From early on in life, Gutkin liked to draw and sculpt from plasticine as a hobby, view art and visit museums. Originally from Russia, he currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
During the last decade, Gutkin’s passion for painting took a more serious turn. He taught himself how to paint in a variety of approaches. Regardless of the subject, his focus is on the light, color harmony, movement and texture.
He spends as much time as possible studying classical and contemporary master’s works in New York museums and galleries. He draws sketches from life, gathers material for composing paintings in his studio and usually combines several ideas into one composition.
Through his paintings he likes to bring out the positive and sometimes humorous side of life. He enjoys capturing the essence of a person’s character, animal’s features,and making fantasies into paintings.
View more of his work on his website.