Painter of works owned by Nicholas Cage, Whoopi Goldberg and David Bowie is having his solo exhibition here in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Hosted by AP Contemporary, the artist has brought along all his miniature friends; ones who represent his childhood memories. Like a lot of others, artist Alexander Zakharov can’t let go of the fantastical periods during youth, when imagination ran wide and only “sky was the limit”. Growing up bothered him, and in order to secure the feelings of childhood, he produces these paintings filled with small animal characters to continue the journey of innocence for him.Nike
Nevertheless small in size, the details are immense. Like peeping through a key hole, the artist’s work depicts reality with a twist of surrealism, intimidated to touch but curious to see. Painting acts as his specific language to open the jar of memories and to convey his feelings. Based in Moscow, his tiny friends have been to Harvard University and New York, spreading his childhood journey at a global size. Not to be missed, step into his world of dreams and imagination where his animal friends will take you on a ride, maybe even back into your own keyhole of memories.
28 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Written by Joyce Tsang