Keeping an eye on art: Viatcheslav Plotnikov and Gala Conte
For Sébastien Androt, being an antique dealer is certainly about being an art lover, but art doesn’t only belong to the past. It’s constantly evolving in front of our eyes. Keeping an eye on art is about questioning the present as well as exploring centuries gone by. Like a lighthouse beam, our vision travels through the ages with admiration and gratitude as we discover works that artists and artisans of yesteryear bequeathed to us. It then turns to modern times, to carefully scrutinize contemporary design.
Like a lighthouse beam, our vision travels through the ages with admiration and gratitude as we discover works that artists and artisans of yesteryear bequeathed to us. It then turns to modern times, to carefully scrutinize contemporary design.
Among those whose work immediately arouses curiosity and interest are Viatcheslav Plotnikov and Gala Conte. Androt & Fils are currently exhibiting work from both artists in the gallery.
VIATCHESLAV PLOTNIKOV, THE ELEGANCE OF A VIRTUOSO
Born in 1962, Vyacheslav Plotnikov is part of a long line of painters from Botticelli to Ingres, for whom drawing is an essential part of pictorial creation. Throughout his training and artistic career, he strives to present a happy vision, full of beauty and an epic example of “Glamour”, in a world plagued by anxiety and violence. He is an advocate of worldliness and elegance, unable to conceal his poignant nostalgia for the “Golden Age” which he sees becoming more and more distant. He has exhibited in Rome, Paris, Madrid, Turkey, Hong Kong, Miami, and is particularly devoted to Monaco, his preferred location.
GALA CONTE, PAINTING SILENCE.
In the sensual and mocking canvases of her “Lips” series, a circle cut out of a coloured square is seen and, as though through a keyhole, reveals the image of women who are never seen, both artificial and mysterious. Is this a condemnation of a world without reference or a show of compassion towards a dehumanized society? Either way, these paintings act as testimonials.