I am inspired by oil paintings of Italian and German masters of 14-16 centuries and by the Russian icon painting of the same period. I feel very close to these art traditions, however I am not attempting to work in this manner. I live in Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Its architecture is a mixture of Gothic, Baroque and Secession style buildings. Its mysterious and even magic atmosphere finds its reflection in my artworks. Therefore the characters like queens, knights, and angels - appear in my paintings quite often. The figures, which appear in my paintings, are a bit schematic at the beginning but as I work further on a painting they change and take different shapes. The result is sometimes unexpected even for myself. The people in my paintings are often fantastic, magic. These are not specific people whom I know but they are rather some symbols that help me to express my feelings and moods. When I create a painting, a sculptor in me sometimes wins over a painter. I pay more attention to shapes, draping, and clothes than to colors. In this case, the figures in my paintings become “three-dimensional”, they are often quite heavy and volumetric. In other cases, I get more attracted by the colors combination and the shapes become less important. I especially like different shades of red color (it appears in almost all of my works) and use the combination of dense single-colored background and elements representing the mixture of more complicated shades.
Biography: Andrey Alexandrovsky is Russian artist based in Prague, Czech Republic. He graduated from Moscow State Industrial Arts University. Member of Moscow Union of Artists. Member of Czech Association of Medallists. Selected exhibitions: 1981 - Spring Exhibition of Moscow Artists, Central House of Artists, Moscow 1982 - Republican Exhibition of Russian Artists, Moscow 1983 - Republican Exhibition of Smaller Sculpture, Central House of Artists, Moscow 1984 - 15th Exhibition of Moscow Artists, Central House of Artists, Moscow 1990 - 1st Exhibition of Moscow Medals, Central House of Artists, Moscow 1991 - Spring Exhibition of Moscow Artists, Central House of Artists, Moscow 1992 - Small Sculpture Exhibition, House of Sculptors, Moscow 1993 - Personal Exhibition, Oracle Corporation, Moscow 1998 - Solo Exhibition, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty headquarters, Prague 2001-2002 - Artyx Fine Art Gallery, Prague 2003-2004 - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty headquarters, Prague 2003-2004 - 4th Medal Design Salon'03 - Exhibition of Czech Association of Medal Designers 2004 - International Exhibition FIDEM'2004, Portugal 2004-2005 - Kampa Gallery, Prague
Country: Czech Republic
Development by Magic Web Solutions.