Considered one of the first Russian
oeuvre is studded with paintings of matchboxes, Primus stoves, and a host of other everyday consumer items. This signature work, Shelves with bottles
(1978), was made the year the painter left Moscow for Paris, where he would remain until his death in 2004. During his early years in France, Roginsky produced a number of these shelf still-lifes; this piece, in particular, serves as an example of the artist’s experimentation with assemblage, as well as his frequent use of corrugated cardboard as an alternative to canvas.