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Semion Rabinkov

Sculptor
Born May 19, 1954, Kishinev, Moldova

I have been a sculptor all of my life. The more I do, the more difficult I find it to explain what sculpture is. For me, sculpture is the combination of all medias. This is right, and, on the other hand, wrong. The whole of sculpture is greater than its parts. Sculpture is the full reflection of our lives.

Semion Rabinkov comes from Kishinev, Moldova where he studied sculpture at the Repine Art College, graduating in 1973. Specializing in monumental sculpture, he installed many outdoor pieces in Moldova and Israel during the early years of his career. The scale of his work ranges widely, as he believes that "each piece can be monumental, regardless of its size." Lately, the focus of his work has been on exploring "the possibility of the human's sensible and harmonius integration with nature," using predominantly bronze and steel, which he sees as representing the natural world and the man-made, respectively. From 2003 to 2005 he collaborated with fellow Bucks County sculptor Steve Tobin to create the Trinity Root monument in New York City to commemorate the events of 9/11. His works have been exhibited worldwide, in Moldova, Israel, Russia, France, and the U. S. Since 2008 he and his wife, painter Irina Rabinkov, have lived in Springtown, Bucks County.

Image: Semion Rabinkov, photo courtesy of the artist


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