PAINTINGS, SCULPTURES AND PUBLIC ART
“When Alex paints from reality, something about who he is mixes with what he sees to create the magic” says a client who commissioned a portrait in oil.
Alex’s influences range from the great international masters of the Hermitage to the Australian wilderness. He has exhibited his works throughout Europe, America and Australia. His art works are eloquent articulations of his perceptions of the beauty and spirit of his subjects. His work spans genres from classic portraiture to imaginatively combining Central Asian decorative colours with classical European and Russian traditions. His art often reveals a profound inner life, and sometimes touches on tumultuous as well as serene themes.
Alex employs a number of styles in portrait making. Drawing or outlining often showcases the first expression of a character, and sometimes this first expression reveals true depth. His approach to colour and form, and the social and spiritual role the artist has in exploring ideas of expression that have been in circulation throughout the arts from ancient times to this day comes through in a variety of his works. The classical version of the portrait as an art form is much loved, and is often executed in 0il on canvas.
Alex can be commissioned for a variety of art works in different media: oil paintings (oil on canvas or board); acrylics (on canvas); watercolour (on paper); pastel paintings (on paper); charcoal or graphite drawings (on paper); sculptures (in clay or other materials).