SHIMON OKSHTEYN Reflection #9, 2008 (Painting with free-standing sculpture)
Graphite and charcoal on canvas with mixed media Painting 80 x 92 inches
Shimon Okshteyn, a barometer of our time, points to aesthetic beauty, technical brilliance, and the narrative of art history as the building blocks of his life and art. In the mode of big bold painters, the work of Shimon Okshteyn astounds. Janet Lehr Fine Arts presents, Magical Realism-Shimon Okshteyn’s ‘Post-Pop’ Personal Reality, as Its 2018 season’s opening exhibition, a highlight of an exciting 2018 season of unique exhibitions. Join us for art, light refreshments and music at our opening, 8–10 PM, Saturday, May 26 at Janet Lehr Fine Arts, Starbucks Passage, East Hampton NY.
After immigrating to the United States from the Ukraine Shimon Okshteyn attracted the eye of legendary New York City, Ivan Karp (O.K.Harris Gallery) a protegy of Leo Castelli said, “I am more concerned with execution.” Masterful execution, a gimlet-keen eye and boundless imagination, are the crux of Shimon Okshteyn’s work.
Still Life with Peaches, Grapes and Apricots, 2005
Graphite & charcoal on canvas with mixed media frame 52 x 41.5 inches
Shimon Okshteyn's imagination is captivated by the bewildering variety of life offered in America. The execution of his art, is exquisite and flawless. An exceptional colorist, Shimon Okshteyn has enjoyed great pleasure exhibiting with the finest, most adventurous galleries and museums. His works are collected by discerning collectors.
Charcoal and white Acrylic on cut canvas 2004-5
Hamptons Spring 64 x 71 inched; Mixed Media 2018; Signed and titled verso
Shimon Okshteyn's work is irresistibly attractive. We look forward to seeing you all.
Reception for the Artist at Janet Lehr Fine Arts, May 26 from 8-10 pm.
For further information please contact Adam Umbach, Director JLFA, 631 324 3303 or Adam@JanetLehrFineArts.com