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Alex Kanevsky

Red Shoes, 2008

Oil on mylar mounted on board
24 × 22 in
61 × 55.9 cm
This is a unique work.
$18,000
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $150 domestic, $275 rest of world
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Hollis Taggart
New York
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Virtuoso painter Alex Kanevsky captures movement and time’s constant flow in canvases that resist …

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Virtuoso painter Alex Kanevsky captures movement and time’s constant flow in canvases that resist adherence to a single moment, or even a single reading. Like the unreliable nature of memory and the imprecise atmosphere of poetry, Kanevsky’s multilayered works provide more questions than answers.

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed, dated, and titled on verso: "Alex Kanevsky 2008 / Red Shoes"
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Alex Kanevsky
Russian, b. 1963
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Alex Kanevsky’s gestural portraits are influenced by the artistic traditions of Eastern Europe, where he grew up, and the United States, where he now lives. In the spirit of Impressionism, he is more concerned with emotional and atmospheric triggers than narrative descriptions. In awareness of the agency of his subjects and his paintings, and observing that it is painful and unnatural for models to remain still, he depicts people in motion; likewise, he tries not to impose his will on artworks, abiding by his theory that “paintings do let us know when to leave them alone.” Kanevsky, whose studies have centered on mathematics and visual art, also resists defining his art with words. He believes that “artists statements are not possible and any attempt to write one leads to confusion and misinformation.”

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About the work
Hollis Taggart
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Virtuoso painter Alex Kanevsky captures movement and time’s constant flow in canvases that resist …

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Virtuoso painter Alex Kanevsky captures movement and time’s constant flow in canvases that resist adherence to a single moment, or even a single reading. Like the unreliable nature of memory and the imprecise atmosphere of poetry, Kanevsky’s multilayered works provide more questions than answers.

Medium
Painting
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed, dated, and titled on verso: "Alex Kanevsky 2008 / Red Shoes"
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Price ranges of medium-sized paintings by Alex Kanevsky
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Browse works in this category
$18,000–$18,750
This work
$0
$24,750+
Alex Kanevsky
Russian, b. 1963
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Alex Kanevsky’s gestural portraits are influenced by the artistic traditions of Eastern Europe, where he grew up, and the United States, where he now lives. In the spirit of Impressionism, he is more concerned with emotional and atmospheric triggers than narrative descriptions. In awareness of the agency of his subjects and his paintings, and observing that it is painful and unnatural for models to remain still, he depicts people in motion; likewise, he tries not to impose his will on artworks, abiding by his theory that “paintings do let us know when to leave them alone.” Kanevsky, whose studies have centered on mathematics and visual art, also resists defining his art with words. He believes that “artists statements are not possible and any attempt to write one leads to confusion and misinformation.”

Alex Kanevsky

Red Shoes, 2008

Oil on mylar mounted on board
24 × 22 in
61 × 55.9 cm
This is a unique work.
$18,000
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $150 domestic, $275 rest of world
location
New York
Locked
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