Alexandr Rodin is a Belarusian contemporary painter who resides in Berlin, Germany. Alexander Rodin’s paintings are quite unexpected for Belarusian art with its ideological taboos and conventional norms. Art critic Larysa Mikhnevich describes him as ‘the representative of neo-avart-garde and of the “good old” painting: anectdotic and figurative‘. His works are often large in size (up to over 6 metres in length and 2 metres in height, albeit spread out over several canvases), and represent surreal scenes in Rodin’s mental universe.
In his new book, Global Warming, we get access to Rodin’s unbelievably sensuous, detailed, and thematically controversial paintings. His monumental paintings are a blend of very diverse styles and imagery: old German altar painting, Baroque allegories, surreal dreamscapes, the pathos of Russian Revolutionary painting, and the aesthetics of science fiction.
Rodin began with paintings that were critical of the system in the former Soviet Union. After the fall of the Iron Curtain, there came ambitious, highly detailed paintings, and in the past decade he has created works critical of culture and civilization at the threshold between East and West.
The book is filled with exquisite art and gives the reader a fascinating look at the artist. His attention to detail is amazing and each piece can be interpreted in several different ways.
You can order the book HERE.