Flowers I

Aleksandr Pesterev

About the Artist

Aleksandr Pesterev was born in Griazovets, located in the Vologda region of Russia. Upon completion of his studies at the prestigious Ivanovo Art College in 1989, he was accepted into the National Union of Russian Artists. Although Pesterev has travelled widely throughout Russia, he finds most inspiration in Totma, in his home region of... Read More

Aleksandr Pesterev

Aleksandr Pesterev was born in Griazovets, located in the Vologda region of Russia. Upon completion of his studies at the prestigious Ivanovo Art College in 1989, he was accepted into the National Union of Russian Artists. Although Pesterev has travelled widely throughout Russia, he finds most inspiration in Totma, in his home region of Vologda.

Over the years Pesterev's painting has become increasingly ritualistic. Abandoning an earlier realistic style of heightened, bright colours for contemplative abstractions and landscapes, Pesterev's paintings could now be described as philosophical studies of our everyday world. Immersed in the nuances of tone and colour, in thick impasto brushwork and metallic sheen, Pesterev creates both a figurative and emotive impression of the landscape and domestic spaces. Rather than overwhelming detail, Pesterev focuses on distillation, minimizing colour, shape, and line so that his painterly marks become acts of meditation.

Aleksandr Pesterev lives and works in Totma, Russia. He exhibits widely in Russia and has work in public and private collections in Russia, Germany, and the UK.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011 The Footprint of Gelaterea. Red Bridge Gallery, Vologda, Russia.

2010 Art, Graphics and Sculpture. The Dostoevsky Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2009 Aleksandr Pesterev: Artworks and Graphics. The Academic College of High Art, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2008 50.5. Red Bridge Art Gallery, Vologda, Russia

2007 Two worlds/Two Alexanders. The Art and Graphics Centre, St. Petersburg, Russia

2007 Selected Artworks, Smolniy Insitite of fire art exhibition Centre, St. Petersburg, Russia

2007 Graphics: The Chronicles. Red Bridge Art Gallery, Vologda, Russia

2007 Graphics: The Chronicles. Kostorma Art Gallery, Kostorm, Russia

2003 Landshafts of the Soul. Red Bridge Gallery, Vologda, Russia

1998 Selected Artworks. The Museum of the Governmental and Historical architectural Insititute, Vologda, Russia.

1996 Aleksandr Pesterev: Works, Sun Square Gallery, Vologda, Russia

1994 Monologue, Russian House Gallery, Vologda, Russia


Selected Group Exhibitions

2010 The True State of Jerusalem, The Smolniy Insititue of Art, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2008 Are you really the same Tatiyana? Art Holdings of Tatyana Nokitina, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2007 Dialogues, 8th National Biennale of Contemporary Art, Manege Exhibition Centre, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2007 The Last Temptation of Nezhayka. Exhibition of the personal collection of Troizkov, Russia.

2006 The Image of the Motherland. 3rd National Artistic Exhibition, Vologda, Russia

2005 Let us bow before the great Era. National Exhibition of the 60th

Celebration of the Day of Freedom, Volodga, Russia

2003 Russian North, 9th Regional Art Exhibition, Vologda, Russia

2000 Green Noise. Traveling exhibition: Vologda, Pless, and Moscow, Russia

1999 Russia. 6th National Exhibition of Russia, Moscow, Russia


Selected Public and Private Collections

The Vologda Oblast Picture Gallery, Vologda, Russia

Vologda State Museum

Reserve, Pless State History, Pless Russia

Architecture and Art Museum, Pless

Russia; Barkes & Barkes Art Gallery, London, UK

Tatyana Nikitina Art Holding Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, St.Petersburg, Russia

The Totemsoke Museum Collection, Totemsoke, Russia

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Artwork

Embankment

Embankment

Flowers

Flowers

Garden III

Garden III

Garden I

Garden I

Postscript

Postscript

Red Still Life II

Red Still Life II

Sonduga Still Life

Sonduga Still Life

Female Torso - 3

Female Torso - 3

Female Torso-5

Female Torso-5

Flowers

Flowers

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg

Nude-2

Nude-2

Nude-4

Nude-4

Nude-8

Nude-8

Ferapontovo Monastery

Ferapontovo Monastery

Postscript - 3

Postscript - 3

Labrus-I

Labrus-I

Two Posies

Two Posies