Ukrainian artist. Born in 1940 in Odessa. Draw started from childhood. His enthusiasm was supported in the family, and after graduating from school he became a freelancer at the Odessa School of Art named after MB. Grekov Fate favored the young talent – the first teacher in drawing and painting was wonderful and many beloved Moses Davydovich Mutselmacher. The teacher, with special attention approached the individuality of each student, he managed to bring up a whole galaxy of famous artists. Many are remembered and loved by the fact that he instilled the most valuable quality in their work – a reverence for art. The artist was treated as a priest as the teacher of the hidden knowledge. On one course with Sergey Tronov studied many well-known Odessa artists later. Lucien Dulphan was especially interested in his “strangeness and extraordinary”. The difficulty of teaching that time we all experienced in full measure. The pressure of socialist realism did not contribute to the development of the creative personality, but the classical academic school was strong, and it became a good foundation laid in the foundation of creativity. The contradictions between socialist realism and underground pushed to find new forms of expression. The passion for the impressionists in this period of study put off its imprint on the creativity of the young artist, which was reflected in the works “Winter” and “Fog”. The colors of the evening tea party with honey (“Winter”), hot coffee or grog are warming up and uniting people in their cozy small houses under the roofs covered with blue snow hats, which gives peace and quiet. Houses, like people, cling to each other in search of understanding and warmth, the angels walk outside, guarding the calm of their souls. Here the artist acts as a third party observer not involved in this world. Sergey Nikolaevich still in the course of training kept a distance with the world around him. The price and maintaining his detachment, little with whom he maintained friendly relations, never entered into any groups. Many of his loved him for the kindness and soft character of his character, affectionately calling it “Trosha”. After graduating from the art school, Sergei Nikolaevich worked briefly as a decorating artist in the theater, and then for many years at the film studio. And, of course, the games, roles and wearing people in the life of the mask – all this did not escape from the attention of the artist. But he managed to add something more to this idea. Sensitive perception and subtle psychology are traced in his work. The cycle of works “Masks” – a gallery of human experiences, emotions, fears – an image and a symbol of time, is a tragic shade. The difference in the characters of the “masks” is the variety of techniques, although in the end it is necessary for everyone to have the individuality of the author – the view of the artist will turn himself deep. The borders of his world, at first glance, are transparent. It gives the viewer the opportunity to look inside. But this is seemingly accessible. The farther the penetration, the more questions arise, as the air as it moves, it becomes denser, and you get stuck, like in a wad, no longer able to breathe from overflowing anxiety. Most clearly this is manifested in the works: “Memoirs”, “Angels”, “Multidimensionality”. The abstract composition “Multidimensionality”, capturing attention, through the spatial imaginative perspective, leads to the unknown, dragging into the abyss of fear. The secret entered into by the artist, so in you, remains to live his life without giving calm and answers. He conveys his sensation of the world around him and his relationship to him through feelings, anxieties, prejudices, devoid of hope. His works are allegorical, dual – “Angels”, in the form of night visitors whisper among themselves, something stifling. The philosophical conception of being is embodied in the choice of themes and subjects, the use of multi-valued archetypes – its collapsing “Archangel”, which is from nothing, mysterious penetration of entities from other worlds, disturbing imagination.
Photo by Sergey Tronov “George the Victorious” family collection of Uman