Alexey Krasnovsky (b.1945), grew up in postwar Leningrad [St. Petersburg] where he remembers "living in nostalgic literature rather than reality." Having studied five years at the Tavrichesky Art College in St. Petersburg with the constructivist painter Alexander Pavlovitch Zaitzev, he consolidated his education through the study of the great collections in the Hermitage Museum. In 1979 Krasnovsky left his homeland to pursue a migratory artistic career which has included extended periods of time in the USA, Ireland, Mexico, Portugal and France, and Austria.
A humble, modest man, Alexey Krasnovsky finds his rewards in humble modest scenes. His humanity is always evident, though he remains the observer intrigued by the angle of a street, a building, a doorway. He concentrates on the cities of his migratory life - their strange, lurid heat. His appreciation of mood and atmosphere draws you into each scene. Oranges, reds, limpid blues unravel, expose or turn the table of your mind as if these colours tell a story that only the artist knows; nonetheless, you are there, within the tale.
- Paul Gardner
Alexey currently divides his time between Austin and Dublin, Ireland, where he has a strong artistic presence.