Conde Contemporary
*representational art with a focus on cuba

Leonid Rotar

Leonid Rotar

 

Leonid Rotar

b. 1962

Moldovan

Artist and curator, he graduated from VGIK. 

Rotar is known for large-scale large-scale canvases created in the framework of his various conceptual projects. Each of them is a series of works specifically designed for large space, where the paintings are close to monumental in size. 
 
He combines figurative painting with abstraction, his style is completely homogeneous - there is a coldness, clarity, miraculous photo-making, spatial determination, and division in his work. 
 
In the projects "Earth and Heaven" (2005), "Until Tomorrow" (2006), "Heaven and Earth" (2007), "Do Not Be Silent" (2008) - the artist refers to topics that have timeless metaphysical dimension: man and space, history and fate. 
 
He is pathetic and solemn - a reference to the mythology of a great 1930's neo-classical style, with her cult heroes in force. Figures of athletes and nude boys refer to paintings by A. Deineka and at the same time to St. Petersburg neoacademism in the person of G.Gurianov. Clarity and even the sterility of picturesque creation of images reminiscent of the characters of K. Malevich and D. Kiriko, an element of the surreal shift and detachment of the perceptual his painting, the intonation of which sounds like a longing for the Empire.
 
Recently Rotar became the curator of the "Eastern Gallery". Participant Exhibitions for the 1000th anniversary of the baptism of Rus (Moscow, 1988), International Youth (Moscow, 1989), as well as large-scale projects at the fairs of Art Moscow and Art Brussel (2008). In 2008 he was nominated for the Prize. W. Kan- Dinsky. 
 
Leonid Rotar lives and works in Moscow.  
COLLECTIONS: Yakut Gallery, Moscow Aidan Gallery, Moscow Collection of O. Lopukhova, Moscow New Museum, St. Petersburg and other public and private collections.