Friday, 27 November 2015

Alexander Kostetsky

One last art post for today, and sticking with the fantastique theme but of a more cosmic dimension… I can’t supply much information on the late Ukrainian artist Alexander Kostetsky apart from some sketchy biographical information, but the paintings he produced in the 80’s and 90’s are truly wondrous, depicting vast nebulous alien landscapes that seem to hang in the air, and there's a strong current of mysticism flowing through Kostetsky’s work, his paintings often depict robed, priestly figures standing on altars or near pieces of ritualistic furniture. An excellent gallery of Kostetsky’s work can be found here (select the Painting menu). Incidentally, I’m currently listening to Tangerine Dream’s 1972 colossus Zeit and it’s proving to be perfect musical accompaniment for Kostetsky's surreal vistas…


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