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‘Moments of Clarity’ New Oil Paintings by ANDREI PETROV

24 Feb
Friday, March 10th – March 29th, 2017
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Midnight Rider, 2017, oil on canvas, 30″x 40″
OPENING DAY RECEPTION
Friday, March 10th, 6pm-8pm
The artist will be in attendance.
EXHIBITION LOCATION
Morton Fine Art (MFA)
1781 Florida Ave NW (at 18th & U Sts)
Washington, DC 20009

HOURS
TuesdaySaturday 11am – 6pm

Sunday 12pm-5pm

About ANDREI PETROV & Moments of Clarity

Based in New York City, ANDREI PETROV explores memory in his organic abstract paintings. His paintings probe the distortion, incompleteness and rare moments of clarity in the shadows of memory. Each piece portrays the intrinsic struggle and selective inclusion or exclusion of details in the process of recollection. At times, sharpness occurs in the rear of the picture plane while the out of focus, obscured areas, exist in a larger scale toward the foreground and make reference to the inscrutable nature of long and short term memory.
Petrov’s paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally in prestigious collections and can be viewed at The Four Seasons Hotel in both Washington, DC and Punta Mita, Mexico, The Fairmont Hotel in Chicago and The Conrad Hotel, Miami. His paintings have also had cameos in the following films, The Royal Tenenbaums, Autumn in New York, Kate and Leopold, The Business of Strangers and Words and Lyrics. He is the featured visual artist 2016 for Music@Menlo.

Moments of Clarity marks ANDREI PETROV’s fifth consecutive solo exhibition at Morton Fine Art.
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Safe Flight, 2017, oil on canvas, 48″x 36″

View images of ANDREI PETROV’s exhibition “Sedition of Sound”

3 Apr

SEDITION OF SOUND

New Oil Paintings by ANDREI PETROV

March 28 – April 22, 2014

 

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EXHIBITION LOCATION 

Morton Fine Art (MFA)

1781 Florida Ave NW (at 18th & U Sts)

Washington, DC 20009

HOURS 

Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm

Sunday 12pm-5pm

About the inspiration for Sedition of Sound:

In the 20th century music has served as a medium to express injustice, lack of freedom, loss of love and opposition to war.
The blues from the field recordings from the Delta in the twenties or the protest songs from the sixties both evoked unjust circumstances that demanded change. Power from song extended the messages, of speeches and protests, through records played on the airwaves or at home and shaped imagination.

This series of paintings is a reflecting pool of the shifting moods and sentiments captured in those recordings. – Andrei Petrov

About ANDREI PETROV’s process (New York, b. USA):

The production of a painting begins with a pencil or ink drawing on paper which I extrapolate from and edit as I work the canvas. First with pencil or charcoal and then with color washes done with acrylic or ink, I map the raw canvas and allow it to be ingrained with the materials. Once satisfied with the composition and balance, the surface is sealed with a clear acrylic so as to allow the use of oil based pigments. Handmade tools are used to drag, apply, scrape and blend the paint across the canvas plane. Sandpaper and rags also propel the evolution of the work. The addition and subtraction of paint are meant to act as a metaphor for the intentions and motives for which the paintings are based. – Andrei Petrov