Alex Kuznetsov (b. 1978, Minsk, Belarus) – is an abstract painter currently based in Moscow.
Self-taught as an artist, Alex was introduced to Street Art and Graffiti in 1998. In 2007 he moved to Moscow and in 2010 became an abstract painter. After showing his work in Barcelona in 2013, Kuznetsov work was introduced to the Switzerland by Speerstra Gallery lately same year. In 2014 he attained an international recognition after having a group show in Museum Moscow and solo show at the MSK Eastside Gallery in Moscow as well as artist residency in London at Distill Ennui Studio run by Alexander James and group show in San Francisco at 1AM/SF Gallery.
His artworks has been featured in galleries and private collections in New York City, San Francisco, London, Seoul, Hong Kong, Brussels, Geneva, Paris, Monaco, Barcelona, Moscow, Minsk.
Artist's painting practice is concerned with states of flux and impermanence, furthered by research into spatial and temporal concerns in a comparison of social and urban timeframes. His process-led, abstract painting practice employs a tempered gestural language where fluidity is a defining material concern and the process of erasure has equal importance to the intuitive application of paint. This examines states of presence and remembrance by exploring a tension between control and chance.
Selected exhibitions & projects:
UPCOMING: solo show @ Speerstra Gallery, Paris, France, 2020
Horizons solo show @ DK Gallery, Minsk, Belarus, 2019
Border group show @ National Palace of Art, Minsk, Belarus, 2019
Liaigre Show @ 5th Avenue Atelier, Moscow, Russia, 2018
Camino Hacia Oriente @ La Recova art center, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, 2017
Variations @ Speerstra Gallery, Bursins, Switzerland, 2018
UPAW group show @ Prince Albert II of Monaco foundation, Monaco, 2017
Mirus Gallery Anniversary group show @ Mirus Gallery, San Francisco 2017
"SHIFT", solo show, MSK Eastside Gallery, Moscow, Russia 2016
"Visual Attractions", solo show, Speerstra Gallery, Switzerland, 2015
"New Wave Uncut II", group show, Msk Eastside Gallery, Moscow, Russia, 2015
"Metalism", solo show, Msk Eastside Gallery, Moscow, Russia, 2014
Distil Ennui, art residency, London, UK, 2014
"Urbanism", group show, Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia, 2014
"A Major Minority", group show, 1AM SF Gallery, San Francisco, USA, 2014
"ST.ART 2013" european contemporary art fair, Strasbourg, France
"Abstractism" solo show, Speerstra Gallery, Bursins, Switzerland, 2013
"Abstract Spraypainting" solo show, Montana Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, 2013
Graffiti Art group show @ Winzavod Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow, Russia, 2007
Street Art group show @ The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia, 2006
Meeting of Styles intl., Lyon, France, 2006
Vodka & Fish Tail @ National Palace of Art, Minsk, Belarus, 2004
Meeting of Styles intl., Anwerpen, Belgium / Amsterdam, Netherland, 2002
Graffiti 2000, Moscow, Russia, 1999
Graffuturism, Photo Recap "Visual Attractions" @ Speerstra Gallery
Widewalls, "Metalism" @ Msk Eastside Gallery
Ekstrakt, Alex Kuznetsov Interview
Port Magazine "Metalism" @ Msk Eastside Gallery