Alexander Oligerov

Artist Alexander Oligerov

Veliky Novgorod
About the artist
Born in 1965. In 1993 graduated from the Russian State Pedagogical University in Saint-Petersburg.
Since 2000 - member of the Union of Russian Artists.
2009 - a member of the Paris Union of Artists "Les Seize Anges."

Artistic talent of Alexander Oligerov has been noted at numerous art festivals and art-contests.
2004 - Prize of the International Festival "Master-Class", Saint-Petersburg.
2006 - Silver Medal of the Russian Academy of Arts.
2011 - First Place at the Contest "Made in Russia," Milan.
2016 - "Grand Prix" and "Prize of the Chairman of the Jury" at the International Contest "Art Revolution Taipei," Taiwan.
2018 - Gold Medal of the Union of Russian Artists.
2019 - First Place at the International Festival & Contest (Italy), held in terms of the "International Days of Arts in Russia."
The artist's paintings are found in private collections in Russia and abroad, and are also included in the collections of important Russian museums: the State Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Nonconformist Art "Pushkinskaya 10", the State Novgorod Regional Museum-Reserve, etc.

Select Exhibitions:

1997 - Gallery "Stallen Gallery" Fredrikstad, Norway
2001 - University of Strasbourg, France
2002 - Russian Cultural Center in Helsinki, Finland
2007 - Gallery "VVK", Bielefeld, Germany
2008-2009 - Gallery "Gavart", Paris
2008 - Modern Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2010 - Municipal Gallery "Villa des tourelles", Nanterre, France
2012 - Art-Center "Pushkinskaya 10", Museum of Nonconformism, Saint-Petersburg
2015 - Moscow Union of Artists, Moscow
2016 - Museum of Contemporary Art "Erarta", Saint-Petersburg
2016 - Gallery "Zoya Art," at the "Art Zone 798", Beijing
2016 - "Modernism," Pskov State Museum-Reserve
2017 - Art Revolution Taipei, Taiwan
2019 - "Russia - XIII", Union of Russian Artists, Central House of Artists, Moscow

Art critic's comment

The paintings by Alexander Oligerov are full of both figurative and abstract motives. In his work, the author reserves the freedom to choose from variety of artistic techniques, correlating these with images, which come to the artist's mind during creative process. The use of bright colours and the author's experiments with combinations of smooth shapes and expressively curved lines define the characteristic style of his artworks.

The originality of Alexander Oligerov's works consists in the inclusion of text as a graphic element in the composition of paintings. These "unwritten verses" serve the artist to indicate his presence in the work of art. By applying unreadable texts in his own handwriting, the artist, in fact, includes self-portraits in their works. According to the author, this is practically the only way to leave their personal imprint within an artwork, because often the artist acts simply as a conductor of all kinds of existing artistic images in real world.