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Интернет-журнал "Новости искусства в Санкт-Петербурге"

Sasha Belle

«The Black»

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".

Sasha Belle

1958 Born in Leningrad, Russia.
1982 Graduated from Mukhina Academy of Art and Design in Leningrad.
Member of the Artist’s Union of Russia.

Sasha Belle has been participating in art exhibitions since 1982.
She is also famous for her poetry - six editions of her verses were published in Russia.

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.

Vladimir Drozd
Art Historian


Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia
Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Museum of Art, Samara, Russia


1997 "Borey" Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
1998 "S.P.A.S." Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
1998 Municipal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1999 Municipal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2000 "S.P.A.S." Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2001 "S.P.A.S." Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2003 "S.P.A.S." Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2006 "S.P.A.S." Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2008 "S.P.A.S." Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

Sasha Belle participated in more than 100 art exhibitions in Russia and abroad.