Born in Nizhny Tagil, Ural, 1947
Graduated from the Ural School of Applied Arts, 1968
Graduated from the Mukhina Art Academy, Leningrad. 1977
Member of the Union of Artists, 1988
Member of the Academy of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, 1994
Aron Zinshtein’s oil technique could be viewed as a spur-of-the-moment expressionist style. His main interest is portraitpainting, or occasionally any other genre such as cityscape, but filled with human figures. It seems that his enormous artistic energy intertwines with the energetic aura of a model, thus making his painting a success. The spontaneous gesture imprints in the smudges of paint outline the figures with such dynamism that it almost seems as though the figures are being pulled out of the canvas. This deeply emotional painterly substance on the move defines his very unique artistic identity. It’s fascinating how his childish and self-centered style enables a model to convey a personality in paint marked with the artist’s warmth and admiration. There are no mechanically photographically driven bodies, but instead the elevated images of human beings that happen to be the artist’s companions in his earthy life.