OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tatiana Takaeva- creator of Arttitud, San
Francisco's premiere art gallery and design Showroom- announces that
international artist Valery Yershov, will be a featured guest at a VIP
art grand opening reception on November 14, 2012 at 111 Potrero Avenue.
"We are bringing a highly talented Russian artist from New York, whose
pieces are collected by top collectors in the world, such as Norton
Townshend Dodge, Mikhail Prokhorov, Versace and others. His work has
been displayed alongside pieces by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Renoir,
Dmitri Plavinsky and Mikhail Shemyakin. He is a rising star and we are
thrilled to introduce Yershov to Californian art lovers. We will also
have collectors from Europe and New York following the event," states
The fantasy fairy tale aspects of Yershov's work inspired
Takaeva, but on a more pragmatic level, she connected to Yershov's
unusual talent "I really appreciate his amazing skill and great sense of
humor," she shares.
Anachronism is a steady motif in Yershov's
paintings. In one, Vladimir Putin and Grigori Rasputin stand together in
Cosmonaut uniforms. In another, Lady Gaga is a peasant maid in work
clothes over a century ago. Robert Pattinson wears the naval uniform of
Czar Nicolas in another. "I think he's hilarious and is famous for comic
work, playing with pop culture and history" Takaeva says.
quite a few years creating this series, the paintings exhibiting in
Arttitud will be shown for the first time in the world. They have not
yet been in any exhibitions," Yershov proudly shares. Some of the pieces
are coming from private collections and have never been displayed
To attend the event please RSVP online at:
www.arttitud.info/yershov (Capacity is limited). VIP Preview is from 6pm
Grand Opening Reception from 7pm to 9pm
Wednesday, November 14,
at 111 Potrero Avenue.
This Museum caliber art opening will
feature luxury entertainment, Russian caviar and vodka tasting (VIP
Preview), award-winning R&BÂ Cellars wines, cocktails, appetizers.
Performance by Russian opera singer Jimmy Magsevei from the Berlin
Absurdist Classical Anachronism
Valery Yershov presents a saturated and vivid view of the world. His
works exhibit tremendous skill - a combination of imagination,
extraordinary talent and a colorful private life. Yershov studied in St.
Petersburg and was a member of the association avant-garde artists in
Furmanny Lane in Moscow. In 1991, he came to New York York where he
reinvented himself. He was drawn to the most subtle details of absurd
characters settled down in the halls of classic luxury interiors.
thrives on anachronistic mayhem with pop stars past and present:
Rasputin and Putin together; American football players in medieval
tights; Justin Bieber as a Little Rascal; Lady Gaga in 19th century
peasant attire; Björk as European aristocracy centuries past.
Recognition came quickly: by collectors such as Gianni Versace, who
once bought a few paintings in the style of the classics. Yershov
invented his own world - the absurd and the real time.
years, the artist turned to the work of the old masters painting,
particularly Vermeer, and his paintings were filled with new meaning.
Classical vision and perfect technique brought Yershov success. His
paintings are sold in galleries in Europe and North America. Prices for
his works are increasing at auctions in Europe and America.
native Russia, Valery Yershov was an abstract painter, but for the last
15 years the New York transplant has mastered the art of detail, quietly
building a cult following for painstakingly rendered, lushly appointed
period interiors peopled by farmyard animals. Though it is tempting to
suggest that his gently surrealistic images are a commentary on Western
decadence, Yershov, 45, has a more diplomatic take. The devoted dogs,
dandy cats, humble goats and sneaky rabbits of childhood Russian folk
tales are as much a part of his visual vocabulary "as the gold, blue and
red of ornate Faberge eggs," says the artist, whose Manhattan apartment
is sparsely decorated with chinoiserie and vintage pieces. Yershov has
an architect's eye for perspective, placing his beasts in elegant rooms
with vaulted ceilings, arched doorways, parquet floors and neoclassical
sculpture. "I like mixing together different styles, the Asian and the
European," he says."
- Los Angeles Times, January 12, 2006
Yershov, an up and coming star- not just on the Russian art scene, but-
on the the world art scene, because much as the Chinese took over the
auction houses and the galleries a couple of years ago, watch out, the
Russians are coming."
- Charles A. Riley II, PhD, art curator, writer
111 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tuesday - Friday 11am - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday - Monday by appointment.
09 November 2012