The painter was born in 1952 in Rostov-on-Don (the USSR). In 1970-1976 he studied in Rostov Art School. From 1976 to 1982 he continued his education in Moscow Institute of Polygraphy. Since 1977 Krasnenko has participated in Russian and foreign exhibitions. Between the years 1982-1984, he lived and worked in Berlin. The artist had solo exhibitions in Rostov-on-Don, Berlin and Potsdam, Germany. In 1986-1998 he was teaching in Rostov Art School. Since 1998 he has been a freelance artist.
Krasnenko works in different art styles and techniques – easel painting, graphics and monumental painting. His works are in private and galleries’ collections in Russia and abroad.
Throughout his artistic career the painter turned towards all the traditional genres and plots of European life, but taking in new psychological concepts of a person of the 21st century.
The woman is the focus of his art, being an object of his Freidian complexes and erotic fantasies. Contrasting hues form the basis of the colour basis. The colouring is intense, with light seemingly emanating from his pieces. Smooth oil painting techniques seen in the works of Italian and Dutch Old Masters are the defining qualities of the artworks, together with strong contrast typical of Fauvism and Expressionism. His main goal is to unite the traditional and contemporary.