Dashevskiy Alexander

Alexander Dashevsky is an unique artist in terms of his approach to subject matter and his execution of content. His unusual choice of focus within his works should not be simply dismissed as lacking dexterity. Rather, it is important to account for the fact that Daskevky freely admits to the content of his paintings choosing him.
Dashevsky’s work can be characterized as new urbanism. The city planning of today blurs the traditional boundaries between the city, suburbs and industry. Block housing and empty lots unfurl into the never-ending Russian nature. As a “poet of the agglomeration,” Dashevsky moves in the same direction that American artists of the 1960’s to the 80’s — out of the city center. He probes the American poetic of melancholy and forlornness in his own territory, which has its own industrial tradition in the art of Futurism and Social Realism. The alienating anti-aesthetic of garages and shanty-towns blends into his painterly aesthetic of abstraction that plays with shades of colors, surfaces and depths. His paintings can be seen as science-fiction landscapes, painterly patchworks, technical blueprints, or as the dreams of lonely people. The ambiguity and mysteriousness of his works are the most important elements of their charm.
Alexander Dashevsky was born in 1980 in Leningrad. In 2003 he completed his studies at the St. Petersburg University for Film and Television and consequently studied art history at the St. Petersburg Repin Academy of Arts. Since 2005, Dashevky has been a member of the International Federation of Artists. His work has been widely exhibited in Russia and abroad.
Artist Dashevskiy Alexander

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2011 – Alexander Dashevsky: New & Recent Works. Ten43 Gallery, New York, USA.
  • 2011 – Pool Illusions. Colourblind Gallery, Cologne, Germany.
  • 2010 – Alexander Dashevsky. Atlas-Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
  • 2009 – Swimming Pool. Anna Nova gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2009 – CONTAINERS. Frants Gallery Space, New York, USA.
  • 2008 – Die Zelle. Colourblind Gallery, Cologne, Germany.
  • 2008 – Dibenkorn in Pulkovo. Anna Nova Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2008 – Intime Tagebüchen. ‘Russische Kunst nach der sowjetischen Zeit’, Barbarian Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 2008 – ART.FAIR21 Messe für aktuelle Kunst, Expo XXI, Cologne, Germany.
  • 2008 – The 11th Biennale of the Baltic Sea Countries, Kaliningrad, Russia.
  • 2008 – North-South, the Krasnodar Fine Arts Exhibition, Krasnodar, Russia.
  • 2008  Cells, Gallery Ljuda, St.Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2008 – Kirkenes Plein Air, group show of the Society of Art and Drawing Lovers, Grensemuseum, Kirkenes, Norway.
  • 2008 – The 3rd Session of Young Art, Recounting. Manege, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2008 – Graphic Art of the Society of Art and Drawing Lovers. Gallery Borey, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2008 – Dibenkorn in Pulkovo. Gallery Anna Nove, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2008 – Current Mood. Gallery 10x15, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2007 – Self Portrait +, Gallery Jam Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2007 – Chance Encounters-2, Gallery ‘Village Life’, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2007 – Commemorative Exhibition: 170 Years of Russian Railways, The Railway Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2007 – Plein Air, the Society of Art and Drawing Lovers within the framework of the 7th Biennale of the Museum of Modern Art ‘The Blue Print of Siberia.’ the estate of Surikov, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
  • 2007 – About the Railway, the Centre of Book and Graphics, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2007 – The Red Ring of Constructivism, Gallery JAM HALL, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2007 – Summary Exhibition of the Society of Art and Drawing Lovers, Borey St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2007 – Formal Portrait at the Back Entrance, Gallery Door, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2006 – Women and Utensils. Museum of Nonconformist Art, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Alexander Dashevsky’s paintings can be found in in public and private collections in Russia, as well as in numerous private collections in the USA, UK, Italy, Switzerland and Israel.