Igor Petroff

Russian artist. Born in 1963 in St. Petersburg. Painter, abstractionist. The main direction is "Line Dualism". The close direction is "Analytical art".
Participant of 6 personal and many collective exhibitions, the last of which is in the gallery "Agora" in the city of New York USA.
The last exhibition is April 2-12, 2018. Exhibition Hall of the Book and Graphics Center, Liteiny Prospekt 55.


Igor Petroff «Line Dualism»

In philosophy Dualism (from Latin "dualis" - dual) defines combinations of two principles mutually influencing each other, but not changing their structure, for example, matter and spirit, body and consciousness, good and evil. At the same time, opposites connect, but do not divide reality.

They do not oppose, but complement each other. Line Dualism is linear in the literal sense, because the line (/) lies at its base, as a symbol of movement, making it double (//), I create the simplest model of Dualism - the shell and its contents, conditionally body and soul, and with the help of I consider the interaction of objects, states, forces, sometimes oppositely inherent, but inextricably linked with each other. Using several double lines, I can strengthen or weaken the tension of the relationship, create a rhythm, the energy of the event.

In painting, harmony is expressed by a balanced opposition of "cold" and "warm" colors, light and shadow, saturation of space and emptiness. Dualism everywhere and in everything and with the help of my direction I concentrate the viewer's attention on his endless examples.

Space, in its broadest sense, is the only theme for my work, because Dualism is one of its basic laws. The theme is inexhaustible, like the space itself.

Juche Forever “Juche Forever”

Example of «Line Dualism» (2010)

Cold hugs “Cold hugs”

Example of «Line Dualism» (2018)

The masher “The masher”

Example of «Line Dualism» 2017

Fade “Fade”

Example of «Line Dualism» 2017

The Golden Glow “The Golden Glow”

Example of «Line Dualism» (2016)

Metamorphosis “Metamorphosis”

Example of «Line Dualism» 2002