Gallery Horizon represents artists of many nationalities. Russians, Armenians,
Georgians, White Russians and Lithuanians. In their countries often well known,
but not so in the West. All of them are graduated from different Art Schools.
Gallery Horizon searches for contemporary art, that is based on the rich Russian
traditions. This can be found in subject, techniques, colorpalette and always an
But, above all, the Russian Soul , Dusha. In Russian : русская душа
Russian impressionism and socialistic realism.
After the Russian Revolution the repression was also invoked on the cultural
expressions of the Russian people. Painters became labourers of the communistic
state machinery. The government decided about what and how to paint.
This resulted in a style that best can be described as Russian impresionism and
social realism. Under Glasnost ( Gorbatchov ) free expression became tolerated
and in the last decade of the 20th century artists could realy feel free. Thanks to
their good technical artistic education there were hardly limits for their creativity.
© Galerie Horizon, 2012