Painters of Vitebsk

Artist – a magician, a big heart. It retrieves beauty finds freshness in all subordinates element.

Marc Chagall

Vitebsk Regional Library

Named After V. I. Lenin




Kirilin Petr Alekseevich (12.07.1954, Vitebsk –..08.2018, Vitebsk), Belarusian artist. He graduated from Art and Graphic Department of Vitebsk State Pedagogical Institute (1981). He was taught by M. Romanovskaja, E. Vazhinskij, V.Androsov, V. Shatalov, V. Vinogradova, I.Stoljarova. Since 1980 the artist has been participating in art exhibitions. Petr Alekseevich is a member of the first open air «Malevich. UNOVIS. Modernity» (1994). A member of Belarusian Union of Artists (1996). Artist lived in Vitebsk.

The artist works in easel painting and graphics. The works are characterized by the use of metaphysical shaped design, symbols, abstract forms, which are carefully worked out, figurative view of the real world, complex rhythmic organization of compositions. The artist is engaged in psychological configurativismit it is the art of visual perception of dissipative structures of self-organizing matter, existing independently of human consciousness, based on the intensity of sensory perception and the depth of penetration into the images of the rich diversity of the metaphysical world, which allows the author, creating unique and deeply individual works, to enrich this world with new transcommunicative connections.

The graphic works are: «Autumn Lexicon 1-4», «Light Sources 1-4», «Heavenly Shepherd», «On the other side of good and evil», «Clouds», «Mother and son», «Annunciation», «Wind Tamer» (1998), «Geometric Composition»,«Gemini», «Without Gravity», «URKALNE DRIVE 1-42», «Eternity» (1984), «Lady Hawk» (2000), composition «Fish» (1986), «Forest Images» (1993), «The Fruits of Autumn» (1995), «Dialogue with Sphinx» (1996) «Premonition of Birth» (1997), «Love Island» (1998), «The Island of Lost Ships» (1999), «The Mask of Genius» (2000), «Rainbow Light» (2002) «Silence» (2004), «The Angels of the Universe» (2007), «Flower Girl» (2008), «The Girl-Master» (2008), «Moth Girl» (2008); series of works «Policy» (1983), «Antiworlds» (1997) and others.

His works are kept in Vitebsk Regional Museum of Local History, Art Center named after Mark Shagal in Vitebsk, in the museum «Vitebsk Center of Modern Art» and many private collections in the near and far abroad.



Цыбульский, М. Л. Кирилин Петр Алексеевич / М. Л. Цыбульский // Регионы Беларуси : энцикл. : в 7 т. / редкол.: Т. В. Белова (гл. ред.) [и др.]. – Минск : Беларус. Энцыкл. імя П. Броўкі, 2010. – Т. 2, кн. 1 : Витебская область. – С. 484.