Exhibition of works by Alexander Yastrebenetsky. On the occasion of his 60th birthday automatic translate
с 4 по 23 Октября
Российская академия художеств
October 4, 2016 at 16.00 in the exhibition halls of the Russian Academy of Arts (Prechistenka, 21) will be the opening of an exhibition of works by academician RAH, Honored Artist of Russia Alexander Yastrebenetsky. The exhibition is timed to the 60th anniversary of the master.
The exposition includes works of painting and graphics of different years.
Alexander Yastrebenetsky is an outstanding and bright personality, a master possessing a unique individual creative handwriting. His engravings, etchings and silkscographs became the embodiment of high professional culture, the author’s transformation of traditions and discoveries of Russian and world graphics.
The artist’s universal talent was clearly manifested both in easel graphic works and in illustrating books, and in the field of painting.
Alexander Yastrebenetsky was born in 1956 in Leningrad in the family of the remarkable artist Grigory Danilovich Yastrebenetsky. He graduated from the Leningrad Secondary Art School, in 1980 - the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after IE Repin. The romantic charm of St. Petersburg, the «rolling of the shores and streets» of the native city had a fruitful impact on the aesthetic preferences and taste of the future master.
A. Yastrebenetsky - participant of more than 300 city, all-Union and international exhibitions. There were about 20 personal exhibitions of the artist in Russia and abroad - in Germany, Great Britain, Spain. In 1979 he was a fellowship of the Scottish Arts Council and was trained in Glasgow Print Studio (Glasgow, United Kingdom).
The breadth of horizons, the desire for full-fledged authorial self-expression forced A. Yastrebenetsky to try himself in various difficult spheres of professional activity. The hobby for design and architectural design never took him away from graphics, on the contrary, they entered the work of the master as new formal and figurative-plastic qualities.
The artist constantly experimented in various techniques of printed and unique graphics. Perfectly owning a pattern, chisel engraving, aquatinthe and mezzotsinto, a monotype, he preferred etching and at the same time mastered the expressive features of silk-screen printing.
The irreproachable sense of harmony of form and space, relations of light and shadow, lines and spots, color counterpoints, allows Yastrebenetsky in such works as «Boats», «Mayak» from the series «End of the season», «Night flight», «St. Petersburg. Silver Age «, « Cathedral and Tower «, « Warm Evening «, « Neva. Ice drift «and others to achieve emotional polyphony with minimal artistic means and technical techniques.
His graphic works: «Excavations in the south of the desert», «Illustrations for a brief course of paleontology», «British Museum», dedicated to the architecture and art of ancient civilizations, cause a variety of associations, they involve reality and imagination, time and space.
The works of A. Yastrebenetsky are in numerous private and public collections in Russia and abroad, incl. in the Pskov State Museum of Art, the Norilsk State Picture Gallery, the Pushkin Museum. A. Pushkin (Moscow), the Gallery of the University Jaume I (Spain), the Museum of Modern Art (Mexico City, Mexico), the Collection of Contemporary Art (Dusseldorf, Germany).
Being a vice-president of the Russian Academy of Arts, director of the Moscow Academic Art Lyceum, A. Yastrebenetsky did a lot to improve art education, to fully educate young talents, future generations of Russian artists.
Picturesque and graphic works of A. Yastrebenetsky, exquisite in color, marked by impeccable taste, enormous emotional power and philosophical depth, enable the viewer to fully appreciate the artist’s multifaceted work.
The exhibition is open for visitors until October 23, 2016.