Andrey Vystropov (Volgograd - Tachov)
Andrei Vystropov (born 26.12.1961) pursued art studies at the Applied
Arts Department of the Gercen State Pedagogic Institute
in Petrograd and later at the Art Academy, also in Petrograd,
where he worked under the tutelage of Professor E.E.Mojsejenko
a renowned Russian painter and art historian.
degree work, a painting entitled "Widows", was awarded a silver
medal by the Soviet Academy of Arts and exhibited at an exhibition
of contemporary Russian paintings held in New York in 1988.
Vystropovis a follower of the school of Neo-Romanticism , blending
the aesthetic values and painting techniques of Renaissance masters
( whose works he had studied at Petrograd's Royal Hermitage )
with hose of the avant-garde "Stylist Art" at the beginning of this century.
Vystropov makes use of light reflections and penetrations thrown into a
relief by twilight, the chiaroscuro technique and - inspired by Jackson
Pollock -colour-pouring and meshing to create the visual contens of his works.
The effect is a shift in time and space leading to spectral dissasociation
with reality where statements about subjects matter are made bordering
on the tragic, comic, absurd and even grotesque.
In his paintings, Vystropov shows the impact of the external world on the human
psyche, and vice versa. He addresses the existentialist questions of human-kind,
focusing on subjective perceptions , feelings and desires born out of loneliness
and nostalgia for a better world. His poetical lyricism inspire him to melancholyc
meditativeness and dignity in portraying human frailty. His works, usually oil
on canvas, speak through symbols that evoke dreams, fantasy and magic to help
people comprehen the ephemeral moments of their every-day lives.
Exibitions: Belgium, Italy, USA, Japan, Germany, Poland,
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