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Time and Enigma: delightful surrealistic paintings by Sasha Drutskoy

Exploring daydreams and the passing of time, London-born, Russian artist Sasha Drutskoy paints delightful and enigmatic pictures that “tell us about the relation to reality through staging that diverts from the perception of space and time”*. Sasha Drutskoy lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.

Sasha Drutskoy’s painting overflows with enigmas. It originates in the psyche of the artist, where he is a god reigning over space and time, ordering it as he pleases. His oeuvre presents a metaphysical world, in that it surpasses nature, and is beyond causality and language. It seems to pose questions about the nature of being: existence, time, the future. In that respect, it can be described as ontological.Some might think that his unusual style of painting is not very contemporary, because at first sight it does not seem relevant to our age. However, Sasha Drutskoy defines it and claims it as narrative, to the extent that, in his words: it may be a place of convergence and expansion. We can, he writes, transcend our individual experiences by comparing them against stories with symbolic value. These stories enlighten us about the element of universality present within each of us.So they are paintings of stories, expressed through figures and symbols, creations and creatures, before which we must agree to suspend our disbelief.

Sasha Drutskoy

More info: Website, Instagram (h/t: Galerie Nardone).

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