duminică, mai 23, 2010
Alexander Sheversky grew up in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, where he studied at the I.E Repin Academy of Art. After graduation he worked in the field of Monumental Arts. In 1986, Alexander began exhibiting his paintings in Chisinau and critical acceptance and recognition soon followed. Russian officials selected him to exhibit in the competitive environment in Moscow.
His success led him to manage a studio for artists who accepted government commissions. He continued to exhibit in Moscow every yearuntil he moved to Israel in 1991 where he feels the most at home.
Sheversky's artistic style reflects his admiration for Rembrandt and Vermeer. His masterful chiaroscuro effects produce realism in his paintings that can be compared to past European masters. He carefully creates still lifes with a geometrical sense of order and then paints light in a three dimensional form to produce dramatic effects in his works. The light and shadow effects seen in his re-creation of draped material or closely nestled wine bottles showcase his painting skill and the influence of modern day classicism.
Sheversky acknowledges that lighting attracts his eye: "When the sun is up in the morning in my window and the sunlight falls on my objects in my studio, with it comes happiness, the life has come. Every morning I wait for this moment….."