Pavel Guliaev


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Moscow, Russia

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Moscow, Russia

Member since Jun 25, 2014
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Born on February 14, 1967.
Graduated from the Moscow Polygraphic Institute with a double major in Graphic Design and Fine Art (Mr. M.P. Miturich's class of 1993).
Worked as an illustrator in various publishing houses
For some time I taught at the Higher academic school of graphic design.
I am a co-founder and creative director of "Altigraph" Branding Agency.
Twenty years I do painting and drawing.
My works are in private collections in Russia, Portugal, Germany, China, France, and Italy.

Exhibitions:

2016 - Russia, Moscow, the international project "Insight"

2016 - Germany, Berlin, art fair "Berliner Liste"

2017 - Switzerland, Basel, the project "Artbox project Basel 1.0"

What I do as an artist can be called "Subjective Realism" or "Subjective Symbolism".
In my paintings, I unite realism and symbolism, and at the same time, the reflection of reality occurs through the use of symbolic elements that complement and, perhaps, explain reality. Reality is processed at a subconscious level and becomes subjective. Unconsciously arising images and forms allow to strengthen the emotional and semantic loading of the picture. With superficial illogicality, everything is built on an internal logical basis. I unite the physical and metaphysical world.
"I mado mundi nova, I mado nulla" - the world has no image, we create it ourselves.
The symbols in my pictures are mine, subjective symbols, and they may not fit into the historically formed system of symbols and images. I myself create my own, subjective reality, mapping it on the plane. Each object, each image is endowed with a symbol, and the most interesting is that the very meaning of any symbol can vary depending on the context. My reality is dynamic and polysimantic and is filled with emotional and speculative meanings, understanding of which is sometimes unavailable or can vary depending on various circumstances.

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