Feodor Voronov

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Voluble, 2011 / acrylic, marker, and ball-point pen on canvas / 48 x 48 inches
Permanent Collection of the Santa Barbara Art Museum


Feodor Voronov, "Word Paintings" on Vimeo.

Lester Monzon and Feodor Voronov Interviews

Artist Biography

Utilizing John Rajchman's notion of "operative formalism," Feodor Voronov (b. 1980, St. Petersburg) creates optical terrains that splinter and twist around the central image of a word. Voronov investigates the nature of repetition in both form and language by painting harlequin patterns that are at once organic and methodical - an analysis of the human experience that borders on familiar but is clearly unique. Voronov toys with the formal aesthetics of the written word, evaluating its psychological roots in symbolism à la Magritte, while also embellishing upon the intrinsic habit of mark-making in the vein of Cy Twombly.

Voronov received his MFA from Claremont University (CA) in 2008, and has shown at Joshua Liner Gallery (NY), Laguna Art Museum (CA), and Concrete Walls (CA). His work is included in the permanent collections of the Santa Barbara Art Museum (CA), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), Colleccion Jimenez-Colon (Puerto Rico), and the Frederick R. Weisman Founation Collection (CA). The recipient of the 2008 Hernandez Fellowship, and the 2007 Claremont Graduate University Fellowship, he lives and works in Los Angeles.


Feodor Voronov

Feodor Voronov

Sep 14 - Oct 12, 2013

Feodor Voronov

Feodor Voronov

Jan 7 - Feb 18, 2012

Selected Press

Exhibition Catalog - Pictures of Everything

Beautiful Decay - Wendy White And Five Other Artists Deconstructing Text In Paintings

Los Angeles Times Online - Chaos grown from words (web version)

Los Angeles Times - Chaos grown from words

Daily Serving - Feodor Voronov at Mark Moore Gallery

ArtScene - Feodor Voronov

Los Angeles Magazine - Framed: The Hedonism of Words

re-Title - Mark Moore Gallery

WSI - Feodor Voronov Relics

Statements 23 - Feodor Voronov

ArtSy - More Must-See Galleries

Fabrik - New Works

Artist Marketing Resources - Mark Moore Gallery TV: Art Exhibitions News and Interviews Via Video

Mark Moore Gallery - Statements Publication #11

The Art Economist - Artists to Watch: Feodor Voronov

New American Paintings - Winners: Editor's Selections, Pacific Coast Competition 2011

Daily Serving - Interview With Feodor Voronov

artnet - Los Angeles Fairs

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