“If words were enough we would not need visual arts.”
Russian Artist, Fesechko was born in 1988 and lives and works in Moscow. He began his career as an abstract painter and then for several years was completely absorbed by surrealism and symbolism. He also enjoyed still life and landscape paintings. He still does.
“In all of those genres, I have always tried to find answers to eternal philosophical questions that all human beings ask themselves from time to time. Or, at least, I have tried to find the visual form for the questions that could not be asked with words.”
The year 2017 was a milestone in Fesechko life. “A lot of good things and bad things happened to me but all of those circumstances were leading me deeper into myself. And I guess I have started to realize those contradictions inside me and in others. To realize them and accept them. We are all “Beggars and Saints”. In December 2017 I started a series of paintings which I called Beggars and Saints. In our lives we always ask (and sometimes beg) other people or ourselves for something. And we always give something to others. Even a beggar on the street can give us a feeling of gratitude for the life that we have. And if we help him out, it may give us a feeling of comfort and a peace of mind and spirit. We are all beggars and saints not only to others but also to ourselves. The characters of this series take their origin from my own impressions. All faces are painted from imagination. Gestures of characters and different objects of the composition as well as a color composition compile visual images of a certain state of mind. Those characters are full of symbolism that helps me to invoke certain feelings inside the observer. They ask silent questions and help to find veiled answers. This series of paintings is a dissection of a human soul.”
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist