Alexei Svetlov (RU/SE)

Alexei Svetlov, born in St. Petersburg, started his art education already as a 5-year old, when he started to attend a renowned art school ‘The Children Art Studio’ under the patronage of Hermitage Museum. Later he studied at the Russian art academy ‘Imperial Academy of Art’, also in St. Petersburg. Nowadays, the artist resides in Stockholm.

Alexei Svetlov is deaf, but this has not been a handicap for his art. On the contrary, his art has developed in quaint directions, which makes the experience of his works quite unique. Through his works Alexei Svetlov invites viewers into a surreal, futuristic and imaginary world, where huge apartment buildings, trams, and railways are with ease suspended on thin wires. It is a strange world; a world where irrational situations play out in places that allow for a certain degree of familiarity, but also in places where this familiarity is challenged with humour.

The colours he uses are at the same time both sharp and mild, defined and faded. In general, Alexei Svetlov’s wonderful imaginative works present a play on contrasts and perspectives, all while showcasing his vivid sense for detail.

Alexei is especially fond of painting buildings from Aarhus. After visiting the city, he started to paint selected houses and apartments from the streets of Aarhus – among other things; Brocafeen, Aahuset and Holberghus. This is why his solo exhibition at Galleri V58 in 2020 will revolve around his many Aarhus paintings. The artist finds beauty in the city’s houses, selects which to paint and lets them float above the concrete from blimps, get lifted by trees or in other ways enter into new, surreal and peculiar connections.

EDUCATION

1969-1976
Art Academy “The Children’s Art Studio”, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

1982-1987
Political Technical School, Professional Decorator, Pavlovsk-Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia. At the same time he also studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts under the renowned artist E. Moiseenko.

1977-1987
Took part in multiple workshops, courses and other activities relating to art under the tutelage of an art pedagogue V.I.Suvorov, St. Petersburg, Russia.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2020
Wintershow, GALLERI V58, DK
Solo: GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark 

2018
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri Ramfjord, solo exhibition, Oslo, Norway
Galleri Knud Grothe, solo exhibition, Charlottenlund, Denmark

2017
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
GALLERI V58 pop up, Skagen, Denmark
GALLERI V58, solo exhibition ‘FLYING AARHUS II’, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri Grünewaldvillan, solo exhibition, Saltsjöbaden, Stockholm län, Sweden
Galleri Knud Grothe, Humorisme 2017, Charlottenlund, Denmark
Galleri Knud Grothe, Fantastiske figurationer, Charlottenlund, Denmark
Galleri ARTEGRAFICA, solo exhibition, Helsinki, Finland

2016
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri Jäger & Jansson, solo exhibition, Lund, Sweden
Galleri Artegrafica, solo exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
Galleri Knud Grothe, solo exhibition, Charlottenlund, Denmark
Ringkøbing Skjern Kommune, solo exhibition, Ringkøbing, Denmark
Kunstgalleriet Odense, mixed-exhibition, Odense, Denmark
Art Copenhagen, Bella Center Copenhagen, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Affordable Art Fair Stockholm, Nacka Strandsmässon, Stockholm, Sweden
Galleri Backlund, winter exhibition, Göteborg, Sweden

2015
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Falsterbo Konsthall, solo exhibition, Falsterbo, Sweden
GALLERI V58, solo exhibition 
‘Flying Aarhus’, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri Ramfjord, solo exhibition, Oslo, Norway
Art Copenhagen, Forum Copenhagen, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Affordable Art Fair Stockholm, Magasin 9/Frihamnen, Stockholm, Sweden
Galleri Knud Grothe, summer exhibition, Charlottenlund, Denmark
Humorisme 2015, Galleri Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund, Denmark

2014
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri Hindhede, solo exhibition, Middelfart, Denmark
Galleri Ramfjord, solo exhibition, Oslo, Norway
Galleri Artegrafica, solo exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
ART Herning, represented by GALLERI V58, Denmark
Galleri Oxholm, solo exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark
Det Bruunske Parkhus, solo exhibition, Fredericia, Denmark
Galleri Shakespeare, solo exhibition, Salzburg, Austria
Art Copenhagen, Forum Copenhagen, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
REmantis- Århundredets Festival, GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Kunstgalleriet Odense, summer exhibition, Odense, Denmark
Nordic Culture Festival of the Deaf, Turku/Åbo, Finland
Galleri Knud Grothe, summer exhibition, Charlottenlund, Denmark
Humorisme 2014, Galleri Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund, Denmark

