12 October - 6 November 2010
From October 12 to November 6, 2010 the "S.P.A.S." Gallery is showing an exhibition "The Black" of paintings by well-known Saint-Petersburg artist Sasha Belle. The exhibition - it's just a part of her new creative phase for the last two years.
On the question of what the viewer will sees the artist says: "If Malevich created his "Black Square", I gladly tried to live in it. I liked it ... But seriously, the new work will appreciate, apparently, not everyone.
Yes, here is my art."
Those who visits the gallery during these days will see canvases "of ordinary human life with elements of balance, of madness and self-restraint."
The exhibition will also feature a new book of poetry under the strange title "The Eighth".
1958 Born in Leningrad, Russia.
Sasha Belle has been participating in art exhibitions since 1982.
Sasha Belle, the painter from St. Petersburg, for decades has been entertaining "connoisseurs", "lovers" and "zealots" of art by means of hundreds of indemonstrable theorems. She is a master who elevates art to the rank of arithmetic clear combinations and overturns it to chaos of mysterious joints.
There are uncommon moments in life of an art-critic when he finds himself to be defenseless, barren of his customary weapons in front of a piece of art, which is not to be evaluated, described, praised or criticized. Art contains something in front of which each of us feels like it would be better for him to keep silence. Since in that concentrated silence some clinking thread, which connects your unprofitable with something about the painting, which doesn’t need any words. It’s very much like love. Love is not to be prepared. Love is not to be spoken about. Love is to be declared.
Every time, some striking, frightening and thrilling sense of purity and authenticity of the sight arises in me. The simplicity of these paintings is deceptive. The elegant alloy of colours, which turns to be the substantial aspect of Sasha Belle’s painting is hidden under the absence of plot, the symbolism of objects and sketchiness of figures.
Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
1997 "Borey" Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
Sasha Belle participated in more than 100 art exhibitions in Russia and abroad.