Borkunov’s work is fundamentally about colour, following the artist’s own way of thinking. He started painting in 1996, and have since been studying colour theory. His use of colour and composition are distinctively bold, making his work stand out and his style recognisable throughout the themes that the artist chooses to work with. Borkunov’s practice is influenced by the mystical writings of Daniil Andreev, Shri Aerobindo, Karlos Kastaneda and Andrey Tarkovsky films.
A graduate from Moscow Academic Art School Commemorating 1905 and prestigious Moscow State Academic Surikov Art School, Pavel Borkunov is now a member of Moscow Artist Union.
Borkunov has taken part in more than 80 exhibitions in Russia, including 8 personal shows, in major galleries and museums: Central House of Artists, «Manezh» Central Exhibition Hall, Maly Manezh, Kuznetsky Most 11, Kovcheg Gallery, A3 Gallery among others. A member of Moscow Artists Union and a graduate from Surikov School of Art in Moscow, Borkunov received numerous awards, including Archimandrite Melkhisedek Award and a diploma at the 19th National Young Talent Exhibition.
Borkunov’s works are part of museum collections all over Russia, private collections in Russia and Europe.
He lives and works in Moscow, Russia.
2006, Kuznetsky Most 20 Gallery, “Non Pertinent Art”
2010, Russian Academy Of Arts, Group show “Pavell Nikonov. A Dialogue With Young Artists.”
2011, Kuznetsky Most 20 Gallery, Group Show “Quartet”
2014, Vdokhnovenie Culture Centre, Solo Show “Urban Metamorphoses”
2016, Golitsyn House Gallery, In collaboration with Luka art group
2016, Open Club Gallery, Group show in collaboration with Elena Krasotina
2016. Kuznetsky Most 20 Gallery, Sold show “Pavel Borkunov. Retrospective”
2017. Vdokhnovenie Culture Centre, In collaboration with Daria Pavlunina, “Not Canvas. Not Oil”
2017. Izmailovo Gallery, In collaboration with Elena Krasotina, “White Days”