PERSONAL EXHIBITION IN THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART IN JERSEY-CITY

On the 14th of January in the Museum of Contemporary Russian Art in Jersey-City is opening a personal exhibition of the artist Matvey Basov. He was born into a family of maybe the most well-known today in the west painter Israel Basov in Minsk in 1950… Therefore from the very childhood at the age of five Matvey began to paint. Step by step he finished the Children's Art Studio, the Republican Art School and the Minsk Art School. The works by Rembrant and Van Gogh had an influence upon his formation as an artist.

Usually Matvey Basov doesn’t paint the outward things, he paints his inner life, splashing on the canvas his feelings and emotions, he works listening to the music by Mozart, Beethoven and other classic music.

From 1999 Matvey Basov comes to New-York every year. His personal exhibitions are held here and also he participates in group expositions.

Arts critic Alla Shamruk writes in one of the catalogues of the personal exhibition of Basov: “Images of his paintings are original and picturesque; through their plastics one can feel connection with traditions and beliefs of forefathers”.

The artist’s works are made in neo-expressionism style.

Pictures by Matvey Basov are found in many private collections in the USA, Russia and Belarus, and also in the museums of Belarus, in the Museum of Modern Art in Jersey City and in the Zimmerly Museum.

The Matvey Basov personal exhibition in the museum in Jersey City will continue till the 11th of February,  its opening is taking place on Sunday January 14, at 4 p.m. Admission to the museum is free. Come, friends of the modern art, we are waiting for you.

Alexander Gleyser
Director –general of the museum


MATVEY BASOV`S EXHIBITION

Many of famous artist were born in Belarus, one of them is an outstanding artist and pedagogue, founder of the Vitebsk School of Art Ieguda Pen, a large number of his well-known apprentices, among them we can mention Lisitsky and Shagal. Not far from Minsk, in small town Smilovichy was born Khaim Sutin. Ten years have gone by since tragic death of the well-known modern artist Nikolay Seleschuk.

One of the outstanding representatives of the Belarusian school of painting is Matvey Basov, who was born into a family of the well-known in the sphere of art painter Israel Basov. At the age of five Matvey began to paint and entered the art studio then he left the Republican Art School and at last the Minsk Art School. The works of Rembrant and Van Gogh had an influence upon his formation as an artist. Usually Matvey Basov doesn’t paint the outward things, he paints his inner life, splashing on the canvas his feelings and emotions, at that his works accordant to the music by Mozart, Beethoven.

His paintings have positive emotional charge which is transferred to viewers, their influence upon people one can compare with the influence of classic music. The outstanding artist Matvey Basov transfers to the people his positive emotional charge through his works.

From 1999 Matvey Basov comes to New-York (one of his favorite cities) every year. His personal exhibitions are held here and he participates in group expositions. He paints nature. Arts critic writes about his works: “Images of his paintings are original and picturesque; through their plastics one can feel connection with traditions and beliefs of forefathers”.

The works of the artist are made in neo-expressionism style.

Pictures by Matvey Basov are found in many private collections in the USA, Russia and Belarus, and also in such museums as the Museum of Modern Art in Belarus, the Museum of Modern Russian Art in Jersey City and the Zimmerly Museum in the USA.

You can take a closer look at his works when visiting his personal exhibition in our museum; you have a unique opportunity to make the acquaintance of the artist, to get autographs and to feel the positive charge of his works.   

In two other rooms of the museum there will be placed the works of the second Russian avant-guard artists, among them you will see the works of Oscar Rabin, Oleg Tselkov, Boris Sveshnikov, Vasiliy Sitnikov, Boris Zaborov and also works of young artists.

Opening of the exhibition is taking place on Sunday January 14, at 4 p.m. to the address: 80 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, the exhibition will continue till the 11th of February.
Please contact us: (347) 325 4750 and (201) 332 5200

You can drive here from Manhattan on PATH from 34th St. to Grive St, or PATH from “World Trade Center” to “Exchange Place” or drive from Manhattan through Holland Tunnel.

 Valery Zhiltsov – the president of the museum, the curator of the exhibition.