Art spanning from 2005
Photo-based painting of Nicholas Chistiakov is clearly about eternity. Pictorial motifs basically unimportant themselves. Just the people and places, such that there is a million - women, men, nudes, portraits of family, friends, landscapes, isolated areas of construction, sea and clouds. Mundane, but at the same time interesting with its uniqueness and personal history. Painting is very rich in texture and color. Painterly layers overlapping each other to create numerous complicated effects. The artist often uses a slightly blurred effect, emphasizing the moment of passage of time in his works. The works often opposing naturalism and lacking clear contours. This art often represent a highly abstracted interpretation of images based on which it is created. The artist creates a parallel world frozen forever in the moment. Already painted pictorial surface is squeezed in a certain direction with a brush or palette knife, creating a vertical or horizontal blurry effect. Color schemes of photorealist paintings by Chistiakov are restrained and often monochromatic, the artist only occasionally allows accents of primary color.
|ARTIST BIOGRAPHY (B. 1981)||DRAWING||PHOTO BASED PAINTING||PAINTING||ABSTRACT PAINTING||SCULPTURE||PHOTOGRAPHY|
|CONCEPTUAL BASIS||CITYSCAPES||DEATH||DECORATIVE ABSTRACTION|
|VIDEOS||CLOUDS||FIGHT / MURDER||GRIDS|
|OLD MASTERS INSPIRED||MONSTERS|
|PORTRAITS||OLD MASTERS INSPIRED|