2013
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri Bolchefabrikken, solo exhibition, Vejle, Denmark
My Unexplained Green World, solo exhibition, GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Byen Drømmer (The City Dreams), solo exhibition, GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Art Copenhagen, Forum Copenhagen, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Humor i kunsten (Humour in Art), group exhibition, Galleri Jäger & Jansson, Lund, Sweden
Manege, St. Petersburg, Russia
Kunstgalleriet, Odense, Denmark

2012
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Himmelske Aarhus – set med Alexeis øjne (Heavenly Aarhus – seen with Alexei’s eyes), solo exhibition, GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Prelude to the 5th birthday, group exhibition, GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2011
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri Grünewaldvillan, solo exhibition, Saltsjöbaden, Stockholm län, Sweden
Galleri Diana, solo exhibition, Uppsala, Sweden
Galleri Ramfjord,13 year anniversary exhibition, Oslo, Norway
Galleri Tom Franke, group exhibition, Næstved, Denmark

2010
Galleri Bolchefabrikken, solo exhibition, Vejle, Denmark
Scandinavian Fusion, Galleri Contour, Ålbæk, Denmark

2009
Christmas exhibition, Galleri Bolchefabrikken, Vejle, Denmark

2008
Galleri Clifford, solo exhibition, Daugaard, Denmark

2007
Kunstbrænderiet, solo exhibition, Vejle, Denmark
Deaf Arts Now – 4, The European Cultural Festival, Stockholm, Sweden

2006
Riksteatern, solo exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden
Marginal Reklamebureau A/A, solo exhibition, Vejle, Denmark 

2005
Vårsalong, Väsby Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

2004
Folkets Hus, solo exhibition, Malmö, Sweden
Døves Kulturdage, Castberggård, Urlev/Hedensted, Denmark

2003
De Døves Kirke, solo exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark
Galleri Kyrkskolan, solo exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden
Traninart – 2003, 9th Competition Show, Trani/Bari, Italy

2002
Galleri Bolchefabrikken, solo exhibition, Vejle, Denmark
DEAF WAY II, group exhibition, Washington, USA

2001
Galleri-Cafe Mu-Mu, solo exhibition, St. Petersburg, Russia
Deaf Arts Now – 2, The European Cultural Festival, Stockholm, Sweden

2000
Galleri Shakespeare, solo exhibition, Salzburg, Austria
Galleri Artegrafica, solo exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
ARBOS, European and International theater festival, Vienna, Austria

VIDEOS
Portrait of Alexei Svetlov: http://www.deaftv.dk/video?visvideo=1&video_id=1540

Born 1964

‘Afventer ankomst af sporvogn på J.C.Juul’s’ mixed medie på lærred, 100 x 150, 2020, d.kr. 33.500,-

‘Forgotten Babylon Denmark’, Mixed medie på lærred, 178 x 345, 2016-2020, SOLGT

‘Round House’, mixed medie på lærred, 30 x 24, 2020, SOLGT.

‘Wine at home’, mixed medie på lærred, 30 x 80, 2020, SOLGT

‘Lonely walking tram’, mixed medie på lærred, 45 x 150, 2020, SOLGT

‘Afventer ankomst av flygplanet’, mixed medie på lærred, 100 x 140, 2020, d.kr. 29.500,-

‘Pirreli’, mixed medie på lærred. 30 x 24, 2020, SOLGT

‘Adamas cigarettes’, mixed medie på lærred, 30 x 24, 2020, d.kr. 4.500,-

‘TOP og træ’, mixed medie på lærred, 30 x 24, 2020, SOLGT

‘TOP’, mixed medie på lærred, 30 x 24, 2020, SOLGT

‘The Escape’, 92 x 73, mixed medie på lærred, 2020, SOLGT

‘Restaurant in silence’, mixed medie på lærred, 120 x 145, 2020, d.kr. 39.500,-

‘Sporvogn som en drøm for alle – Sønder Allé ‘, mixed medie. 100 x 81, 2020, SOLGT

‘Flyvende STIMOROL’, mixed medie på lærred, 50 x 50, 2020, d.kr. 8.500,-

‘REJS med D.F.D.S. elelr Bro-Cafe´’, mixed medie på lærred, 100 x 81, 2020, d.kr. 15.500,-

