Ilias Muratov Exhibition | April 25th

SOLO EXHIBITION:
Saturday, April 25 to May 31, 2015

OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, April 25, 6-9 pm

Barsky Gallery is pleased to present the work of Ilias Muratov! This solo exhibition marks Muratov's triumphant return to the area which has had so much influence on his style. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience this incredible exhibition of his work – oils on canvas, watercolors on paper, and miniature framed sketches of erotica and the female form.

The exhibition at Barsky Gallery will open Saturday, April 25th with a reception for the artist from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The exhibition will run through Sunday, May 31st.

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"Having grown up in St Petersburg and currently traveling the world, the mixing of vast experiences of my life feed my painting. The ability to manipulate oil paint and watercolor is the core of my work; abstraction, vibrant color, movement of the paint and shifting scale all come into play. I crave space, and I am intrigued by how space can be open, compressed, complex, grand and intimate, and sometimes all within the same image."

Muratov's exceptional vision and sense of color is evident in every work of art he attempts. Having graduated as a Master of Classical Art, he often goes beyond the boundaries of traditional academic approach.

During his years in St. Petersburg he participated in numerous art exhibitions and illustrated several science fiction novels.

With the collapse of the traditional system of the Soviet Union, Ilias made his move to the United States and became an avid follower of the modern American abstract expressionist movement; under its influences, he continues his search for new styles and techniques.

While living in the United States, his works were applauded by private collectors and corporate America alike – such worldwide conglomerates as SONY Music, Motorola, American Express, Pearson Publishing, etc. His commissions include a series of CD covers for Sony Music’s “Greatest Hits” (Classical), advertising for Motorola and American Express. His paintings adorn many corporate headquarters in Manhattan and are part of corporate and private collections in France, Germany, USA, Hong Kong, Japan, Spain, Canada, Australia and the UK.

Most notable:
Edie Falco (The Sopranos)
Bank BNP Paribas
Pearson Publishing
Citigroup

Ilias’s passionate search for harmony also inspired him to explore the world of music and poetry. He is the leader of the Siberian Swing Salsa band YOKE, performing at NYC clubs and concert halls.

Ilias now lives between two homes in St. Petersburg and New York, working on numerous projects; Ilias’ first love for art remains unaffected, however, as he continues to explore the world of color and the female figure. Ilias’ solo exhibit at Barsky Gallery marks his triumphant return to the area which has had so much influence on his style. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience this incredible exhibition of works – oils on canvas, watercolors on paper, and miniature framed sketches of erotica and the female form.

The exhibition at Barsky Gallery will open Saturday, April 25th with a reception for the artist from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The exhibition will run through Sunday, May 31st.