Lily and Sergei

Lily and Sergei Lily and Sergei

BIOGRAPHY

Lily Balasanova and Sergei Kolevatykh live and work in Moscow.


They studied together in the Department of Art and Design at the Moscow Academy of Textiles, where both of them got MFA degrees.


Lily and Sergei are participants of more than 60 solo and group art shows and projevts in Russuia and abroad.


Much of their work has been acquired by private and state buyers, including The Art Foundation and The State Museum Foundation of The Russian Federation, and such prominent corporate collections, as Deloitte, John Deere, Hyatt Development, Johnson & Johnson, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Hewlett-Packard and many others. Art works of Lily and Sergei decorate interiors and public spaces of such well-known companies, as Renova, Sitronics, Praedium, AG Capital, Central Properties and The International Airport Sheremetyevo. Authors of a gallery project STUDIO 30, Lily Balasanova and Sergei Kolevatykh at present time work on joint art exhibitions.


"Sergei and Lily developed side by side, and both their careers have undergone an analogous growth". "In spite of the fact that Lily and Sergei share many insight, they are still two separate artists with diverse styles. They say that, indeed, through their intimate collaboration they nourish each other’s individuality. {...} It is the combination of their joint foundation and mutual differences that give artists' combined projects so much stratification." - Dr. Esther Nienhuis, "Smelik & Stokking Galleries". (The Netherlands)


"Lily Balasanova is an insightful, sophisticated, extraordinary artist with a poetic gift. She plays remarkably with different materials, - doesn’t matter whether it is a textile piece, paper or anything else. She creates unusual textures and compositions using a technique of collage." - East Meets West Gallery, (Moscow - Hong Kong), (The Anniversary Catalogue of the gallery)


"...Lily is ... fascinated by texture and subtle differences in nuances of the same colour – water, glass and mist are some of her favorite subjects. She likes to work with transparent layers and often tries to create the illusion of depth..." - Dr. Esther Nienhuis, "Smelik & Stokking Galleries". (The Netherlands)


"Art is not only a way of life, but also a particular way to expand your awareness of a surrounding world – visible and invisible, as well. …Actually, the main subject matter of art - is non-obviousness.


Everything obvious turns out to be easily exhaustible and becomes boring soon enough. Every image should incite at least several variants of perception – only hence, it would have a chance to linger in a current of time…" - Lily Balasanova


"…The most interesting thing is to undergo changes while you are working on a piece of art. Even if an artist have a masterly enough command of this process, the outcome should still remain unpredictable, to the certain extent…" - Sergei Kolevatykh


"Sergei Kolevatykh is a wonderful master of composition, mystification, and surrealistic allusions. He performs skillfully drawing and painting, and works in various techniques using materials of different texture and quality, including wood, leather or metal." - East Meets West Gallery, (Moscow - Hong Kong), (The Anniversary Catalogue of the gallery)


"Sergei Kolevatykh is continuously searching for the best way to express his ideas. His work has gone through great changes over the past ten years. Kolevatykh is not afraid of experiment. He repetedly tries out new techniques, materials and subjects to heighten the expressive energy of his work. He also plays, within the framework of a painting, with the different visual elements and possibilities that tradition has to offer. Flatness an depth, line and colour, abstract and figurative elements are used side by side in his paintings. Still lives and landscapes frequently form an extention…"


Annejuul Moll-Breebaart, art critic. - "Smelik & Stokking Galleries". (The Netherlands)


COLLECTIONS


- The Art Foundation of Russia
- The State Museum Foundation of Russia
- Corporate collections: Deloitte, John Deere, Hyatt Development, Johnson & Johnson, Pricewaterhouse Coopers,Hewlett-Packard, Wolfgang Puck, Renova, Sitronics, Praedium, AG Capital, Central Properties, The International Airport Sheremetyevo.


SELECTED TWO & ONE PERSON SHOWS


2014
- "Territory Zero", National Museum of Decorative-Applied Arts, Moscow, Russia


2013
- "Financial Capitals", Gallery 11-12, Singapore


2012
- "There's Nobody Here", Gallery 11-12, The Center of Contemporary Art "Winzavod", Moscow
- "Cities", Gallery "Vremena", Moscow


2011
- "The UNDERNET", The International Art Fair "ART MANEZH 2011", The Central Exhibition Hall Manezh, Moscow, Russia


2010
- "A Different Geometry", The International Art Fair "ART MANEZH 2010", The Central Exhibition Hall Manezh, Moscow, Russia
- "NEXT. Best Office Awards-2010", Dio Art Consulting, Moscow-City, Russia
- Primavera 2010 Art Fair, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
- Smelik & Stokking Galleries, Rotterdam, the Netherlands


2009
- "Altered Space", The International Art Fair "ART MANEZH 2009", The Central Exhibition Hall Manezh, Moscow, Russia
- "Spaces", The American Embassy in Moscow, Russia


