Israeli painter Sergey Shaevitch, now living in Canada, portrays stripped abstract landscapes where playful colors and forms execute movements that simultaneously seem frenzied and deeply portentous. He melds actions and shapes evocative of Wassiy Kandinsky with the minimal Suprematist compositions of Kazimir Malevich. Shaevitch's resulting aesthetic is dynamic, full of distinct visual elements rushing in diverging directions or following a larger object's enveloping arch. Compositions are dominated by strong color planes that other contrasting entities dart through conspicuously.
This striking array of entities and activities is rendered meticulously with expertly applied acrylic paints that accentuate contrasts in hue and texture. Through layering and shading, Shaevitch often multiplies objects and characters as they progress over his canvases. By superimposing picture planes atop one another, he creates visually complex narratives that are both fantastic and familiar, overwhelming and immersive. His paintings draw us into a strange universe of pure shapes and bold movements that remains comfortable. His stripped surrealism offers a new perspective on, and fresh engagement with our world.