On the 27th of November, 2013 the Museum of Isaac Brodsky will host an exhibition of works by Andrey Pashkevich. The highlight of the upcoming exhibition is a number of works named “Politecology”. In Saint-Petersburg these works will be displayed for the first time.
Andrey Pashkevich (1945-2011) was a member of the Russian Union of Artists and a member of the International Federation of Artists (IFA). His father P. I. Pashkevich worked as an art director in the film studio named after M. Gorki, in Moscow. Andrey Pashkevich graduated from the All-Union Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) not only as a cameraman, but also took part in the art courses given by famous artist Yuri Pimenov.
As a cameraman he worked on several feature-length films, founded his own television company “Russian Musical Television” in the 1990s and was involved in creating cultural programs and shows for Russian television. However, Andrey Pashkevich obtained his fame mostly as a painter.
As Joseph Kiblitsky, the director the publishing and exhibition projects at the Russian Museum, put it, “Andrey Pashkevich combines two types of artistry: not only a painter, but also a cameraman. As a painter he uniquely reflected the historical epoch; and as a cameraman he perceived it as a film with many episodes”.
The artist started his series of works called “Politecology” in the late 1980s, during the years of “perestroika”. In these paintings he tried to express his own view on what was going on in the country at that time. All these painting bring up the issue about everything the country and its people went through: its hopes for democracy, equality and justice. “Politecology” can be considered as a somewhat historical and philosophical chronicle.
His works are to be found in numerous collections, amongst which are those of George Bush Sr. and the Richard Nixon Foundation in the USA, Germany, Portugal, Spain, France Belgium, Finland and South Korea.
The exhibition will be open until the 8th of December, 2013.