Dennis Bacchus

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Dennis Bacchus

Canada

Dennis Bacchus is an alias, a reference to my approach stemming from the concept of Dionysian - Apollonian dichotomy. I was born in 1976 and spent most of my military brat childhood and the teen years in remote boreal towns of Siberia and the Far East. Although I've been fortunate to attend an art school at age 11 briefly, I'm rather an autodidact, relying on literature, experiment and Zarathustra style mountainous solitude. Art and culture of Classical Antiquity profoundly influenced me during my teenage years, and I consider those great yet almost forgotten Ancient Greeko-Roman artists, along with Renaissance masters, my teachers. Leonardo was my childhood hero, and I studied his works with "relentless rigour." At the age of 18, I've been employed by the Department of Human Anatomy of Sechenov University in Moscow as an illustrator. And a few years later, I started to practice as an artist-painter in Israel. Some of my paintings had been commissioned/exhibited by Dillon Art Gallery in Jaffo and other Israeli commercial Art Galleries. These days I reside in Toronto (Canada), and sometimes my agents or I travel exhibiting and marketing my art. If you would like to know more about me and my art, please visit dennisbacchus.com or feel free to drop me a line at info@dennisbacchus.com

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