OLEG ZHIVETIN Original Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas Painting "WINGS"


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Original oil and mixed media on canvas painting

Oleg Zhivetin
Original oil and mixed media on canvas painting
Title: "Wings"
Signed lower left, also signed and titled verso
Accompanied by a gallery certificate of authenticity
Condition: Excellent
Size: 28 x 36 inches

Russian icon painting is a basic and profound point-of-reference in Oleg Zhivetin's work. The viewer will find religious imagery golden halos, Madonnas, angels, and saints. Other typical paintings include hearts, musical instruments, books, celestial beings, and flowers, symbols of beauty, delicacy, and spiritual development. One of the most beautiful aspects of Oleg's painting is his skillful rendering of faces, hands and feet. Oleg's characters often communicate through the use of hand gestures rather than eye contact. Gestures are imbued with subtle meaning; a deep sense of shared experience is created through this control of body language.

Oleg Zhivetin
Born March 18, 1964 in Uzbekistan, Oleg Zhivetin was accepted to the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow, and upon completing his Fine Art Degree in 1988, he was allowed to complete his Master of Fine Art Degree in 1990 in Painting and Monumental Art. Zhivetin created and installed numerous monumental works of art in Russia, including a large mural for the conference room in a Moscow manufacturing company, a large mosaic for the Tobolsk Hydraulic Engineers, a 180 square meter mural for the Buchara Textile Company in Uzbekistan, and a mural for the City Cultural Center in Tobolsk, Russia.
Soon after receiving his M.A. degree, Zhivetin followed an invitation to live and work in the United States, eventually moving to Laguna Beach. The new surroundings allowed him to develop a contemporary style in his iconic painting, distinguished by a richness and depth of color which he achieves through layering acrylic or oil paints, creating patterns through the application of gold, silver, and copper leaf on the painting.
His work was displayed in a solo show at the San Juan Capistrano Museum, and exhibited at Art Expo, New York, 1994, 1996 and 1997, the Las Vegas Expo in 1996, and Los Angeles in 1997.

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