The Dark, Brooding Landscapes of L.A. Artist Stas Orlovski
Framed: 17.5 x 13 x 1.5 in.
Stas Orlovski is a Los Angeles based artist whose work includes drawing, painting, printmaking and animation. Orlovski was born in Kishinev, Moldova in 1969. His family fled the Soviet Union to Tel Aviv, then Paris, to eventually settle in Toronto. Orlovski has exhibited widely throughout the U.S. and abroad. Awards include the Skowhegan Fellowship, George Rickey Fellowship from Yaddo, Art Omi Fellowship, COLA Fellowship, California Community Foundation Fellowship, CCI Artistic Innovation Grant and the 2015 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant. Most recently Orlovski’s multi-media installation "Chimera", was on view at the 56th Venice Biennale.
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Stas Orlovski works across a wide range of historical materials, methods, and techniques to “depict a world of glorious decay.” He describes his exploration of sentimental and nostalgic iconography—such as full moons, flowers, butterflies, and songbirds—as “a vehicle for personal expression.” Beautiful, dense, and somber-hued, Orlovski’s compositions allude to Russian children’s books, Victorian illustrations, Japanese prints, and Dutch botanical paintings. His 2009 “Nocturne” series, fusing imagery of birds, trees, flowers, and surreal landscapes with abstract forms and human silhouettes, exemplifies the blend of painting, drawing, printmaking, and collage for which Orlovksi is known.
Moldovan, b. 1969, Kishinev, Moldova, based in Los Angeles, California