Thursday, February 4, 2016

Pushkin Gallery to present masterpieces by the great Russian modernist Boris Chetkov at Art Boca Raton 2016


Pushkin Gallery is proud to present an extraordinary exhibition of masterpieces by the great Russian modernist, Boris Chetkov (1926-2010), including works never before published or exhibited at Art Boca Raton Contemporary Art Fair March 18-21, 2016.

Heralded as one of the most important recent Modern Art discoveries, Boris Chetkov defied the odds in Soviet Russia. Having survived the infamous Gulag Archipelago and the front lines in WWII, Chetkov emerged as mystic, a loner who painted directly from his stream of consciousness. His modern 'Experimentalist' style was at odds with a totalitarian regime that outlawed individuality in the arts. Apart from any group or trend, Chetkov came to his own artistic conclusions mirroring the efforts of the greatest contemporaries of his time; de Kooning, Dubuffet, Miro, Chagall, Kandinsky, Picasso, Frankenthaler, and others - maintaining his colorful, whimsical outlook to the end. Now considered a national treasure in Russia, Chetkov was honored in the last year of his life with the first one-man exhibit ever mounted at the presidential palace in Konstantinovsky.

Chetkov's work can be found in private collections around the world as well as in the Hermitage Museum and the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. His exhibition was the gala opening for the prestigious Russian Art Week in Mayfair, London 2013.

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