medial 4. art biennial [2018]
Aleksei Zuev. Russia                

1.Charles Chaplin, 2015 appliqué / collage 29x21 cm., US$ 200    2.Yul Brynner (Fantomas), 2017 appliqué / collage 29x21 cm., US$ 200     3. Sir. Tim Burners Lee, 2017 appliqué / collage 29x21 cm., US$ 200     4.Vanessa Mae, 2015 appliqué / collage 29x21 cm., US$ 200.
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Aleksey Zuev was born in the city of Almetyevsk, Russia, on 24 February 1982. In 1997 he finished Children's Art School in Tolyatti with honors. He continued his studies at Tolyatti State University to graduate from it with honors in 2004 (obtaining a Diploma in fine art and design). He elaborated his knowledge in engraving (eau-forte, dry needle, linocut), and chose printmaking to be the main technique of his creative career. Now he is the member of the Russian Artists Union. He lives in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. His subtle graphic works convey endless variety of natural states. Today no one can doubt that he is an artist of lyrical and philosophical temperament. The image of nature his works feature is always imbued with deep personal feelings that transform real landscape. A possible means of such transformation may be intensification of decorativeness or expressiveness of the form. Works by Aleksey Zuev reveal a diverse natural world full of life, motions, and contrasts. Contrasts between dynamics and static, quiet and relentless rhythms, lightness and ruggedness attract the artist's attention and let him show natural life in a mysterious and amazing manner.