Russia.
Slava Fokk has perfectly entered into this process with taking part in local and regional exhibitions of centuries boundary. His cooperation with “Zero” Moscow Gallery was uncommonly productive. On the International Festival of Arts organized by the Gallery in 2007 Slava Fokk was awarded the first prize in nomination of “Traditions and Time” that allowed him to hold several personal exhibitions in the US in 2007-2009 years.
At the same time the author’s style of young painter was developing. His way of painting is distinguished by a “smart retrospection”- an exacting selection of painting techniques that allowed to create technologically perfect and plastically expressive works. Turning of Slava Fokk to origins of oil painting and to creative techniques of old Dutch manner of painting,was quite natural.
Slava Fokk has not been lost in the modern painting process which is often stunningly declarative,bringing a lot of anti-aesthetic destroying qualities and much intentional technological imperfections. Creatively interpreting a great heritage he developed his own recognizable complex of painting techniques which are justified in the painting and plastically expressive.
His work are distinguished by a good taste, without off-limit extremes from an expressive brutality to digital technologies in a “Hyper-Realism”. Some flatness of general composite solution and a delicate scumbling design within a picture make a subtly shaded pictorial image which is especially good in woman’s portraits.
At the time being Slava Fokk paint a new paintings in neoclassical manner where the women is the central object.Monumentalism and plasticity of classical art in combination with Modern Art stylistics are still attractive for artist.