"Blue birds" and Aleksey Listopad. Painting.
The painter, the set designer, the artist of cinema. The bright and original painter. Cloths live, breathe and flicker; at them always there is a certain secret and expectation – an image of multidimensionality of the world. Look. Both to you will open, and you will understand …
Boats, fishing seiners, steamships, a various port life have for ever defined the basic thematic orientation of creativity of the artist.
Alexey Listopad has ended branch of scenography of the Penza school, one of the oldest in Russia, connected with names of great masters of painting: Bogolyubov, Savitsky, Tatlina, Lentulova and others. Work at cinema has defined propensity to коллажному to installation in picturesque compositions, to collision of any events or memoirs of biographic character.
(«The Coat of the father», «the Dark blue car», «Cranes over a city»).
Children's and youthful impressions of the seaside life, painted by romanticism of sea space, have left traces on soul of the future artist. In many works are displayed a life at the sea, beauty of its landscapes.
Study in art school and the further work as the set designer at cinema have for a long time separated Alexey from the sea. But nostalgia on it remained, it has led the artist to trips to the White sea.
(From article in magazine "Surroundings")
From 15 to 29 July 2009.
Les Oreades Gallery invites You.
Aleksey Listopad. Painting.Opening. 2009. July, 18th.