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Creativity Dmitry Kotunov.

Дмитрий Котунов
Tatyana Ostaevaart critic, member of the Union of Artists of Russia, Honored Art Worker of North Ossetia-Alania

 Dmitry Kotunov is one of the talented artists of St. Petersburg, a member of the Union of Artists of Russia, who works in different types and genres of art: design, fine arts. Of particular interest are his works in the field of easel painting, in which he refers to the genres of urban landscape, still life, portrait. A graduate of the St. Petersburg Academy of Art and Industry, Dmitry Kotunov belongs to the generation of artists whose work was formed in the late 90s, when there was a variety of stylistic trends in art, the search for new plastic forms, interesting artistic solutions. Dmitry Kotunov managed to find his creative niche in art, to define his unique face, the originality of artistic style. His work develops surprisingly whole and consistently. Already in the early paintings, the individual style of the author manifested itself, which is distinguished by an unexpected combination of the traditions of classical realistic art and a certain schematicity, conventionality of the artistic language, which gives the artist’s works the impression of authenticity and some illusory nature, truth and fiction, objectivity, materiality and at the same time spirituality, poetry. attitude. This is especially evident in the landscapes dedicated to his native city. His St. Petersburg is not a modern metropolis, majestic historical monuments of architecture, but quiet streets, small cozy courtyards, sunlit houses, rain-washed pavements, shady alleys ... Everything breathes peace, enlightenment, a world of harmony and beauty reigns here. Simplicity and clarity of artistic vision, strict and precise drawing, thoughtfulness and harmony of composition, sophistication of color are the hallmarks of the works of the artist Dmitry Kotunov, for whom art is a special universe, where the ordinary and everyday acquires a high meaning and spiritual revelation.

Kotunov Dmitry Yurievich. Biography.


Born in Leningrad.



Studying at art school №2.


1989 - 1990

Studying at school 190 at the Mukhinsky school.


1991 - 1998

Studying at the St. Petersburg State Art and Industry Academy. Mukhina (now Stieglitz Academy) majoring in software design.



The first exhibitions in the art galleries of St. Petersburg.


Joining the Union of Artists of Russia.


May, 2013

Personal exhibition "Cities" in the gallery "Attic of Artists", St. Petersburg.


September 2013

Personal exhibition in the library. Rubtsov St. Petersburg.


December 2013

Participation in the exhibition in the art space "Anfilada", St. Petersburg.


May - June 2014

Personal exhibition at the Design Institute JSC Giprospetsgaz, St. Petersburg.


July 2014

Personal exhibition  at the Archival Committee of St. Petersburg.


November 15 - December 4, 2014

"Petersburg. The game of associations".

Personal exhibition in the Exhibition Hall of the CBS of the Moskovsky district of St. Petersburg.


March 2 - March 16, 2015

"Melody of the City" Personal exhibition in the creative cluster "ARTMUZA"

St. Petersburg


October 10 - November 10, 2015

Personal exhibition in the library of Lisiy Nos village


February 17 - 28, 2016

Participation in the exhibition "With an easel around the world" in the Union of Artists of St. Petersburg.


7 - 30 April 2016

Participation in the exhibition "Spring 2016" in the Union of Artists of St. Petersburg.

February 26 - March 26, 2017
"Edges of the urban landscape" Personal exhibition in the library. Nikolai Rubtsov

St. Petersburg.

August 10 - September 29, 2017

"My Petersburg" joint exhibition of Dmitry Kotunov and Pavel Eskov in the hotel "Domina"

St. Petersburg

15 September 2017 - 15 January 2018

"Under the sky of St. Petersburg" joint exhibition at the Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky 

St. Petersburg.

March 29 - April 14, 2018

participation in the exhibition "Spring - 2018" in the Union of Artists of St. Petersburg.

June 18 - October 18, 2018

Personal exhibition in the office of the directorate of the bank "Saint-Petersburg"

St. Petersburg.

September 23 - October 3, 2019

"Petersburg - Moscow" joint exhibition of St. Petersburg artists

in the Federation Council of Moscow.

Дмитрий Котунов. Города.
Выставка Дмитрия Котунова в библиотеке им. Рубцова

Exhibition at the Library. Rubtsova 2013

Выставка Дмитрия Котунова в Архивном комитете СПб

Exhibition at the Archival Committee of St. Petersburg.


Банк Санкт-Петербург
Банк Санкт-Петербург

Exhibition at the bank "St. Petersburg" 2018.


Совет Федерации

Exhibition in the Federation Council of Moscow 2019.


Petersburg. Association game.

Personal exhibition of Dmitry Kotunov

"Petersbourg est la fenêtre par laquelle la Russie regarde en Europe"
("Petersburg is a window through which Russia looks at Europe")

Francesco Algarotti

“Nature here is destined for us
Cut a window to Europe

A.S. Pushkin

Exhibition “Petersburg. The Game of Association” presents a series of urban landscapes: here Italy and France, Scandinavia and Holland, with which the historical events of the country are closely connected and, of course, the history of the development of St. Petersburg itself, to which the exposition is actually dedicated.

Dmitry Kotunov brings love for his native city through the landscapes of European cities, unintentionally, subconsciously comparing them with the unique beauty of the Northern capital, in which there is a native corner for any European. After all, it is not for nothing that the French say that St. Petersburg is the most European Russian city.

From its very birth, the city, which received not even a Russian, but a Dutch name, St. Petersburg, which was later replaced by the German St. Petersburg, is saturated with the spirit of Europe, so it is no coincidence that when walking around the city, you imagine yourself in different parts of the Old World.

This exhibition is an invitation to play associations, take a walk around St. Petersburg and European cities, compare them, and perhaps see them as a whole in this colorful kaleidoscope.

The word "kaleidoscope", as it seems to us, very accurately conveys the style of the artist. The imposition of colors is like the faces of a crystal, as if, creating his canvases, Dmitry “collects” them from colored mosaic glass. Indeed, the boundaries between St. Petersburg and European cities are erased at the exhibition, and the viewer finds himself in a single fantastic space.

Timofeeva Galina
Art critic of the Exhibition Hall of the Central Library of the Moscow Region
Выставка Дмитрия Котунова в ЦБС
Дмитрий Котунов. Петербург. Игра в ассоциации

"Petersburg. The game of associations". Exhibition in the Exhibition Hall of the Central Library Service of the Moscow Region.

Выставка Дмитрия Котунова в Артмузе
Дмитрий Котунов. Мелодия города

"Melody of the City" Personal exhibition in the creative cluster "ARTMUZA"

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