Andrei Grositsky

Born: 1934, Moscow

Andrei Grositsky was born in the family of Boris Grositsky in Moscow in 1934, and graduated from the Vasily Surikov Institute of Art in Moscow in 1959. Between 1962 and 1968, he contributed to shows of young artists held in Moscow and throughout the Soviet Union. He joined the nonconformist movement and took part in apartment exhibitions. The artist’s method of applique work and the colour accents of his works lend them an almost Surrealist ring. Grositsky does not aspire towards effectiveness in painting and rejects social generalisations. The object and the space of his pictures are arranged in a single, self-sufficient whole, even though the object does not always lose its recognisable, realistic form. Grositsky often contributed to exhibitions in Moscow and the West, including Collage in Russia: XX Century at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg (2005–06). He currently lives in Moscow.

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