Size: 25"W x 19"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2018
Original painting. Portrait of a young Japanese geisha with flowers in her hair. Inspired by vintage Japanese woodblock prints. Impressionistic brush stroke technique. Acrylic and oil pastel on fine art paper.
Alex Solodov is a visual artist based in Lisbon, Portugal. He was born in Moscow, Russia in 1971. Alex began to paint and draw at the age of 13. During his studies at Stroganov University of Arts in Moscow, he was mainly focused on abstract, surreal and expressionistic style of painting and drawings. At the same time he became inspired by Indonesian Batik dyeing technique, and created lots of artwork in this style, using silk fabric as canvas. At the moment Alex mostly paints in sumi-e and color ink wash painting techniques, many of his works inspired by Japan and japanese culture. He also enjoys to paint expressionistic landscapes, townscapes and ocean paintings. Alex’s artwork has been featured in private collections and galleries around the world including United Kingdom, Germany, Lithuania, USA, Australia, Austria, Denmark, Russia and Brazil. His recent exhibitions includes: 2012 – Group Exhibition “Cat People”, St. Ink Gallery, Bucharest, Romania. 2011 – 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (parallel programm, “Invasion” project), Art Play Design Center, Moscow, Russia.