Andrey Shustalov. OCULOS non VIDERE Automatic translate
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OCULOS non VIDERE - translated from Latin “you cannot see with your eyes” - is a project of St. Petersburg artist Andrei Shustalov. The exposition in the halls of the gallery will feature picturesque 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 visions, new emotions.
There is something surprising in the energy of a neophyte - he is alien to the tiredness of feeling that all this has already been said… he is ready to try, share, search and find. And this energy attracts the viewer, charges him, giving rise to a 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 a pop art game with a poster, using narratives, humor and journalism to a meticulously constructed psycho-emotional optical art based on illusion, working with rhythm, and visual effects. In his work, it easily alternates and sounds organically, complementing each other.
Regardless of technical techniques and presentation, all the works are filled with positive energy: the poster work “Sausages” in the spirit of Soviet posters of the 50-60s of the XX century and, at the same time, masterfully beaten, inviting 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, the zebra does not have black stripes, and the deep dark background in the series of abstract works “Motion” only emphasizes the color saturation of the particles programmed to move in “organized chaos” and create new forms. The movement, visual illusions are devoted to work with volumetric elements that involve the active inclusion of the viewer in the process. After all, only in interaction with work can you revive it, unleash the potential.
It can be assumed that the author’s potential is also revealed in interaction with the audience, because judging by the work, he has already plunged into the element of creativity and is ready to open new horizons, receiving and giving pleasure.
Aurelia Tali, art critic
about the author
Andrey Shustalov was born in 1978 in Yaroslavl. In 2001 he graduated from the Yaroslavl Pedagogical University. K.D. Ushinsky. Since 2014, lives in St. Petersburg, works in the field of programming.
Actively began painting after moving to St. Petersburg. In his work, he experiments with various techniques and materials, being carried away by the very process of creation - from the concept to the implementation of the plan. He believes that some unconscious things are expressed in the concept.