Samohvalov Alexandr

1894 - 1971 · Russian Federation

Artist biography

Samohvalov Alexandr was an artist, who originated from Russian Federation, like other well-known artists such as Egor Astapchenko, Igor Kozlovsky, NISSKY Georgy Grigorievich, Alexander Pavlovich Lobanov, and Recycle Group (Andrey Blokhin). Born in 1894, Samohvalov Alexandr passed away in 1971.

About Samohvalov Alexandr's work

Samohvalov Alexandr is best known for producing abstract work. Abstract art first came to be in the early 20th century, as a new and rather radical form of art. Artists were looking for a way of expressing the societal changes occurring at the time, and release their creative energy, thus distancing themselves from figurative art. With abstraction, the artists move away from any literal representation of reality, and the visual qualities often put in focus in such non-representative works are colours, shapes and textures. Some of the most influential contemporary art movements born from Abstraction include Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, with key figures such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Jackson Pollock. With abstract art, a sense of self-renewing freedom is materialising through the artworks, in a new tradition of creativity.

Samohvalov Alexandr in private collections

It is the collector Dorofeev Yurii, who is in possession of art by Samohvalov Alexandr at Artland. Dorofeev Yurii also has works by other artists including Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Tora Aghabayova, and Qafar Rzayev.

Further Biographical Context for Samohvalov Alexandr

Samohvalov Alexandr was born in 1894 and was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant developments in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first ventures into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely associated communities of the avant-garde in different major cities around the world evolved different modes of these significant innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be considered to be among the most productive, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas first took hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop at an astonishing rate in the work of designers like Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline amongst all modes of creative arts. Most, if not all, of the core art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be seen to source many of their essential founding philosophies in the incredible diversity of work produced during this period.

Samohvalov Alexandr

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