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Творческий вечер и показ работ Александрa Войцеховского

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Творческий вечер и показ работ Александрa Войцеховского
Творческий вечер и показ работ Александрa Войцеховского

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Apr 28, 2018, 6:00 PM

KRUG Community Circle, 1400 S Wolf Rd #100, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA

About the Event

Dear Friends,

Please join us for an exciting evening with Alexander Voitsekhovsky on April 28th at 6:00 PM.

Meet the Artist, who will present his latest art work and talk about his artistic vision, fascinating life and his exciting path to becoming an artist.

Admission - $5.00

About Alexander Voitsekhovsky:

Alexander Voitsehkovsky was born in Moscow in 1964. He worked as an emergency room doctor for ten years. His hobby of drawing left him and many friends with a large collection of drawings. Unannounced to him, his friends set up his first exhibition in 1994. His work was an instant success and he continues to earn international recognition. The artist has had a large number of his works published. Some as author and illustrator to his own work and some as illustrator to works by such diverse writers as Pushkin, Hillaire-Belloc and Dostoyevsky. His latest book "A Whale off the Coast of Norway and Other Encounters" was published in London by Fontanka Publishing House in April 2016 and is dedicated solely to his art works. Alexander Voitsehkovsky was commissioned to decorate the entire external facade of the Upsala Circus in St. Petersburg. He has held exhibitions in galleries throughout the world including Europe, Russia, the United States, Japan and most notably the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. Numerous articles have been written about his work in Russia, the U.K., the United States and other countries.

Selected Exhibitions:

The "Tabernacle" Arts Center, Notting Hill, London, 2016

The Russian State Museum, Saint-Petersburg, 2016

Plein Air Contemporary Gallery, London, 2015

Museum of Russian Art, Jersey City (NJ), 2015

Gallery "Arca", Moscow, 2014

Gallery "Art Crue", Berlin, 2012

Russia - Scotland Club, Edinburgh, 2012

Gallery "Roza Azora", Moscow, 2011

Porto Franco Art Parlor, San Francisco, 2010

Quadrat Gallery, Omsk, Russia, 2010

Porto Franco Art Parlor, San Francisco, 2009

Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, 2009

Obraztsov Puppet Theater, Moscow, 2009

US Tour 2008: Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Portland.

Tokyo University, Kobe University, 2007

Palace de la Paix, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 2006

Animation Film Festival, Suzdal, Russia, 2005

David Gillman's private gallery, Boston, MA, 2005

Gallery Teena, Jerusalem, Israel, 2004, 2005

Gallery Ruine, Geneva, Switzerland, 2003, 2005, 2007

Gallery le Garage, Lorgus, France, 2003

Hermitage Gardens, Moscow, Russia, 2002

Queen Ann, Seattle, WA, 2000

Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1995

Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1994

By Elena Varshavskaya, Rhode Island School of Design:

Alexander Voitsekhovsky is an outstanding graphic artist from Russia, who stands out for a rare gift of bringing together warm humanity and playfulness, acumen and good humor. His endearing treatment of everyday life is always tempered with irony introduced through elements of absurdity, fantasy and surprise used with unfailing ingenuity.

Alexander Voitsekhovsky’s art revolves around simple topics: city and country as well as the flow of life as such and – metaphorically – all kinds of journeys. Indeed, aren’t we always on the way just as his characters are –whether on a walk in the park or hurrying to our destination on public transportation or on a boat trip or undertaking an audacious journey from a rural backward province to a glowing and promising city? Ubiquitous in his works are animals, real and not quite so real but always an integral and intimate part of the life of humans or human‐like beings themselves facing the same problems.

The ultimate strength of Alexander Voitsekhovsky’s pictures is in his focus on the universal constants of human nature; thus the broadest audiences across nations can naturally and easily relate to his characters, whether in the form of humans or that of humanized animals. Viewers of his pictures cannot but recognize their own dreams or thoughts, observations or experiences that the artist shows in his amusing pictures with full understanding, deep empathy and, furthermore, in a comforting light‐hearted key. Psychologically truthful without moralizing, this art helps people to maintain cheerful spirits amongst people’s ordinary cares and worries that are often perplexing.

Alexander Voitsekhovsky’s style is unfailingly modest and subtle. It is unpretentious in its each and every aspect, from the plainness of his subject matter to the childlike manner of drawing based on the rejection of perspective and preference for strictly frontal or profile views to the choice of simple crayons as his main medium. The usage of crayons not only enriches the texture of his pictures, not only makes them lighter and more airy due the inherent roughness of the crayon line but also adds some indefiniteness to all the visual forms enhancing the inner truthfulness of the artist’s works.


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