“... I want to oppose my
poetic dream "

«… in still life, no less than in other genres, the artist’s attitude to the world, to the problems that excite people can be embodied. Simple forms can express moods of joyful, sad, tragic. Still life can be majestically calm, and excited -romantic and dramatic. «

Ilya Tabenkin «The World of Still Life», Tvorchestvo magazine 1981, N7.

«Tabenkin’s paintings, like a good book, can be» re-read «over and over again and each time to discover deep ideas in them. And this is an integral part of modern conceptual art, in which the new language of still lifes by Ilya Lvovich Tabenkin plays a special role.»

© Vyacheslav Tishin