Opening hours: Lundi au vendredi. 10h à 17h ou par rendez-vous.

279 Sherbrooke Ouest, Suite 205

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Alexander Kalamkarov

Exhibition: October 9th to November 4th, 2023

Vernissage: Wednesday, October 11th from 5:30PM to 8:30PM and Saturday, October 14th from 1:00PM to 5:00PM


My favorite artist Amedeo Modigliani once said: “What I look for is neither reality nor unreality but the subconscious, the instinctive mystery of the human race.” Another great artist, Edvard Munch wrote: “We want more than a mere photograph of nature. We want to create an art that arrests and engages, an art created of one’s innermost heart.” I feel very similar. My artwork includes oil paintings, ceramics and most recently the oil and acrylic paintings on slate stones. My paintings are based on my original drawings. They are first and very important stage in my artistic work. I have accumulated thousands of original drawings, and I draw new ones every day. Only carefully selected drawings are then used for my paintings and ceramic masks or statuettes. I like pure colors, and bold compositions of different, sometimes contradictory colors. For example, combination of blue, purple, pink, and yellow is often seen in my paintings.

My artwork portrays the faces and bodies, scenes from nature and architectural landscapes. But they don’t copy them. They are more likely to convey impressions, emotions, and aesthetics. The images created by me have never existed before. Through the harmony of lines, shapes, and colours they reveal a mystery of our spirit, imagination and fantasy and a beauty of our world. My artwork, probably, can be attributed to expressionism and surrealism. But I believe that it is unique and does not copy any artist or artistic direction.