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Alex Salaueu (1926 - 2021)
Summer, 1983
16.1x11.4x0.8 in
$ 3360

1 in stock

Style

Abstract, Figurative

Subject

Abstract, Nude, Portrait

Medium

Watercolor

Material

Paper

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Art description

Alex Salaueu

 Alex SalaueuAlex Salaueu was a Belarusian artist, born in 1926, known for his avant-garde style and contributions to the arts. His work was diverse, including theater-decorative art, easel painting, and graphics, and he designed more than 100 performances, including plays by Shakespeare and Petrushevskaya.

Salaueu's interest in art started during his time in the army, where he participated in battles in the Baltic States and Karelian Isthmus. He was awarded the Order of the Red Star for his service. After the war, he met Ado Vabbe in Tallinn, who introduced him to abstract art and recommended that he pursue painting in that style. Salaueu went on to study at the Saint Petersburg Art and Industry Academy, Leningrad Higher Art and Industrial College named after V. Mukhina, and Belarusian Theatre and Art Institute.

In 1965, Salaueu began working as a production designer at the Y. Kolas National Academic Drama Theater, and later became the main artist there until 1995. He also worked as a teacher of drawing in high school in Madona. He was an active participant in city, regional, republican, and international exhibitions, and his works were exhibited in Russia, the Baltic States, Germany, France, and Australia.

Salaueu's work in the theater was particularly outstanding. He designed more than 800 performances in Vitebsk and more than 100 in various theaters in Belarus and abroad. His work was always figurative and anthropomorphic, with intriguing subject matter and fixed, typical features. His paintings were about fundamentals such as love, birth, death, and the people. Salaueu's theatrical designs elevated his work to the level of a mythological reality that was more authentic than the visible and everyday.

Salaueu was an active member of the Belarusian Union of Artists, and in 1982 he was awarded the title of Honored Artist of the Byelorussian SSR. In 2017, he was awarded the Order of Francis Skaryna for his significant personal contribution to the development of art and culture in Belarus. His work became an integral part of the culture not only of Vitebsk, where he had a significant influence on the formation of the artistic environment, but also the whole of Belarus in the second half of the 20th century. Even after his death in 2019, his studio remains active and his legacy lives on through his works.

Museums:

Exhibitions:

1963 – republican exhibition dedicated to the 45th anniversary of the BSSR, Minsk
1967 – republican exhibition of the works of scene-designers, art directors and TV designers, Minsk.
1981 – republican art exhibition « The USSR – is Our Homeland » dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the USSR foundation.
1987 – republican exhibition of the works of scene-designers, art directors and TV designers, Minsk.
2009 – republican art exhibition «ABSTRACT-2009» dedicated to the anniversary of Vitebsk Art School, Minsk.
2010 – republican art exhibition «ABSTRACT-2009» dedicated to the anniversary of Vitebsk Art School, Minsk.
1967 – regional art exhibition «Vitebsk the Heroic and the Labour», Vitebsk regional museum;
1967 – regional art exhibition dedicated to the 50th anniversary of October Revolution, Vitebsk.
1968 – regional art exhibition «Vitebsk the Heroic and the Labour», Vitebsk;
1968 – anniversary regional art exhibition dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the BSSR and KPB, Vitebsk.
1974 – regional art exhibition dedicated to the 30th anniversary of liberation of Belarus and Vitebsk from fascist aggressors, Vitebsk.
1987 – regional art exhibition dedicated to the 70th anniversary of October Revolution, Vitebsk.
1974 – retrospective exhibition of the works by belorussian artists of 1944–1974, Minsk.
1976 – anniversary personal exhibition, Vitebsk.
1980 – exhibition of the artists А. Salaueu, L. Antimonov, А. Orlov, Vitebsk.
1982 – exhibition of the artists from Vitebsk region, Smolensk.
1986 – exhibition of the artists А. Salaueu, L. Antimonov, Polotsk;
1986 – personal art exhibition, Vitebsk regional museum.
1989 – exhibition of Vitebsk artists dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the BSSR and KPB, Vitebsk;
1989 – exhibition of scene-designers following the results of the theatre season of 1987–1988, Minsk.
1993 – exhibition of the artists А. Salaueu and P. Kirilin, Vitebsk.
1997 – exhibition of the artists А. Salaueu and V. Chukin, Vitebsk.
2000 – personal art exhibition, Vitebsk.
2000 – personal animalistic exhibition, Vitebsk (Art Museum).
2001 – anniversary personal exhibition (Yakub Kolas National Academic Drama Theatre), Vitebsk;
2001 – anniversary personal exhibition Vitebsk regional museum;
2001 – anniversary personal exhibition (exhibition hall of the UA), Vitebsk;
2001 – personal art exhibition, Polotsk.
2004 – art exhibition «There was a War» dedicated to the 60th anniversary of liberation of Belarus and Vitebsk from fascist aggressors, Vitebsk.
2005 – personal art exhibition Vitebsk Museum of Modern Art;
2005 – personal art exhibition (Regional Library name after V. Lenin), Vitebsk.
2006 – anniversary personal exhibition, Vitebsk Museum of Modern Art.
2009 – personal art exhibition, Vitebsk Museum of Modern Art
2010 – personal art exhibition «One-man Theater», Vitebsk.
2011 – personal art exhibition к 85th anniversary of A. Salaueu’s birth (Yakub Kolas National Academic Drama Theatre, Regional Museum of Local History), Vitebsk;
2011 – personal art exhibition « Revelation», Vitebsk;
2011 – art exhibition «What does Motherland Start with», Vitebsk;
2011 – exhibition dedicated to the 40th anniversary Vitebsk organization of artists, Minsk.
2012 – personal art exhibition «Element of Colour» (Regional Library name after V. Lenin), Vitebsk;
2012– exhibition of works «Fine Gift, Invaluable Gift», granted to Vitebsk Museum of Modern Art, Vitebsk.
2013 – personal art exhibition «Theatre of Alexander Salaueu» (Yakub Kolas National Academic Drama Theatre, Regional Museum of Local History), Vitebsk.
2015 – personal art exhibition «Our Eternal Nature: colour, rhythm, space» (Art Museum), Vitebsk.
2016 – personal anniversary art exhibition «The Movement of My Dream», dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the artist (exhibition hall of CE «Museum “Vitebsk Centre of Modern Art”»), Vitebsk;
2016 – personal anniversary art exhibition «Reality With No Similarity» to the 90th anniversary of Honoured Art Worker of Belarus Alexander Salaueu Belarusian National Arts Museum, Minsk.
2017 – exhibition of the thematic works by Vitebsk artists – veterans of the Great Patriotic War «War In the Works of Its Soldiers» Vitebsk Museum of Modern Art, May, 8 – June, 4), Vitebsk.

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