Monday, April 21, 2014

Alexey Alpatov

Alexey Alpatov was born in Moscow in 1968. His paintings mimic the techniques of black and white photography - cropping, the capturing of effects of light and reflectivity, limited depth of field - but they are not photorealistic; they are as much about paint, texture and brushwork as they are about an image.

These are large mixed media works, which sometimes include collage.

See more of his work here.

Day 11. 200 x 220 cm


Katherine Kean said...

Great combination of painterly and photographic, plus terrific sense of scale.

jeronimus said...

Hi Katherine.
I love these paintings. They would have a powerful presence in a gallery space. Takes a fair amount of courage to paint at that scale though.

Louisette said...

Great composition, wonderfull, best regard from Belgium