Sergey African period of creativity
Sergey is an artist, restorer, icon painter and curator of the Lady Ju Gallery in Westminster.
His works have been displayed in over 200 exhibitions around the world, including in his native Estonia.
He has won many awards for his art, but his greatest contribution to his passion was his work in the African country of Angola. Sergei spent 10 years in Angola as a volunteer offering free art classes to young people in the impoverished county, donating money where he could to schools and sharing his love of art in order to inspire others.
The African period of creativity is Johannesburg, the largest city in the Republic of South Africa, where Sergei Minin was to hold an exhibition in 1991, but fell through political events both in the Union and in South Africa.
In the period from 1982 to 1990, the artist traveled to Africa, collected ethnographic material, wrote paintings.
“I worked in Africa for two years, and then I always went there with organizing exhibitions on the line of the Foreign Ministry.”
The result of this work was personal exhibitions in Lusaka (Zambia), Harare (Zimbabwe), Moscow (Russia).
1982 – 1984 lives and works in Angola (Africa). There was then a war, a round shot.
“So imperceptibly I became the leading artist-Africanist in the USSR,” recalls Sergei.
The largest object – the design of a new building, which was built in Angola, the State Committee responsible for the supply of weapons.
He painted many portraits of South African patriots who were on treatment in Angola. Including Nelson Mandela – the legendary fighter for the rights of indigenous people in South Africa, the future president of South Africa.
Coming to Moscow, he arranged exhibitions of his paintings in the House of Friendship of Peoples. And again I returned to Africa. He not only worked in Angola, but also in Zambia, Zimbabwe. Twice I visited the famous Victoria Falls.