Oil Paintings – Gasoyan and Udita Leberg-Shapiro
MoRA Museum will hold an opening reception
Saturday, September 17th 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.
for the new exhibition: Oil paintings of Gasoyan and Udita Leberg-Shapiro
Voskanjan Andrey Valerevich known, as GASOYAN, was born in Yerevan, Armenia. He graduated the Yerevan State Art Academy in 2004, specializing in easel painting and continued his studies at the The Moscow State Art V.I. Surikov College, majoring in monumental painting. He began his teaching career in 2007 at the Academic School of Design (Moscow), all the while participating in international exhibitions. Named laureate of the 2008 Art-Week Moscow competition, his works are in private collections and galleries in Europe and Russia.
Gasoyan transforms his reality into a sanctuary for the European artistic tradition. Building upon the tradition in painting and acknowledging the history seems to describe the very mission of the artist. Even when experimenting with the pallet and form, Gasoyan consciously restricts his search, always directing it towards and staying in tune with the eternally vibrating kamerton (tuning fork) of the great painters. One can easily imagine that the bristles of his paint brush once belonged to the paint brushes of Picasso, Cezanne, Gauguin and still posses the memory of their strokes.
Udita Leberg-Shapiro, is an accomplished artist, who had been widely praised for her outstanding achievements in the fine-arts by prominent artists, critics and museum directors. Her drawings, pastels, watercolors and oil paintings had won the admiration of many collectors throughout Europe and the United States.
Udita was born in the Transcarpathia region in Ukraine. It is a land of ancient towns and villages, which are surrounded by the second highest mountains in Europe, the Carpathians. The beautiful mountains with the streams, rivers and woods have been one of the first inspirations in Udita’s paintings.
Udita began drawing and painting at a very early age. Her first solo exhibition was held at the kindergarten, which she had attended in her native town of Uzhorod.
The exhibitions are on view September 17- 25th, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.