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Andrei Smaliak

Joined Artfinder: June 2018

Artworks for sale: 44

Belarus

About Andrei Smaliak

 
 
  • Biography

    1954              born in Minsk

    1966 -1973   studied at the Minsk Republican Boarding School of Music and Fine Arts named after I. Akhremchik

    1973 - 1980  studied at Belarusian State Theatre and Art Institute

    1990              member of the Belarusian Union of Artists

    1997              prizewinner of the 2nd International Chagall Plein Air in Vitebsk

    1998              Honorary Academician of the European Academy of Arts

    1999              Silver Medal from the European Parliament for Contribution to the Art of Europe


    Andrei Smaliak is a contemporary Belarusian artist who works in easel painting and mainly in the portrait genre. The artist’s creative path resembles a whirlpool of color, in which he has managed to synthesize dozens of areas of fine art. Easily moving from figurative to non-objective art, Andrei Smaliak manages to create a unique color rhythm in each of his works. Like raging lava, this rhythm fills the entire space of the canvas. The artist incorporates elements of the grotesque, which are emphasized by the sharpness of the lines and the expressiveness of the brushstrokes themselves, in numerous series of paintings that depict dancers, clowns, and musicians. In seeking a way of enhancing the expressiveness of the pictorial language, the artist has turned to many styles, ranging from those based in classical realism to trends in impressionism, expressionism, and postmodernism. The chaos of unlimited freedom of expression can be used to express all thoughts, discoveries, themes, and ideas, and this is exactly what excites Andrei Smaliak about this approach.


    Permanent collections:

    National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus

    Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

    Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan's International Institute, United States

    Funds of the Belarusian Union of Artists, Belarus

    European Parliament Art Collection, Belgium

    Russian Center for Science and Culture, Belgium

    National Center for Contemporary Arts, Belarus

    Estonian National Opera, Estonia

    Pinacoteca Comunale, Città di Castello, Italy

    National University, South Korea

    National Library, Belarus

    Zepter Museum, Serbia

  • Education

    1973 - 1980

    Belarusian State Theatre and Art Institute

    1966 - 1973

    Minsk Republican Boarding School of Music and Fine Arts named after I. Akhremchik

  • Awards

    1999

    Silver Medal from the European Parliament for Contribution to the Art of Europe

    Brussels

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    1998

    Honorary Academician of the European Academy of Arts

    Paris

    1997

    prizewinner of the 2nd International Chagall Plein Air

    Vitebsk
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Education

1973 - 1980

Belarusian State Theatre and Art Institute

1966 - 1973

Minsk Republican Boarding School of Music and Fine Arts named after I. Akhremchik


Awards

1999

Silver Medal from the European Parliament for Contribution to the Art of Europe

Brussels

Show more awards Hide

1998

Honorary Academician of the European Academy of Arts

Paris

1997

prizewinner of the 2nd International Chagall Plein Air

Vitebsk

There are no upcoming events


 

Biography

1954              born in Minsk

1966 -1973   studied at the Minsk Republican Boarding School of Music and Fine Arts named after I. Akhremchik

1973 - 1980  studied at Belarusian State Theatre and Art Institute

1990              member of the Belarusian Union of Artists

1997              prizewinner of the 2nd International Chagall Plein Air in Vitebsk

1998              Honorary Academician of the European Academy of Arts

1999              Silver Medal from the European Parliament for Contribution to the Art of Europe


Andrei Smaliak is a contemporary Belarusian artist who works in easel painting and mainly in the portrait genre. The artist’s creative path resembles a whirlpool of color, in which he has managed to synthesize dozens of areas of fine art. Easily moving from figurative to non-objective art, Andrei Smaliak manages to create a unique color rhythm in each of his works. Like raging lava, this rhythm fills the entire space of the canvas. The artist incorporates elements of the grotesque, which are emphasized by the sharpness of the lines and the expressiveness of the brushstrokes themselves, in numerous series of paintings that depict dancers, clowns, and musicians. In seeking a way of enhancing the expressiveness of the pictorial language, the artist has turned to many styles, ranging from those based in classical realism to trends in impressionism, expressionism, and postmodernism. The chaos of unlimited freedom of expression can be used to express all thoughts, discoveries, themes, and ideas, and this is exactly what excites Andrei Smaliak about this approach.


Permanent collections:

National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan's International Institute, United States

Funds of the Belarusian Union of Artists, Belarus

European Parliament Art Collection, Belgium

Russian Center for Science and Culture, Belgium

National Center for Contemporary Arts, Belarus

Estonian National Opera, Estonia

Pinacoteca Comunale, Città di Castello, Italy

National University, South Korea

National Library, Belarus

Zepter Museum, Serbia

 
 
 
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