In his striking, emotion-driven abstractions Pavlotsky examines a range of emotional states. Employing a measured spontaneity, gestural anxiety and an intuitive color selection, he engages with things that are beneath the surface and contemplates identity behind the mask.
Pavlotsky’s approach is a visceral, process-based search for subconscious emotional energy. His goal is to encourage a letting go of facades and definitions while suggesting a place where curiosity and playful experimentation are preferred to certainties and predictable answers.
Pavlotsky grew up in Moscow, Russia, and has been based in Chicago since 1994. Having received a rigorous traditional academic education at Moscow Institute of Architecture, he immersed himself in the possibilities of experimenting with visual languages, seeking ever more emotive and fuller means of expression.
All events are free and open to the public.
Exhibition Dates: September 24 through October 23, 2021
Opening Event: Friday, September 24 from 7—10pm
Location: Firecat Projects, 2019 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm and by appointment
For additional information contact the artist at Artist@DimitriPavlotsky.com
Top Image: Dimitri Pavlotsky, Not Going Anywhere, 2021, 58x48 in, acrylic on canvas