A story through color
“Alexander Belyaev, a story through color” presents a selection of paintings realized by the end of the Eighties that drew inspiration from nature, classic architecture and from places the artist came across during his numerous travels, influenced both by the Movements and the main representatives of the international avant-garde. Mythological characters and female figures dancing or posing, views and landscapes interpreted through dreamlike lyricism, glimpses of cities with universally recognizable buildings and monuments: all the characters depicted by Belyaev are denoted by an important chromatic presence which becomes the fundamental and most evident element, able to fascinate and catch the observer’s eyes.
It is a research into color which frequently goes beyond reality, taking distances from the mere and cold representation of a subject, leading either to the places of the monochrome, or to the use of numerous variants of the same few colors, or to a juxtaposition based on strong contrasts. In the critical text dedicated to the Russian artist, the curator of the exhibition Vittorio Schieroni suggests: «Alexander Belyaev is an explorer of styles, worlds and cultures who was able to come up with his own language based on the harmonic fusion of elements which are only apparently separated, telling a story of beauty and poetry that the artist transmits to the observer through the infinite potentiality of color»