“As [did] painters of the past,” says Andrey Remnev, “I use natural pigments bound with egg yolk.” Remnev has certainly stayed true to 18th-century Russian icon painting—his canvas and wood surfaces are agleam with gold. But Aesthetic Movement patterning, Russian Constructivist angles, and a postmodern playfulness add up to unmistakably contemporary images. As for Remnev’s women, they are a touch surreal. There is power and mystery in their eyes. —E.C.
Andrey Remnev was featured in the December 14, 2019 issue of Air Mail. Read on
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