Sasha Semenov (born 1938, Moscow, USSR) - Russian painter .
Graduate of Moscow Print Industry Institute (1969, Moscow, Russia), Sasha Semenov was exposed to the dramatic experience of unofficial Soviet art in the the 1970s and the 1980s. His artistic career was immediately associated with the semi-legal entity that attracted alternative artists at the exhibition hall of the United Moscow Committee of the Graphic Artists' Trade Union on Malaya Gruzinskaya Street. Since he began exhibiting in 1970, his works have been part of many private collections throughout Europe and America.
Semenov credits his influences early European painters non-conformists as influences to his style, naming Chagall, Picasso, and Modigliani. His artwork is much darker though, with his tendency to depict cosmic as well as daily chaos. A prevalent theme is always darkness, deeply conceptual in its nature. Semenov seeks to bring forth the dark side of all parts of our day-to-day lives, as well as portray the outer unknown of space through his frames of oil on canvas. The feelings evoked by his artwork are usually fear and uncertainty, awe at the magnificence of Semenov's ability.