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Oleg Khvostov
born 1973 in Leningrad, artist lives and works in Saint Petersburg, Russia

"My works do not illustrate any specific idea or story. My goal is to create an image that can be interpreted in multiple ways. Through the years, developing my style, I have been aiming at cutting off the unnecessary and reaching a concentrated emotion" - Oleg Khvostov

Oleg Khvostov was born in St. Petersburg in 1972. Started painting when he was
eighteen. After serving in the army he attended an art studio in St. Petersburg and was
planning to continue his education at the Academy of Arts, but finally changed his
plans, moved into a squat and became part of the post-Soviet artistic underground
scene in St. Petersburg. In 1998 Oleg was invited to become a member of a radical art
movement called The New Blockheads Society, he took part in over 50 exhibits and
performances created by the group of artists. After two years he decided to move on
to build a solo career of a painter. Since 2005 the artist Khvostov has been collaborating with leading Russian galleries and art institutions.

From 2000 to 2019 Oleg`s works were part of numerous exhibits in galleries,
museums (including State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Moscow Museum of
Modern Art), biennales and fairs in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vienna, Berlin, Tirana,
Istanbul, Geneva and other cites. Oleg`s work is recognized by important Russian art critics and collectors.

Oleg Khvostov uses themes from traditional painting genres — landscapes, still-lifes,
portraits, multi-figured compositions — but also includes numerous "remakes" of
world-famous works of art, from Leonardo to Jeff Koons. Nonetheless, his
characteristic method of consciously simplifying form, freeing it from excess detail,
and giving underscored roundness and cylindricity to shapes, in conjunction with his
bold colors and large canvases, make his artistic manner original and easily
identifiable. His use of a vivid, contrastive color palette and his deliberate simplicity
imbue the artist's works with the decorative effect and irony of pop art.

The artist lives and works in Saint Petersburg.
Selected solo shows:

2019 - THIS IS STILL LIFE#nbsp; - PA Gallery, Moscow
2018 — Seductive Roundnesses — Navicula Artis Gallery, St. Petersburg
2016 — Elastic World — Art Dynasty Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
2015 — Cosmos Cows — Gridchinhall, Moscow Region, ART4 Museum, Moscow
2014 — LavAndos — Cultural Alliance Gallery (Marat Guelman Gallery), Moscow
2013 — Lust — AL Gallery, St. Petersburg
2010 — Absolute Painting — Gridchinhall, Moscow Region
2010 — Landscape Instinct — National Centre for Contemporary Arts, St. Petersburg
2007 — Oleg Khvostov Painting — Asa-Art Gallery of Arts, St. Petersburg
2004 — I was born with love for art — Navicula Artis Gallery, St. Petersburg
2004 — A Portrait: the making of — Mitky Art Centre, St. Petersburg
2003 — 3000 Self-portraits — Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg
2001−2002, 2016 — The New Leniniana — Razliv Museum, St. Petersburg
2001 — 1000 Self-Portraits — Mitky Art Centre, St. Petersburg
2000 — Leader's Memorial — Pushkinskaya 10 Art Centre, St. Petersburg
2000 — Full-length Painting — Pushkinskaya 10 Art Centre, St. Petersburg

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