Painter: Bazanov Alexey Nikolaevich

Painter: Bazanov Alexey Nikolaevich

Bazanov Alexey Nikolaevich - Painter's Biography

Alexey Bazanov was born on May 28, 1959 in Saratov. In 1978 he graduated from the Saratov Art College. A.P. Bogolyubov, and then in 1989 - a workshop of monumental painting at the Academy of Arts I.E. Repin in St. Petersburg. Classical education determined his further artistic interests and style of painting, therefore, since 1987, the artist of the year has been working in the technique of monumental painting: he creates frescoes, stained-glass windows and mosaics for various architectural structures.

«I studied classical painting at an art college, then I was educated at the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. There I studied art in the techniques of mosaic, fresco, stained glass and oil painting. This knowledge helped me to create a large mosaic panel at the memorial in honor of the soldiers who died in World War II. I created murals on the walls of the gymnasium, hospital, dance hall and took part in regular exhibitions in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaluga and China. Recently I live in the city of Kaluga and work in an art studio. In my paintings I want to capture the beauty of a quiet and peaceful life.»

The heroines of the paintings by Alexei Bazanov, as a rule, are located on a dark, almost black background, which makes us involuntarily recall the classical portraits of the Renaissance masters with faces-spots as if escaping from the darkness. The artist's enthusiasm for the classics was also reflected in the choice of subject for the canvas "Confrontation" from the Erarta collection. Often in his works, Bazanov depicts bathers - these works are made in a stylized classical manner with elements of historicism. Despite the fact that the artist's paintings demonstrate an excellent knowledge of the anatomical proportions of the human body, the figures remain flat, softly contrasting - like frescoes by old masters. In the spaces of the paintings there is no everyday life, everything random is discarded and the compositions acquire ideal harmony and purity. The structure of the paintings is subject to large rhythms - cosmic, existential. It seems that naked girls live in the spaces of Malevich's Black Square. His art combines the traditions of classical Western European painting and old Eastern engravings. There is something almost ritual in the movements and poses of the characters in the paintings. Light and shadow, lines and forms live in harmony with each other.

Bazanov Alexey: where are the artist's paintings presented?

Since 1978 Alexey Bazanov has been taking part in exhibitions in Saratov, Kaluga, Moscow and St. Petersburg (Russia), Fuengirola (Spain), Marburg, Munich (Germany) and San Francisco (USA). Since 1987, he has also been working in the technique of monumental painting: he creates frescoes, stained-glass windows and mosaics for various architectural structures. Most of his works are in the Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art in St. Petersburg, the Kaluga Art Museum and private collections both in Russia and abroad.

What exhibitions did Alexey Bazanov take part in?

  • 2000-2017 - regular participation in exhibitions of the Union of Artists in Kaluga.
  • 1994 - personal exhibition of paintings in the Art Museum of Kaluga.
  • 1995 - "Natalie Boldyreff gallerie" - Paris, France.
  • 2000-2010 - "Nevska gallery" - San Francisco, USA.
  • 2006 - Russian Art Projekt - Washington DC
  • 2007 - Russian Art Projekt - Washington DC
  • 2007 - V. Ryabov Gallery. Moscow.
  • 2008 - V. Ryabov Gallery. Moscow.
  • 2010 - V. Ryabov Gallery. Moscow.
  • 2013 - Academic Painting Exhibition Shanghai. China.

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