From 6 February to 9 March, Artrovert Gallery is hosting an exhibition of paintings called “Silhouette” by painter Andrei Maksimjuk.
Andrei Maksimjuk (b. 1976) is an Estonian painter who graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree and also holds a master’s degree from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, Italy. In addition to his work as an artist, Maksimjuk has also been a teacher, restorer, exhibition organizer and designer.
Andrei Maksimjuk comments on his exhibition. I create the outlines of the figures, give them shape and form and finally fill them in with very thin layers of paint.” He continues: “I also like the concept of the silhouette itself, because I use extremely few colours in my work, both in terms of palette and quantity.”
The protagonist of the series of paintings in the exhibition is light, but it is a dark light. Many of the words used to describe the works refer to traditional astrological beliefs. The planet Saturn is associated in astrology with influences that produce melancholy, reflexivity and dreaminess. Saturn refers to something or someone who is prone to contemplation, is a bit gloomy and meditative.
Read more about the new exhibition on our exhibitions page.