Tuesday, November 10, 2009
subscription available: Fine Art Connoisseur
It's so great to be in one of my favorite magazines with some most exquisite cover choices
Thursday, October 8, 2009
An intensive course by Alexey Steele:
from re-examining basics to advance work
Master Workshop @ Carnegie Art Museum
January 23 - 24, 2010 (Saturday and Sunday)
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. with a lunch break
Space is limited. We advise to sign up early. Please call Donna Barna at 805-385-8254 to sign up. Discount is offered to the Carnegie Art Museum members. Regular price $175 for the two days.
Carnegie Art Museum
424 South C. Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
Thursday, October 1, 2009
The fresco is 32 feet in diameter, 45 feet above ground and consist of over 12 feet figures, it is executed on the ceiling of a private residence in Bel Air, California
Thursday, June 25, 2009
"Alexey Steele, a noted Los Angeles artist, was recognized for celebrating the power and beauty of women through his art on a heroic scale in the modern world particularly in his multi-figure compositions “The Circle” and “The Soul of The Hero”. He was one of the 14 distinguished honorees and came to Athens for the Annual Euro-American Women’s Council’s Global Forum sponsored by the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture, and the Mayor of Athens.
Alexey Steele also completed an official portrait of EAWC founder Loula Loi Alafoyiannis “Arrows of Artemis” that was unveiled at the main ceremony in the historic Zapio Megaro in Athens.
Unveiling of "Arrows of Artemis"
with EAWC founder Loula Loi Alafoyiannis and awardees Rita Cosby and Tomaczek Bednarek
With Economic Minister Peter Doukas
at the special Award Ceremony in the City of Athens Mayor’s Office
In his speaches Alexey Steele stressed the importance of expressing historic gratitude to British people for preserving the marbles through Greece’s struggle for independence. At the same time, he thinks it is evident that the government of Great Britain has simply run out of argument to continue keeping this unique world treasure.
“With opening of this magnificent museum it is truly momentous and historic to symbolically fulfill the dream and the belief of Lord Byron’s generation in the future of Independent Greece that Greece has now fully realized. It is now time to fulfill the purpose and the mission of preserving the Greek treasures for the World by returning the Parthenon Marbles to the sacred place where they belong and where they will rest in now indisputable safety to be shared in perpetuity with rest of the World. It’s time for “Elgin Marbles” to finally come back home, to finally become again and forever, what they once were – THE GLORIOUS MARBLES OF PARTHENON.”- Says Alexey Steele
Fore more information on "Artists for Marbles" initiative check here:
at the opening of the magnifisent New Acropolis Museum
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Practically rebuilt from ashes by enormous efforts of Peter and Elaine Adams, the CAC - originally a group of predominantly plain-air landscape painters has recently became an effective launching pod for a formidable new generation of today’s leading figurative and serious representational artists.
Based on long and close personal friendships it is a platform for an artistic dialog that affects greatly the direction of contemporary representational art.
By the way… and what a fun we have doing it!
Ignatik, Me, Sunny - now that's a party
Ignatik is getting his well-deserved award, his exceptional nude was among my top favorites on the show
Way to go, Ignatik!
And here comes the Votan himself
Incorporable Peter - The Votan, Only Peter could pull off something like that
And the medal goes to...
Christopher, Dan, Votan - another boring day at CAC
In this photo: Christopher Slatoff, Daniel Pinkham, Peter Adams
The Few. The Goofy. The Artists.
Congratulations, Dan! So well-deserved, So long over-due!
Smile, Dan! Dan Gogh aka Big Pink!
are you sure its not a chocolate?
not until you try
Saturday, April 25, 2009
My new painting in California Art Clubs 98th Annual Gold Medal Juried exhibition, opening tonight @ Pasadena Museum of California Art and which promises to be quite exciting.
Saw it yesterday at Collectors Circle dinner – lots of wonderful works by lots of good friends
If you can’t come Saturday, lots of artists, myself including, will be in-n-out throughout Sunday morning – afternoon as well, the museum admission is $7
If you are in town, definitely stop by, the show runs till May 17
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Links Figurative Art to Our Era of Crisis
The result of over ten years of conceptual development, the work represents a visual premonition of an impending crisis we now experience. It is an inspiring and self-examining message for our time.
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM
at Plaza and Centennial Parks in Downtown Oxnard
(805) 385-8157/8158, fax (805) 483-3654
Admission $3 / Museum members free
pastel and graphite on paper by Alexey Steele, 2008. Carnegie Art Museum Collection
"The Carnegie is pleased to have acquired a stunning new master work by this artist that shares inspiring compositional scope, breath-catching acuity and heroic allegory directly related to our times. Rarely in current California Art is such adroit draftsmanship with colored Conte crayon employed to relate contemporary issues. Here Nature's thunder rolls over the ocean reaching shore at Rincon Beach in the guise of prophetic angels heralding the ominous outcome of man's greed and literal trashing of the environment.
Imbuing mythological figures with cinematic movement and modern musculature, Steele has created a new classical vernacular for our age. His artistic vision creates art that reacquaints us with multi-layered symbolism and re-affirms our capacity to be inspired by the magnificent," says Suzanne Bellah, director of Carnegie Art Museum.
Alexey Steele's remarkable ability to draw monumental figures in foreshortened positions reflects his training at the Surikov Art Institute of the Soviet Academy of Arts in Moscow, which was based on the 19th century methods of the Russian Imperial Academy.
See more at alexeysteele.com.