Personal exhibition by Evgeniy Shapovalov "Nude in Flowers" takes place in Lera Litvinova Gallery

September 17, 2018

 

On September 21, the art space Lera Litvinova Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Evgeniy Shapovalov "Nude in Flowers". Lera Litvinova Gallery strives to acquaint art lovers with the works of contemporary Ukrainian artists and arranges various art projects and exhibitions both in Ukraine and abroad.

                         Evgeniy Shapovalov / Meramorphosis VII / canvas, oil / 110x100 

 

The works by Evgeniy Shapovalov supplement the collections of art connoisseurs from all over the world. The author combines different genres of painting, confidently banding abstraction, nude, landscapes and still lives. The works by Shapovalov are close to cubism - the artist skillfully combines natural images with straight lines, squares and faces, puts flowers in geometric figures or hyperbolizes a naked body.

 

                         Evgeniy Shapovalov / Blooming mood / canvas, oil / 40x30

 

The work of Evgeniy Shapovalov can be partially compared with the work of the English artist Francis Bacon. Both artists accent the audience's attention on the human body, improvise and brightly depict the nature of a person, adding geometric figures and sculpture. But while Bacon adheres to a gloomy and depressed mood, fills the works with shades of the grotesque, deforms parts of the body, distorts them to indicate the tragedy of existence, Eugene Shapovalov on the contrary portrays the beauty of the human body. The Ukrainian author depicts a woman's nature as tender and direct, emphasizing her forms. The works of the artist amaze with their originality, intimacy and asymmetry, and at the same time attract the viewer with aesthetics and a harmonious combination of geometricity with natural images.

 

 

                          Evgeniy Shapovalov / Sweet dreams / canvas, oil / 30x40 

 

Evgeniy Shapovalov in his work often uses pastel - a mineral pigment, which is the primary basis of colors. Pastel perfectly emphasizes what the author is trying to express, because this material is intimate and tender. Technique of pastels appeared in the XV century. It must be used on a rough or fluffy basis to retain the powder, that’s why in ancient times, pastel was painted on suede. Such eminent artists as Leonardo da Vinci, Delacroix, Edgar Degas,Jean Etienne Lyotard widely 

used this material.

 

                    Evgeniy Shapovalov / Blossom I / canvas, oil / 110x60 

 

The curator of the project is Leonora Janko, art critic, art manager and director of Lera 

Litvinova Gallery. She notes: "The style of Evgeniy Shapovalov is unique, it can be easily recognized and is hard to forget. The author is endowed with an incredible sense of aesthetics, which he skillfully transfers to the canvas, mixing cubic forms with the familiar images, a living and non-living nature. The artist's work forces the viewer to peer into each element of the composition and look for new details among the mosaic, imperceptible at first sight."

 

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