4 - 9 December 2018 — SCOPE MAIAMI ART SHOW — MAIN ART GALLERY: booth E-21
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Oleg Khvostov
"My works do not illustrate any specific idea or story. My goal is to create an image that can be interpreted in multiple ways. Through the years, developing my style, I have been aiming at cutting off the unnecessary and reaching a concentrated emotion"
Oleg Khvostov uses themes from traditional painting genres — landscapes, still-lifes, portraits, multi-figured compositions — but also includes numerous "remakes" of world-famous works of art, from Leonardo to Jeff Koons. Nonetheless, his characteristic method of consciously simplifying form, freeing it from excess detail, and giving underscored roundness and cylindricity to shapes, in conjunction with his bold colors and large canvases, make his artistic manner original and easily identifiable. His use of a vivid, contrastive color palette and his deliberate simplicity imbue the artist’s works with the decorative effect and irony of pop art.

Oleg Khvostov was born in St. Petersburg in 1972. He lives and works in St. Petersburg. In 1998−2000 Oleg was invited to become a member of a radical art movement called The New Blockheads Society, he took part in over 50 exhibits and performances created by the group of artists. After two years he decided to move on to build a solo career of a painter. Since 2005 Khvostov has been collaborating with leading Russian galleries and art institutions. Khvostov’s work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibition in galleries, museums, biennales and fairs in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vienna, Berlin, Tirana, Istanbul, Geneva. Collections include the Museum of Modern Art, Moscow; the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg; Art4 Museum, Moscow.
Solo Exhibitions
2018 Seductive Roundnesses, Navicula Artis Gallery, St. Petersburg
2016 Elastic World, Art Dynasty Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
2015 Cosmos Cows, Gridchinhall, Moscow Region
2014 LavAndos, Cultural Alliance, Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow
2013 Lust, AL Gallery, St. Petersburg
2010 Absolute Painting, Gridchinhall, Moscow Region
2010 The Instinct of Landscape, National Center for Contemporary Arts, St. Petersburg
2007 Painting of Oleg Khvostov, Asa-Art Gallery, St. Petersburg
2004 I was born with a love for art, Navicula Artis Gallery, St. Petersburg
2004 Call of the Ancestors, Insterburg Castle Cultural Center, Chernyakhovsk, Kaliningrad Oblast
2004 The making of a portrait, Mitki-Vkhutemas Creative Center, St. Petersburg
2003 3000 Self-portraits, Borei Gallery, St. Petersburg
2001-2002-2016 New Leniniana, Razliv Lenin Museum-Cabin Historical Complex, Leningrad Oblast
2001 1000 Self-portraits, Mitki-Vkhutemas Creative Center, St. Petersburg
2000 Memorial of Leaders, Pushkinskaya-10 Art Center, St. Petersburg
2000 Full-scale Painting, Pushkinskaya-10 Art Center, St. Petersburg
1999 Self-portraits – 200+1, Navicula Artis gallery, St. Petersburg
Group Exhibitions
2015 The New Blockheads, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
2015 Cosmic Landing, Norilsk Gallery of Art, Norilsk
2009 Stalin, Museum of the Political History of Russia, St. Petersburg
2009 Khrushchev+ Brezhnev+... Museum of the Political History of Russia, St. Petersburg
2009 Lenin from A to Z, Museum of the Political History of Russia, St. Petersburg
2007 The Thaw, An exhibition dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the Marat Guelman Gallery, Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
2006 Presentation of Marat Guelman's Foundation for the Support of Modern Art, Artplay Modern Design Center, Moscow
2006 Collage in Russia – the 20th Century, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
2005 Portrait of the face, M'ARS Modern Art Center (organizer – Marat Guelman Gallery), Moscow
2005 Petersburgers, A project of the Marat Guelman Gallery as part of the Art-Moscow Fair, Central House of the Artist
2005 1st Moscow Contemporary Art Biennial, Central House of the Artist, Moscow
2003 Passport, A project of the Pro-Arte Institute and St. Petersburg History Museum, exhibition hall of the Pro-Arte Institute
2002 Давай(! Davaj! Postfuhramt, Berlin, Applied Art Museum, Vienna
2001 Tirana Modern Art Biennial, Tirana, Albania
2000 New Petersburg Expressionism, Museum of Nonconformist Art, St. Petersburg
For more information and available works feel free to contact us
Nadia Avanesova
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