Stozky

Born and raised in Moscow and a graduate of the Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts, Alexander Stozky (also known as “Zbyshek”) says that he started drawing four months before his birth – right on the inner surface of his mother’s belly. During childhood and adolescence, he painted mainly inside his head. He saw no point in the stuff of his imagination and no had desire to transfer it to paper or canvas.

“The first painting which had an influence on me and awakened the desire to create something in the concrete,” tells Alexander, “was an illustration in a magazine. It very realistically depicted a large bird flying in the sky. And it consisted of many small birds. From that moment on, I began to take art seriously. I have also been inspired by the output of artists Maurits Escher, René Magritte, Pablo Picasso and Wassily Kandinsky.”

Alexander inventively combines machinery, anatomy, geography and architecture in his paintings. Many a times it is difficult to understand what exactly is going on. Our sense of space is played with. Our perspective, challenged. All this just adds to the charm of the art.

“I want to create art that can engage the audience on both the conscious and subconscious levels,” Alexander explains. “I like making up networks that are similar to neural connections – giving birth to new thoughts, ideas, desires and discoveries. Pictures should be joyful and optimistic, expressive and meaningful. Ideally, they should contain an element of magic. Magic, for me, occurs when, while making art, I arrive at something that was not expected. It appears as if by itself, by accident or naturally. I like it when the painting seems to be alive and have a soul of its own.”

Alexander believes that art is about surprise and delight. He says: “I want to help the viewer of my work to remember something very important that he or she knew as a child, but then forgot.”

More on Alexander’s website (stozky.ru), Artmajeur profile (www.artmajeur.com/en/member/stozky) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/zbyshek.stozky).

 

The Brain by Alexander Stozky. Used with permission.

 

Running by Alexander Stozky. Used with permission.

 

Moscow Time by Alexander Stozky. Used with permission.

 

The Higgs Boson by Alexander Stozky. Used with permission.

 

Fish by Alexander Stozky. Used with permission.

 

The Adoration of the Magi by Alexander Stozky. Used with permission.

 

Chess by Alexander Stozky. Used with permission.

 

Heavenly Cyclist by Alexander Stozky. Used with permission.

 

In Anticipation of Marina by Alexander Stozky. Used with permission.

 

Watches by Alexander Stozky. Used with permission.

 

Kettles by Alexander Stozky. Used with permission.

 

Network by Alexsander Stozky. Used with permission.

 

Heart by Alexander Stozky. Used with permission.

 

Garlic, Watermelon, Pomegranate, Cucumber by Alexander Stozky. Used with permission.

 

From the series “Impossible People” by Alexander Stozky. Used with permission.

 

Journey to Koktebel by Alexander Stozky. Used with permission.

 

Female Portrait by Alexander Stozky. Used with permission.

 

 


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