Russian Paintings

Sergey Sichenko

Sergey Sichenko was born in 1959 in Kharkov, Ucraine. Sichenko completed his master's degree in design at the Art Academy in Moscow. He came to Israel in 1996.    Apart from his oil and acryclic  paintings, he   makes many cartoons:                                              

"Israel has changed me. I don't know why, but here I began to draw caricatures, and I went over to strong colors from the shades of gray that interested me in Ukraine. I am focusing on the cats that prowl everywhere in Israel. In some sense, they remind me of human beings. The cats are like people: Some of them are Russian, some of them are Moroccan - there's an enormous variety among them. In recent years, the caricatures have also entered the `regular' paintings I do, as in the work I have called `The Cat in the Synagogue.'"                                                                                                                                   Recently Sichenko took part in the "Visual Humor" competition in the city of Sorgot in Siberia, and won a prize there. He works alnd lives now in Haifa, Israel .