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Dima Gorban, Temptation, Signed Serigraph
Hand drawn, photo realistic 26”x12” serigraph signed in pencil by the artist and numbered in an edition of 495 examples. Domestic shipping-$20, International depends upon location. Dima Gorban was born in the former Soviet Union in 1961, and moved to Kishinev with his family when he was three. He started art studies at age ten at the Kishinev School of Art, and received an award for being the most promising young artist in the school. In 1980 Dima completed his studies at the Higher School for the Painting Arts in Kishinev, and began showing his work at group exhibitions throughout Moldavia. He quickly reached Moscow as well, and two of his sketches were on permanent exhibit in the Drawing Department of the Moscow Film Academy. He finished his formal studies in 1989 at the Lvov Academy for Painting, which his brother also attended. Dima’s exposure to the world of wine was launched when he was still a child, thanks to his late grandfather, who grew grapes in the spacious yard of their Kishinev home and made wine for home use. A culture of wine was instilled in the entire family, and Dima loved helping his grandfather in all the tasks involved. Having worked with wine as a child, and being a talented graphic designer as an adult, were a great asset for Dima when he was assigned to design labels for the Ackerman Winery in Russia. That period was also when he started his ongoing series of wine paintings.