Paintings by Ruslan Vashkevich - metamorphosis or bright game with classics

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Ruslan Vashkevich is considered to be a crown jewel of the contemporary Belarusian art scene. He is not afraid of experiments, plays with images and reality without restraint, stimulates imagination, provokes the audience and invites it to discussions. Ruslan was once called a "Belarusian Quentin Tarantino" for his challenging, smart and sarcastic manner of painting.
Artist has no right to stand with both feet solid on the ground - this is inconvenient pose for the flight. Much better position is when you are in the corner against the entire world", Ruslan Vashkevich used to mention.
Ruslan Vashkevich participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions and art shows, including 51st International Art Biennale in Venice in 2005.
Ruslan Vashkevich. The Flight into Egypt. Oil on canvas. 100cm x 80cm. 2003
Ruslan Vashkevich. The Flight into Egypt. Oil on canvas. 100cm x 80cm. 2003

The artist says the following about his distinctive and unique approach to a color scheme of his works: "I've never been a "colorist". Most likely I am a designer…I construct some conceptual logic chains … baroque laces of DNA is easier to weave using pencil and paper. At first there were long series of black and white paintings, than series in color. Each time it all depends on the task to be accomplished. When you play with spectators creating some semantic labyrinths and scientifically building up your concept - it's easier to do monochromatically, like a documentary. You consciously don't involve color, don't refer a viewer to externalities. Though color affects emotionally all of a sudden - and it's foolish not to profit by it once in a while. The logic gains certain transparency if the final step was taken at random - it makes the entire process poignant and energized".

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