Andrey Shustalov. OCULOS non VIDERE automatic translate
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OCULOS non VIDERE - translated from Latin “not to be seen with eyes” - is a project of Petersburg artist Andrey Shustalov. The exhibition in the halls of the gallery will feature pictorial abstract works - the fruits of the author’s experiments with various techniques and materials.
Andrey Shustalov is an artist for whom creativity and search are continuous things. Search for new solutions, new vision, new emotions.
There is something surprising in the energy of the neophyte — the tiredness of the feeling that all this has already been said is alien to him... he is ready to try, share, search and find. And this energy attracts the viewer, charges him, giving rise to the desire to join, to understand how this is done.
Andrei is looking for himself in completely different directions: here are bright references to pop art and optical art (op art).
He easily moves from the pop-art game with a poster, using narratives, humor and journalism to a meticulously constructed psycho-emotional optical art, built on the illusion, work with rhythm, visual effects. In his work, it is easily interspersed and sounds organically, complementing each other.
Regardless of the techniques and submission, all the works are filled with positive energy: poster sausages in the spirit of Soviet posters of the 1950s – 1960s and, simultaneously, masterfully played with the famous font of the famous brand, combines the two systems into an ideal, a world full of humor and vital energy, where "sausages are not food, but a means of transportation"! In this world of Andrei Shustalov, zebra has no black stripes, and the deep dark background in the series of abstract works “The Movement” only emphasizes the saturation of the color of the particles programmed to move in “organized chaos” and create new forms. Movement, visual illusions are devoted to work with three-dimensional elements that involve the active involvement of the viewer in the process. After all, only in conjunction with the work, you can revive it, reveal its potential.
It can be assumed that the potential of the author himself is also revealed in interaction with the audience, because, judging by the works, he has already plunged into the element of creativity and is ready to open new horizons, receiving and giving pleasure.
Aurelia Tali, art historian
about the author
Andrey Shustalov was born in 1978 in Yaroslavl. In 2001 he graduated from Yaroslavl Pedagogical University. KD Ushinsky. Since 2014 she has been living in St. Petersburg, working in the field of programming.
Actively started painting after moving to St. Petersburg. In his work, he is experimenting with different techniques and materials, being carried away by the very process of creation - from concept to realization. Believes that in the concept are expressed some unconscious things.