Boris Mikhailov

1938 · Ukraine

Artist biography

Boris Mikhailov is an established artist, who originates from Ukraine, like other celebrated artists such as Dina Litovsky, Jules Olitski, A.Nyky, Konstantin Bokov, and Nadia Fediv. Boris Mikhailov was born in 1938.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Boris Mikhailov's work is on display in several galleries around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom, Italy, and Germany. Galleries include Sprovieri in London, Guido Costa Projects in Turin, as well as Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York. Boris Mikhailov's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition TWO ARTIST BOOKS at Galerie Max Hetzler | Bleibtreustrasse in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition was open from 12 July 2019 until 30 August 2019. Boris Mikhailov's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Diary, which took place at Galerie Barbara Weiss in Berlin, Germany (20 October 2018 - 12 January 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Boris Mikhailov

Born in 1938, Boris Mikhailov grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Boris Mikhailov