Alexander Dashevsky is an unique artist in terms of his approach to subject matter and his execution of content. His unusual choice of focus within his works should not be simply dismissed as lacking dexterity. Rather, it is important to account for the fact that Daskevky freely admits to the content of his paintings choosing him.
Dashevsky’s work can be characterized as new urbanism. The city planning of today blurs the traditional boundaries between the city, suburbs and industry. Block housing and empty lots unfurl into the never-ending Russian nature. As a “poet of the agglomeration,” Dashevsky moves in the same direction that American artists of the 1960’s to the 80’s — out of the city center. He probes the American poetic of melancholy and forlornness in his own territory, which has its own industrial tradition in the art of Futurism and Social Realism. The alienating anti-aesthetic of garages and shanty-towns blends into his painterly aesthetic of abstraction that plays with shades of colors, surfaces and depths. His paintings can be seen as science-fiction landscapes, painterly patchworks, technical blueprints, or as the dreams of lonely people. The ambiguity and mysteriousness of his works are the most important elements of their charm.
Alexander Dashevsky was born in 1980 in Leningrad. In 2003 he completed his studies at the St. Petersburg University for Film and Television and consequently studied art history at the St. Petersburg Repin Academy of Arts. Since 2005, Dashevky has been a member of the International Federation of Artists. His work has been widely exhibited in Russia and abroad.