‘Stilhed på Fåborggade’, mixed medie på lærred, 120 x 60, 2020, SOLGT

‘Hus fra Nyborggade Frederoksbjerg, mixed medie på lærred, 120 x 80, 2020, d.kr. 17.000,-

‘J.C.Juul´l ved Aarhus Babylon’, mixed medie på lørred, 120 x 160, 2020, SOLGT

‘Flyvende J.C.Juul’s’, mixed medie på lærred, 100 x 100, 2020, SOLGT

‘Afventer ankomst af sporvogn på Kødbyen’, mixed medie på lærred, 89 x 116, 2020, SOLGT

‘Flyvende ristorante fra Vestergade’, mixed medie på lærred, 50 x 40, 2020, SOLGT

‘Flyvende Ceres BRO-café’, mixed medie på lærred. 50 x 40, 2020, SOLGT

‘Flyvende hus 2 fra Mønsgade’, mixed medie på lærred, 41 x 31, 2020, SOLGT

‘Flyvende Hunters pub fra Frederiks Alle’, mixed medie på lærred, 46 x 38, SOLGT

‘Ukendt flyvende hus fra Øgadekvarteret’, mixed medie på lærred, 46 x 38, SOLGT

‘Flyvende cafe Århus fra Nørre Alle,, mixed medie på lærred,41 x 33, 2020, d. kr. 6,500,-

‘Forsvundet Merkur fra Nørre Alle og Grønnegade, mixed media på lærred, 60 x 50, 2020 d.kr. 8.500,-

‘Aarhus in the water’, mixed medie på lærred, 89 x 116, 2020, d.kr. 24.500,-

‘Skt. Clemens Bro og PH’, mixed medie på lærred, 120 x 160, 2020, SOLGT

‘Passagens Vinstue’, mixed medie på lærred, 150 x 100, 2020, kr. 34.500,-

‘Lonely tram to Aarhus Babylon’, (Nørre Allé og Grønnegade), mixed medie på lærred, 120 x 160, 2020, SOLGT

‘Nat i Grønnegade’, mixed medie på lærred, 160 x 120, 2020, kr. 39.500,-

‘Disappeared or forgotten AARHUS’, mixed medie på lærred, 120 x 150, 2020, SOLGT

‘Europaplads’, mixed medie på lærred, 120 x 160, 2020, kr. 39.500,-

‘Flying Paris’, mixed medie på lærred, 120 x 150, 2019, SOLGT

‘AAHUS’s WOOD’, mixed media på lærred, 150 x 40, 2019, d.kr. 32.000,-

‘I’m lucky’, mixed media på lærred, 140 x 110, 2019, SOLGT

‘Yellow house’s WOOD, mixed media på lærred, 41 x 33, 2019, SOLGT

‘Lyserødt hus’, mixed media på lærred, 62 x 50′, 2019, SOLGT

‘Til himlen’, mixed media på lærred, 120 x 80, 2019, d.kr. 18.000,-

‘Walking Tram, mixed media collage på lærred, 100 x 100, 2019, d.kr. 22.000,-

‘Green Happiness’, mixed media på lærred, 105 x 145, 2019, d.kr. 32.000,-

‘Flying Venedig past Århus’, mixed media på lærred, 140 x 110, SOLGT

‘Walking House from Søndergade’, mixed media på lærred, 100 x 70, 2019 , d.kr. 23.500,-

‘Flying AAHUS from the Flood in Århus’, mixed media på lærred, 150 x 120, 2019 , SOLGT

‘Spanish carriage from Las Palmas’, mixed media, collage på lærred, 89 x116, 2019, d.kr. 22.000,-

‘Landning förbi strand’ , mixed medie på lærred, 2019, 80 x 120, d.kr. 17.500,-

‘Flying turquoise, house from Las Palmas’, mixed media collage på lærred, 100 x 100, 2019, d.kr. 23.000,-

‘DANIA fra Odense, mixed media på lærred, 116 x 89, 2015-2018, d.kr. 21.000,-

‘Kaffe Flod II’, mixed medie, collage på lærred, 105 x 145, d.kr. 30.000,-

‘Face-to-face conversation’, mixed medie, collage på lærred , 92 x 73, 2017, d.kr. 17.000,-

‘Bro til Babylon’, mixed medie på lærred, 100 x 150, 2018, d.kr. 30.000,-

‘Eiffels hus fra Fåborggade’, mixed medie på lærred, 92 x 73, 2015, d.kr. 14.000,-