Lopatin Denis

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia


Cartoonist, comic artist, feuilletonist

Was born on November 9, 1977 in Minsk.
When he was 7 months old, his parents moved to Kamchatka.
In 2002 he graduated from the Belarusian State University of Culture.
Lives in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Contributed to the newspapers: “Vesti”, “Kamchatka Time”, “Argumenty i Fakty Kamchatka”, “MK in Kamchatka”, “Culture”, “Banner of Youth”, “Vecherniy Minsk”, “Maxim”, “Le Cahier Dessine” (Paris, France) and others.
Published more than 1500 cartoons and more than 250 comics, cartoons and satirical articles.
Completed art tasks for the television company “Fit” (Belarus), the film studio “Belarusfilm” and “Mosfilm”.

Illustrated the books by Kamchatka writer Pavel Kalmykov: “The Veteran of the Battle of Kulikovo” (2009), “Treasure and Other Minerals” (2014).

Personal exhibitions:
2005 – Kamchatka regional art museum (did not take place, as it was forbidden by the order of the governor. Was then moved by the museum staff to the basement of the Press House, where it was held successfully).
2008 – Oktyabrsky cinema center, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
2011 – The Regional Scientific Library. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
2011 – for UFSIN in Kamchatka prisons: IK-5, IK-6 and SIZO. (Master class for prisoners).
June 7, 2013 in the exhibition hall of the Kamchatka branch of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia.
2014 – The Central Bank, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
2015 – Ethnocultural center of the village of Nikolskoe, Bering Island.
2015 – Carercasas y amigo, Barcelona, ​​Spain.
2016 – Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, FEB RAS, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Participation in exhibitions:
“The View of Quasimodo – 2” (Mogilev).
2007, 2008 – Moscow international comics festival “Kommissiya”, gallery “Winzavod”.
2008 – RIA Novosti, Moscow, “Attention: Lymphoma”.
2011 – WorldPressCartoon, Sintra, Portugal, international.
2011 – KurtukunstGallery, Berlin, Germany, international.
2015 – Crematorium, Berlin, Germany, international.
2016 – Museum of the World Ocean, Kaliningrad, international.
2016 – Sakharov Center, Moscow, charity auction in support of political prisoners.
2016 – gallery MihoArt, Limassol, Cyprus, international.


He received four summonss for his cartoons published in the newspapers (by the first deputy governor of the Kamchatka region) (2003).
He was summoned to the prosecutor’s office for a published comic strip (2004). The newspaper which printed it received a written warning from the media oversight commission.
Governor M. Mashkovtsev banned the personal exhibition of the artist “Grimaces of Power” – 2005.
Was expelled from the courtroom for sketching the trial – 2006.
The artist’s stand was removed from the exposition at the 2008 “Kommissiya” – 2008.

BEC 2017

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