Andrei Petrov


Artist Andrei Petrov 
in his New York Studio

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Through amorphic and abstract language Petrov reveals the importance of

historical amnesia today: how former countries or civilizations and events

have vanished like a species. Assembled like puzzles, the compositions float

in and out of the past in layers of paint, as opposed to moving across the canvas

left to right. Imagine ancient posters or notices of events torn away and

pasted over repeatedly for hundreds of years. Colorful fragments echo hunting

scenes or cave drawings of battles amidst scattered fossilized vertabrae.

Each painting is a frozen world thawed out that re-animates the past.

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Andrei Petrov
Emerging New York City artist shows his
newest paintings, described as 
'nature based abstractions' 

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Diplomatic Immunity
Diplomatic Immunity
oil/acrylic on canvas
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Guarded Source
Guarded Source
oil on canvas
Foreign Affair
Foreign Affair
oil on canvas
Invisible Informant
Invisible Informant
oil/acrylic on canvas
Exit Strategy
Exit Strategy
oil/acrylic on canvas
Definitive Stage
Definitive Stage
oil on canvas
Arcane Pastime
Arcane Pastime
Heated Words
Heated Words
Ancient Folk Tale
Ancient Folk Tale
Private Collection, New York
36"x54" oil on canvas
Foreign Correspondent
Foreign Correspondent
Private Collection, Mallorca
36"x48" oil on canvas


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Andrei Petrov:
Born in Washington, D.C. on March 19, 1966 Andrei found himself surrounded by artists: his mother, an actress, his father, a set designer, and his uncle, a Surrealist artist.
Andrei's first drawings were made with colored markers and exhibited an early grasp of some important artistic concepts. At age 7, he drew a theatre auditorium with a balcony in linear perspective as viewed from the stage looking out. Gradually, he progressed using more difficult media such as oils and watercolors: landscapes and still-lifes through his studies at The LaGuardia High School For Music and Art in New York City.
The State University at Purchase and New Paltz provided Andrei with the freedom to explore the correlation of art, music and nature. He realized that the layers of sound produced by orchestra could be translated into colors and forms to express certain feelings.
As in nature his paintings are rarely symmetrical, but always carefully balanced.
Andrei believes art should be interpreted, but not explained in a fashion that would detract from the mystery. Artists such as Dali, Magritte, Edward Hopper and others have influenced Andrei's vision.

Group exhibitions:
Pacifico Fine Art    New York 2002
Red Hot and Cool
Pacifico Fine Art    New York 2001
Works on Paper
Pacifico Fine Art    New York 2001
Dog Days
Pacifico Fine Art    New York 2000
Active Ingredients
Broome St. Gallery   New York 1998
Spring Forward
Blue Mountain Gallery   New York 1997
Between Kisses
Thomas Gherke Gallery   Hamburg 1993
Art Frankfurt
Foster Goldstrom Gallery   New York 1993
Benefit Show
Charles Cowles Gallery   New York 1992
Group Behavior
Carolyn Roy Contem. Art   New York 1992
What Is?
Ambassador Gallery   New York 1992
New Directions Juried Exhibition
Richard Armstrong, Curator, Whitney Museum of Art  1991
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Pacifico Fine Art   New York 2001
Emotional Jet Lag
Pacifico Fine Art   New York 2000

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