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.
Before emigrating from Russia, Shimon Okshteyn participated in more than twenty group and one-person exhibitions in major museums and public galleries in the Soviet Union between 1972 to 1979. After immigrating to the United States he 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.
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: Stefan Stux Gallery, and O.K. Harris in NYC, Mabat Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel; Marty Margulies and Cricket Taplin Gallery in Miami FL, and numerous museum exhibitions including those at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum NY, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, Tate Gallery, London, The Museum of Modern Art, NY, The Art Institute of Chicago, and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires.
Okshteyn's work is irresistibly attractive to the eye. Opening at Janet Lehr Fine Arts, May 26 from 8-10 pm. For further information and illustrations, please contact Adam Umbach, Director JLFA, 631 324 3303.