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Alex Kuznetsov (Minsk, 1978) is a Belarusian abstract painter.

Self-taught as an artist, Alex was introduced to Street Art and Graffiti in 1998. In 2007 he moved to Moscow and in 2010 became an abstract painter. After showing his work in Barcelona in 2013, Kuznetsov work was introduced to the Switzerland by Speerstra Gallery lately same year. In 2014 he attained an international recognition after having a group show in Museum Moscow and solo show at the MSK Eastside Gallery in Moscow as well as artist residency in London at Distill Ennui Studio run by Alexander James and group show in San Francisco at 1AM/SF Gallery.

His artworks has been featured in galleries and private collections in New York City, San Francisco, London, Seoul, Hong Kong, Brussels, Geneva, Paris, Monaco, Barcelona, Moscow, Minsk.

Artist's painting practice is concerned with states of flux and impermanence, furthered by research into spatial and temporal concerns in a comparison of social and urban timeframes. His process-led, abstract painting practice employs a tempered gestural language where fluidity is a defining material concern and the process of erasure has equal importance to the intuitive application of paint. This examines states of presence and remembrance by exploring a tension between control and chance. 


Solo Exhibitions

2020
UPCOMING: show @ Speerstra Gallery, Paris, France
UPCOMING: show @ National Center of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus
2019
Horizons @ DK Gallery, Minsk, Belarus
2018
Liaigre Show @ 5th Avenue Atelier, Moscow, Russia
Variations @ Speerstra Gallery, Bursins, Switzerland
2016
Shift @ MSK Eastside Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2015
Visual Attractions @ Speerstra Gallery, Bursins, Switzerland
Reflections @ Charisma Art Space, Moscow, Russia
Black @ 3.14 Project Space, Moscow, Russia
2014
Metalism @ MSK Eastside Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2013
Abstractism @ Speerstra Gallery, Bursins, Switzerland
Abstract Spray Painting @ Montana Gallery, Barcelona, Spain


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019
Border @ National Palace of Art, Minsk, Belarus
2018

Camino Hacia Oriente @ La Recova art center, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
2017
UPAW @ Prince Albert II of Monaco foundation, Monaco
Mirus Gallery Anniversary @ Mirus Gallery, San Francisco
2015
New Wave Uncut @ MSK Eastside Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Urbanism @ Museum Moscow, Moscow, Russia
2014
A Major Minority @ 1AMSF Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2013
ST.Art 2013 European contemporary art fair, Strasbourg, France
2008
Paint Methods, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Just Write My Name, Saint-Petersbourg, Russia
2007
Write 4 Gold, Chemnitz, Germany
Write 4 Gold, Moscow, Russia
Write 4 Gold, Warsaw, Poland
Graffiti Art group show @ Winzavod Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow, Russia
2006
Street Art group show @ The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Write 4 Gold, Warsaw, Poland
Meeting of Styles intl., Chemnitz, Germany
Meeting of Styles intl., Lyon, France
2005
Meeting of Styles Minsk, Belarus
2004
Vodka & Fish Tail @ National Palace of Art, Minsk, Belarus
Meeting of Styles Gomel, Belarus
2003
Realization @Extreme center, Moscow, Russia
Meeting of Styles Gomel, Belarus
Kofemolka, Cheboksary, Russia
2002
Meeting of Styles intl., Anwerpen, Belgium
Meeting of Styles intl., Almere / Amsterdam, Netherland
Meeting of Styles intl., Lodz, Poland
1999
Graffiti 2000, Moscow, Russia


Artist in residence

2014
Distil Ennui Studio, London, UK


Speaking engagements

2015
British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow, Russia


Collaborations

2017
TUMI / Artist Suitcase, Monaco
2015
Idroom Project / Artist Room @ Windsor Hotel, Geneva, Switzerland
2014

Absolut Artist Collaboration for Museum Moscow, Russia
Adidas X Sole Soul, Museum Moscow, Russia
2006
Nike X Faces & Laces, Moscow, Russia


Honors and Awards

Write 4 Gold Russia, Winner, 2006


Books & Magazines

"Mural Art 1", the Book, Publikat, Germany
"27 Addicts" the Book (Boris Schmelter), Munich, Germany
"Graffiti World: Street Art from Five Continents" the Book (Nicolas Ganz), Germany

Architectural Digest, Dec-Jan 2018/2019
Elle Decoration, Nov 2018
Architectural Digest, Oct 2018
Flofferz Magazine, Summer 2014
Dandylab Magazine, 2009
Molotok Magazine, 2003
"True Stilo" magazine, 2001


Key projects and events

2012
Standart project, Moscow, Russia
2007
Ilovegraffiti project, Moscow, Russia
True Playerz studio, Minsk, Belarus
2006
King Ring music label, art direction, Kiev, Ukraine
2005
27 Addicts: Graffiti & Design Experiments by Boris Schmelter, Minsk, Belarus
Meeting of Styles Intl., Minsk, Belarus
2004
Meeting of Styles Intl., Gomel, Belarus
2003
Kofemolka (jury, graffiti contest), Cheboksary, Russia
Meeting of Styles Intl., Gomel, Belarus
2001
True Stilo graffiti magazine, founder


Quotes

With a history in graffiti, it is easy to see the rhythm with which he applies the paint be a focal part of the painting, but it goes deeper than just movement. Alex is able to effectively use the medium of paint to capture a myriad of elements that the artist would rather not define as representing any image.
— Graffuturism.com
Artists who have nurtured the interaction with the creative energy present in the nature of street art, hold much potential to transpire their work into the field of fine art.
— Widewalls.ch


From instagram @alexkuznetsov.artist