Skolyshev's solo exhibition “Red Girl” is currently on view at Caelis Galeria Shanghai with brand new 18 artworks.
Skolyshev’s style is unique and captivating – through adopting simple and neat lines to portray his “Red Girl” which are subtly embedded with different kinds of emotions, the artist hopes to create a strong and refreshing impression for his audiences.
Speaking of “red”, the colour is always referred to sign of danger, fear and anger. However, asinterpreted by Skolyshev, red is simply beautiful and full of light. The theme of “Red Girl” takeson this interpretation and hence brings a totally remarkable experience and hopeful feelings.
It may be strange to find pencil marks on Skolyshev’s paintings, but Skolyshev explains that these are traces of his initial sketches to be intentionally kept in the final works, which are regarded by him as important components of an art piece. Although the subject of Skolyshev's works always bears smiling face, it does not feel monotonous and boring at all. Skolyshev's dedication to his style shines through his works; they are simple in form, harmonious in colour, full of cartoonish details and artistic rhythms. These form a particularly unique visual language of the artist and imbue the composition with his vigorous emotions.
Each “Red Girl” speaks a story. Each of them is unique. They never repeat with each other. They are consistently applied with a uniform and cheerful smile, long, straight and black hair and white gloves. You may wonder who they represent; more than aesthetic subjects, they are embodiments of the emotions of the artist, expressing the pure beauty, boldness, sincerity of young girls, as well as the primitive desires of human beings, which provides a sense of satirical humour in the world of realism.