"I recently moved to the rocky cliffs near the ocean and shores cluttered with blue-purple, broken shells of Northern mussels. The fog rolls in anytime of the day or night and this painting reminded me of that. Big ships glide into the harbors and…"
Maritime Series represent a body of work corresponding to visual art project titled: “ Chile Maritime Vision”. The central theme encompasses an analytical study of light inherent to seascape. Specific compositional elements have been purposely…
Alexander Sutulov was born in Concepcion, Chile in 1962 in 1962. He attended the Institute of Contemporary Art in Santiago from 1980 to 1984 and continued his study of art at the College of Fine Arts, University of Utah from 1985 to 1987 under the tutelage and guidance of Angelo Caravaglia with emphasis in painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture.
From 1988 to 1990 he worked and collaborated at artist co-op Art Space and Stonehenge where he researched hand built techniques with stoneware, porcelain, wood and metal. His experience with high fire kilns allowed him to apply graphic techniques so much as in reduction and oxidation burning process. This stage also allowed him to explore various “free form” constructions primarily in stoneware applying additive and subtractive techniques to his clay constructions.
Later on he was invited to work as an independent artist at the University of New Mexico Printmaking Department from 1990 to 1992, where he was able to experiment with various printing techniques such as: intaglio, woodcut, linocut, relief work at general including viscosity printing, lithography, silkscreen, and monotype.
He continued his graphic work with the assistance of Tamarind’s Master Printer Rodney Hamon where he specialized in the use of positive and negative photo transfer lithographic plates for hand printed limited editions at Black & Blue Press, Golden, New Mexico. In parallel with graphic artist Michael Gienger, Atelier Sutulov-Gienger was created from 1992 to 1994 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. From 1994 to 1996 he divides his work between United States and Chile where he introduces digital art techniques into his graphic work, producing his first digital murals at Folio-D in San Diego, California. The combination of his previous work with continuous tone printmaking together with digital substrate, created a rich field in the use of second generation images to be implemented in an ample array of visual art projects.
Since 1990 he showed several graphics work in selected Group and Solo Exhibitions in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Dominican Republic, England, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Slovenia, Taiwan and United States.
Since his return to Chile in 1994, the artist has been part of a variety of corporate and institutional art projects such as: Gasco Energy Sculpture (2000) commissioned by Gasco gas company in Santiago, and the History of Chilean Mining Mural (2005), 3 story high digital mural commissioned by Chilean Bureau of Mines and the University of Concepción.
The artist studio is currently devoted to a wide range of visual art projects regarding both institutional and corporate entities in the realm of public art encompassing sculpture, digital murals and design projects which integrate interior design with artistic organic solutions for various architectural project applications.
As an extension and complement to his public and cultural projects, the artist studio specializes in the production of digital paintings for private and residential spaces. The above has also allowed the artist to develop various concepts of smaller format works in the form of fine art limited editions and editorial projects which seek the consensus of a wider audience. As a result, his work is widely published in the Internet creating different notions of identity and space appropriation which the work exerts in specific enviroments.
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