2008
- "Song of a Grasshopper", The International Art Fair "ART MANEZH 2008", The Central Exhibition Hall Manezh, Moscow, Russia


2007
- "Subtraction Principle", ATESANIA Art Fair, the Moscow State Exhibition Hall "New Manezh", Moscow, Russia


2006
- "The Floating World", The International Exhibition Center Info-Space, Moscow, Russia
- Smelik & Stokking Galleries, The Hague, the Netherlands
- "In Search of an Object", The International Exhibition Center Info-Space, Moscow, Russia


2005
- Maple Avenue Gallery, Evanston, IL, USA


2004
- "American Nostalgia", The Fox River Financial Resources Exhibition Hall, Geneva IL, USA
- "Side By Side", together with the East Meets West Gallery, ARTPLAY Design and Architecture Center, Moscow, Russia


2003
- "Dreams of Confucius", East Meets West Gallery, Moscow, Russia


2002
- "The Flute of Time", East Meets West Gallery, Moscow, Russia


2000
- East Meets West Gallery. Moscow, Russia.
- "Invitation". East Meets West Gallery, Moscow, Russia


1997
- Galaconcert Grote Kerk. The Hague, the Netherlands
- Moret Ernst & Young Management Consultants, Utrecht, the Netherlands


1993
- Gallery Jan van Munster. The Hague, the Netherlands


1992
- Gallery Jan van Munster. The Hague, the Netherlands


1990
- New Hampshire Institute of Physical Medicine, Bedford, NH, USA


SELECTED GROUP SHOWS


2014
- "Moscow-City"-Artists' Perspective", The Moscow-City Museum, Tower "Federation", Moscow
- "Anglomania", Gallery 11-12, The Center of Contemporary Art "Winzavod", Moscow
- ART STAGE SINGAPORE 2014, Gallery 11-12, Singapore


2013
- International Art Fair "ART MOSCOW 2013", Gallery 11-12, The Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
- "Born To Fly... And Crawl", The Russian Museum, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
- "Christmas. Mixed Media-2", Gallery 11-12, The Center of Contemporary Art "Winzavod", Moscow


2012
Museums of Russia. Exhibition Project "Ivan-Chai":
- Togliatti Art Museum, Togliatti, Russia
- The Penza Savitsky art gallery, Penza, Russia
- Saratov Regional Museum of Local Lore, Saratov, Russia
- The Kostroma State Historical, Architectural & Arts Museum Reserve, Kostroma, Russia
- The Tula Museum of Fine Arts, Tula, Russia


2011
"Not a Square - Other Reality", Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow


2009
- AART FAIR 2009 London-Brussels-Paris
- ARTI 2009, The Hague,the Netherlands
- Anniversary Show, Smelik & Stokking Galleries, The Hague-Amsterdam-Rotterdam, the Netherlands
- "10+", East Meets West Gallery, The State Gallery "Na Solyanke", Moscow, Russia


2008
- "On the Other Side", East Meets West Gallery, ATESANIA Art Fair, the Moscow State Exhibition Hall "New Manege", Moscow, Russia
- Charitable Auction, International Rotary Club, The Embassy of Iceland in Moscow, Russia
- "Energy of Art", Dio Art Consulting, Moscow, Russia
- "Lost Paths of the Southwestern Chinese Tribes", East Meets West Gallery, ARTPLAY Design and Architecture Center, Moscow


2007
- "Hold Up Your Banner #2", The International Festival of Actual Art, Omsk, Hanty-Mansyisk, Novosibirsk, Russia
- "The New Year Wishes", The State Gallery "Karetnyi Ryad", Moscow, Russia


2005
- The Benefit Auction "Kunst voor Kinderen", Kasteel de Wittenburg, Wassenaar, the Netherlands
- HOLLAND ART FAIR 2005, The Hague, the Netherlands


2004
- Anniversary Show, Smelik & Stokking Galleries, The Hague-Amsterdam-Rotterdam, the Netherlands


2003
- VIENNA ART FAIR, Vienna, Austria
- "A Group Portrait of One Person", East Meets West Gallery, ARTPLAY Design and Architecture Center, Moscow, Russia


2002
- Smelik & Stokking Galleries, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


2001
- Exhibition of Moscow Artists, Redisson-Slavianskaia Hotel. Moscow, Russia


1999
- Smelik & Stokking Galleries, The Hague, the Netherlands


1998
- HOLLAND ART FAIR 98, The Hague, the Netherlands


1997
- Zalman Gallery, 57th St. New York, USA
- Emma Gallery, The Hague, the Netherlands


1996
- Smelik & Stokking Galleries, The Hague, the Netherlands
- Bloemenveiling, Naaldwijk, the Netherlands


1995
- Gallery Jan van Munster, The Hague, the Netherlands


1994
- Pinckney Simons Gallery, Columbia, SC, USA
- Gallery Sous Terre, Oss, Belgium


1993
- De Vrije Academy, The Hague, the Netherlands


 

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