Lotton Gallery’s newest edition: Sasha Bassari!
Bassari was born in Gorkij, Russia in 1963. In 1982, he graduated from the School of Art in his native city and went on to the Art College named after world famous sculptor V.I. Mukhina in St.Petersburg, Russia, where he graduated in 1991. He is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia. He lives in a tiny, one-room apartment at the top floor of an old building in the historical center of St. Petersburg. He says he lives humbly as it gives him inspiration to stay pure- like the children in his paintings. The figures in his paintings are divine souls, innocent and pure. These figures are the essence of Sasha’s world that he and the art critics call Gentle Surrealism.
Reminiscent works of a famous Russian artist Sergei Smirnov, his work has its roots in the works of two great Italians: Botticelli and Modigliani. His most recent collection of paintings was displayed at an exhibition in The Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia. Bassari’s work attracts collectors to have on their walls something that was exhibited in the Hermitage, Louvre or Taft gallery of London.