Exhibition of paintings and graphics by Andrey Pozdeev (1926-1998) in Erarta is a memorial project held by Museum and Pozdeev Foundation.
Exhibition of paintings and graphics by Andrey Pozdeev (1926-1998) is coincided with the 85th anniversary of Pozdeev's birth. Andrey Pozdeev is a distinguished representative of independent art in Siberia of the post-war USSR, one of the ingenious self-taught artists for whom art is a profoundly intimate action, a search for true meanings of things, and a self-studying. Pozdeev is a great individualist who was developing his style far from the opposition between official and alternative cultures that was typical for in Moscow and Leningrad art scene of that time. He was a member of the Artists' Union; he didn't participate in exhibitions of non-conformists art. On his creative path he tried to reveal his personal way to understand of the world. He was not captured by the current issues of his time in contrast to non-conformist artists in Moscow and Leningrad. His art is based on eternal spiritual world, and objects of reality turn on his canvas into ideas and symbols.
Andrey Pozdeev was born in 1962 in Nizhniy Ingash village, Krasnoyarsk region. He was graduated from Krasnoyarsk painting classes named after V. I. Surikov, worked as copier in the Art Foundation, in 1961 he became a member of Artists' Union of the USSR, and in 1998 he was awarded the diploma and the silver medal of the Russian Academy of Fine-Arts. His personal exhibitions were held in the grandest museums of Russia such as State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg, 1996), State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow, 1999), Museum of contemporary art (Moscow, 2000). The collections of the mentioned museums features works by Andrey Pozdeev.