Alexey Dmitriyev

 
         
  227400 227401  

227400 Artist's Studio

227401 Seated Nude

Oil on Canvas Oil on Canvas
Image Size 39 x 26 Image Size 36 x 26
Three Apples with Bowl Garden Path with Tree

Three Apples in a Bowl

Garden Path with  Tree

Oil on Canvas Oil on Canvas
Image Size 28 x 24 Image Size 31 x 24
Roses with apples Front porch light

Roses with Apples

Front Porch Light

Oil on Canvas Oil on Canvas
Image Size 30 x 24 Image Size 29 x 22
299835 Still Life with Samovar 299836 End of Winter

299835 Still Life with Samovar

299836 End of Winter

Oil on Canvas Oil on Canvas
Image Size 29 x 24 Image Size 28 x 20
299837 299838

299837 In the Village

299838 Village House

Oil on Canvas Oil on Canvas
Image Size 24 x 32 Image Size 24 x 27

Hailing from Lvov in Ukraine, Dmitriyev’s studies of fine art and artistic search first took him to
Ukraine’s capital Kiev before he settled in the nation’s capital- Moscow. There he studied,
taught, and continued his work in murals, illustrations and painting for over 20 years before
moving to Sydney in the early 1990s. His mighty palette craved unexplored territories, to see the
land of the pioneers.


His individualist work is philosophical. At times there is a touch of sadness about it, at others the
feelings of flight, freedom of hope and spontaneous optimism are almost tangible from his
pieces. The visions and reminiscences portrayed in his work seem to be woven from the air
reflecting the lyric idea of life as an illusion. His vibrant colour compositions are at once radiant,
rough and refined.


For Alexey it’s of outmost importance to love or have an interest in his subject matter, if that is
missing the painting will not eventuate. “My mission as an artist is to search for the most truthful
form of representing my vision, that search is my life,” he says.


Artists Chagall and Cezanne both resonate with him. “The former is someone my soul
understands, while in the latter it finds comfort.” This exhibition is in part a tribute to Chagall. “He
is one of my beloved painters. He came from Russia and he painted in the beginning of last
century. As an artist his work was on the pulse of his time and he felt deeply the changes Europe
experienced at the time.”


A classically trained artist Dmitriyev can express himself in numerous styles spanning centuries. “I
like to experiment and play with form. I am intrigued by the ever changing nature of art and
tastes.”


An artist doesn’t belong to a time in which he lives, he can be in the past yet his works can be
ahead of their time reflecting the future, which often leads to being misunderstood, but Alexey
Dmitriyev is not concerned about this. He admires Tarkovsky’s way of looking at the creative
process.


“Similarly to the great director, I want to let go of the fear of making mistakes and use the
mistakes I am bound to make, to create unique works. I am always looking for new approaches
to express myself.”


“To work is to live is to create, it’s a luxury to procrastinate in my line of work,” Alexey Dmitriyev

       
 

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