Alexander Osipov was born in 1959 near Khabarovsk in the far Primorskiy Kray, then his parents moved in to Almaty Kazakhstan. The future artist studied at the Gogol Art School in Almaty and at the Zhurgenov State Theater and Art... Read More
Alexander Osipov was born in 1959 near Khabarovsk in the far Primorskiy Kray, then his parents moved in to Almaty Kazakhstan. The future artist studied at the Gogol Art School in Almaty and at the Zhurgenov State Theater and Art Institute. Painter, graphic artist, sculptor. The style of the images of Alexander Osipov cannot be confused with any other. And although the artist has repeatedly argued that he can, if necessary, achieve illusory similarity with nature - he prefers to stay in the space of a conditional language created from a mixture of formal techniques of the twentieth century, prone to inventing individual adverbs, paradoxical figurative systems, actualizing the game principle in the structure art.The artist's compositions are populated with strange characters living in the blackness of the night, but in same time at the multicolored day. They are cut, woven, stitched from the simplest elements: dashes, stripes and planes, surrounded by interlacing twisting lines of oscillograms and other signs, modestly pointing in the direction of the accompanying space of life.Sometimes these conditional figures are characterized by the plasticity of human bodies. Sometimes the figures and faces seem to be simple shells, only denoting the presence of the character. Sometimes, they turn into multiple gaps in the surface - it’s like entrances to caves or stairs to nowhere, meaning infinitely mysterious, a world of others eluding the final definitions. In these structures, echoes of stereometry of analytical cubism, Escher paradoxical spaces, and Vazareli optical games are heard.Jovial, physically strong man enjoying earthly joys, Osipov wrote intense, dramatic pictures. He works in blocks, cycles. As a miner, produces reservoir, only then proceeds to the development of the next.His works are scattered in private galleries around the world. There are they in the State Museum of Fine Arts. A. Kasteev,Museum of the Nevzorov family, Semey, in the Directorate of art exhibitions and auctions of the Republic of Kazakhstan.The participant of many all-Union and foreign exhibitions, including:Group exhibitions1997 - "Nomads Artists" (USA, Washington D.C)1998 - "Nomads Artists" Summer School Museum (USA, Washington D.C)1999 - "Kazakhstan culture days in the US" National Museum of ART (USA, Washington D.C)2000 - "Days of Culture of Kazakhstan in Moscow" (Moscow, Russia)2001 - Exhibition at the Russian Embassy (Almaty, Kazakhstan)2001 - “10th Biennial of Asian Graphics” (Taiwan, China)2003 - “Sculpture Symposium” (Uralsk, Kazakhstan)2009 - Shelecta prize (Italy, Milan)2009 - Lost treasures Lark gallery (USA, Los Angeles)2010 - “Kazakhstan Art Exhibition” (Almaty, Kazakhstan)2010 - St. Petersburg Art Week (St. Petersburg, Russia)2011 - “20 years of independence of Kazakhstan” National Museum (Astana, Kazakhstan) 2011 - Days of Slavic Art. Germany. Berlin.2011 - Festival Mundial das Artes Pela Paz.
2015 - “70 years of the Great Victory”. Russia. Moscow.2015 - "550 years of the Kazakh Khanate." State Museum of Art. A. Kasteev. Kazakhstan. Almaty2016 - “Symposium on painting” gallery ART 110 (Cyprus, Turkey)2017 - “Republican exhibition of the Union of Artists of Kazakhstan”, received the gold medal of the Union of Artists of Kazakhstan for the best portrait of 2017 (Astana, Kazakhstan)2017 - “Symposium on painting” gallery ART 110 (Cyprus, Turkey)2018 - Heawen on Earth Agora Gallery (USA, New York city)Solo exhibitions2002 - Personal exhibition, Art Navat Gallery (Almaty, Kazakhstan)2003 - Personal exhibition, gallery “Alma-Ata ART” (Almaty, Kazakhstan)2009 - Personal exhibition, gallery ART Samal (Almaty, Kazakhstan)2010 - St. Petersburg Art Week. Russia. St. Petersburg.2011 - Personal exhibition with Vagif Rakhmanov "Almaty ART" (Almaty, Kazakhstan)