Petr Shvetsov / Petr Shvetsov
Anna Nova Gallery presents a new exhibition project - a series of works by a famous St. Petersburg artist Petr Shvetsov.
Petr Shvetsov became famous for his graphic works, but during the last 14 years, the artist has been experimenting with painting and art installations. In his new project for Anna Nova gallery he returns to graphics since quite a long time.
Some of the works presented at the exhibition were created in the US state of Vermont, where the artist spends every summer, the second part - in Russia. However, the main theme of the exhibition is based not only on geography, but on the subject of time, the connection of traditional and modern. The artist is having a discussion with well-known Dutch artists of the XVII century, but at the same time he does not create calming paintings but disturbing, gloomy ones, in the spirit of the German Expressionists.
The opening is on November 25 at 19:00
Petr Shvetsov (born in 1970, in Leningrad), a member of the Union of Artists of Russia since 1992. He is known for his provocative exhibition project "Pandora's Box" with alive flies in a cocoons, "Living and dead" project with a moth-eaten and drenched in silicone stuffed fox as well as his series of fine paintings "Swamp" or "Head of the architect", the creation of which has taken thirteen years. Shvetsov with his wit and expressiveness carries out ambitious projects and refers to both fashionable trends and the traditional painting technique.
The works of Petr Shvetsov are in the collections of the State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), the Russian National Library (St. Petersburg), in the Municipality of Odense (Denmark), the British Library (London), the Saxon State Library (Dresden) in the State Library in Berlin and in the Public library of New York, in the Museum of Modern Art Erarta (St. Petersburg).