Art Explosion’s Annual Holiday Show

Sunday, December 8th 12Noon-5pm


@ 2425 17th street San Francisco

SF Open Studios





@ 2425 17th street San Francisco



SOLO Exhibit!

 The University Club of San Francisco


March - June 2019


800 Powell Street, San Francisco, 94108




 Landscape #1, a multi-media performance-installation

April 7th, SUN at 7 pm

Joe Goode Annex  401 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA 94110

With Avy K Productions I am participating in the 27th annual West Wave Dance Festival at the Joe Goode Annex program #5 this Sunday,  April 7, 7 PM

Tickets and more about the festival HERE

Avy K Productions’ “landscape dances” series explores the theme of immigration by re-considering definitions of ‘home’ and ‘rootedness.’ As someone who immigrated 6 times, we associate roots with rootlessness.  Contemplating our own body in its landscape, we ask questions: What is my landscape these days? What about the horizon of the landscape? 


Landscape #1 is a structured improvisation combining dance, visual art, and music in a poetic abstract installation-performance. 

The work features the dancing of Erika Tsimbrovsky, Mihyun Lee, live drawing & paper installation by Vadim Puyandaev, music by London-based musician/composer Grundik Kasyansky.




Art Explosion Spring Open Studio




March 29 7-10pm​


March 30&31 12-5pm

@ 2425 17th street San Francisco


EXHIBITING at the historic Barker Hangar
in LA (October 25-28, 2018)!

See details here

SELECTED as 1 of "5 Unmissable Fair Artists" by Artillery Magazine! Artillery had 130 stellar fair exhibitors to choose from and I'm very honored to have been selected. More info here.

Dancers # 9
60" x 40" oil on canvas
Dancers # 8
46" x 60" oil on canvas
Dancers #5
58" x 78" oil on canvas
Dancers #1
58" x 72" oil on canvas, 2018
Dancers #2
60" x 80" oil on canvas
Dancers #3
54" x 96" oil on canvas
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I have been involved in the dance world in one way or another for almost 35 years. I have participated both by creating sets and by dancing myself, on and offstage. I am married to choreographer and dancer Erika Tsimbrovsky. I was introduced to contact improvisation in 2000 and have continued to dance contact ever since. My participation in contact has deepened my understanding of dance. Herein lie the seeds of my inspiration to create a series of dance-themed artwork — paintings and sculptures. 

Devoted to immersion in whatever I’m doing, I dance to the point of being joyful and sweat-soaked, and when I need to rest, I observe the other dancers from outside and make sketches of dancing bodies. This inside-out and outside-in approach yielded the paintings you’re now seeing. I created the series of sketches that led to these paintings over a period of 3 years. I was particularly interested in observing the dynamic of intensity and relaxation in bodies. I was also drawn into the social and collaborative aspect of dance. As a painter, I spend a great deal of time alone. This energy of collaboration and socializing gives me a sense of connection to the universe and to something larger than myself. Because the collective group energy is what draws me to this subject, I do not paint individual faces or details on the dancers. The abstract energy and combination of colors produce the emotional meaning of the work. 

To create a feeling of movement, I work with the unstable form in combination with the dynamic of color. The dynamic of colors / different combinations the bodies disappear and then reappear as I apply the colors to the underlying drawings of bodies. This leads to the viewer’s feeling of movement or movement potential as they experience the paintings. 

This allows me to convey to the viewer of these artworks the sensations and dynamics of my own experience of dancing. 



I created a new Still Life series where I emphasize color, structure, and energy. Art history resonates in the series, as it contains a classical assortment and arrangement of objects: a wineglass, a bottle, a bowl of fruit, and a vase of flowers. 

During my trip to Yosemite, I produced a new series of paintings called "Yosemite" that consists of landscapes. In these landscapes, the painting's color scheme, structure, and energy serve as a reminder of the importance of nature and its healing power in restoring a  cheerful mood. 

Exhibition of Dancers paintings series

April 19, 20, 21 THU-SAT at 8 pm

Joe Goode Annex  401 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA 94110

The exhibition will be part of the Red Wind/Ruah Aduma performance/installation and will be possible for close observation before and after the show. 

Red Wind / Ruah Aduma

April 19, 20, 21 THU-SAT at 8 pm

Joe Goode Annex  401 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA 94110

New Work by Avy K Productions & Guest Artists’ Red Wind / Ruah Aduma is a structured improvisation combining dance, visual art, and music in a poetic abstract installation-performance. The project centers around the Russian Avant-Garde art movement and how the work of these artists can comment on our present and future possibilities. Red Wind continues the search for what is beyond form and what lies beyond the mind, between the sky and the earth— exploring the horizon of the possible. The multimedia approach of Avy K Productions, as well as the lineages of time created through the artists’ collective research, offers to engage with the work of artists’ past while investing in the future possibilities of art.

Exhibition of my new paintings series 'Dancers'  will accompany these installation/performances.  

© 2008-2030 by VADIM PUYANDAEV / / San Francisco, CA

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Dancers # 8

46" x 60" oil on canvas