People on the pictures are not portraits in its traditional interpretation, this is the gesture, using as an attempt to extract motive forces guiding personality. Movements and poses, selected by the artist, are typical for everyone, making them multi-purpose at all times and in any places. We cover our eyes against the glare of the sun, or wave of annoying bird, which wants a treat. We emphasize our words by using movements of hands and body, in the same way we stretch on the couch while relaxing or reading a book, put on a sweater or set baby’s clothes who plays too long. Gestures and poses allow the artist to give a personality of his characters, making them more interesting.
The presence of a recognizable gesture is part of deliberate choice, assembled from the unstable movements of the inner world. Eurhythmics, designated by the artist on the picture, becomes the form of the image, dictates its structure, thereby giving the material and encouraging the artist to find new signs for his pictures.
In addition to traditional paintings there are the graphic materials as studies and sketches at the exhibition that help to understand the steps and direction of the search necessary states and gestures.
"I use graphics as the notes for reflection, making sketches for the definition of further work. Often they are those spontaneous states, expressed on paper. I watch the shape and the image, arising one from another, they vary and allow to feel the idea of the original experience, before choosing its realization and development on the canvas".
Vladimir Semenskiy’s painting is about us: in his paintings the viewer can recognize not only his friends and acquaintances, but also himself. The artist converses with the audience and tells people not only about his works, but also about them by the language of modern painting.