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About the Artist

Sergey Kir is a unique and innovative artist who's created his own remarkable, new art style, which he coined "Conceptivism." An ambitious approach to painting, Conceptivism synthesizes technology, financial modeling, and art history into a cohesive whole. Utilizing hand drawing, digital photography, and the analytical methods from quantitative finance, Kir's ultimate goal is to create a “gesamtkunstwerk,” or absolute work of art, which goes beyond the visual to incite, provoke, inspire, and enrich the minds of his viewers.

Kir’s compositions are planned using computer algorithms, with strong philosophical and socio-political messages as their underpinnings. By mixing machine learning, finance, humanity, storytelling, and vivid colors, Kir believes that he’s able to create images just this side shy of perfection. His work generally centers around several themes, namely New York City, “the city of peoples' dreams;” Toronto, water, abstraction, Biblical stories by his family background and his personal connection to the "Kir" fortress mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, and world finance, something he describes as being as much an art as a science.

Kir was born in Zhytomit, Western Ukraine (USSR at a time), finished high school in Murmansk, Russia, and studied Architecture in Kiev, Ukraine, before immigrating to the US, New York where he graduated from NYU with degree in finance. 

In creation of Conceptivism, Kir wanted to integrate financial modeling and portfolio optimization techniques from quantitative finance, into the artistic process, and developed a method to create visual representations, that unites the artistic and the analytical worlds, and synthesizes capabilities of hand drawing, digital photography, and scientific methods. 

Kir lives and works in New York and is happy to share his works. 

 

List of Exhibits:

January, 2016  New York - Arts and Fashion charity fundraiser event - featured artist

August, 2015 Toronto       - Province of Ontario, King-Vaughn district - political fundraiser and charity event - featured artist

February, 2020 New York     - Solo exhibition - introduction of the Biblical Series of works. Inaugural art exhibition of the style of  Conceptivism

January, 2019 New York      -  Art and Fencing group exhibition - featured artist on the Fundraiser event -

May, 2019 New York            - Solo Art Exhibit at the New Age Opera show/concert of Yelena Ostrovsky

October 2019 New York       - Solo Art show - at the Miss Immigrant USA contest 

August, 2020 New York     - Solo exhibition at the Central Park - presentation of the Abstract Series of works

September, 2020 New York  - Group exhibition organized by the Pushkin Society of America

October, 2020   New York     - Group exhibition with another artist at the Bryant Park - master class introduction of Conceptivism

 

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