Fishgoyt is a thirty-something Russian-American painter, living
in New York, whose oil painting reflects a surrealistic, phantasmagoric
exploration of the "collective unconscious". From a
"spiritual" viewpoint, his work represents a serious
of meditations on consciousness of the universe. And yet, if one
looks for influences, one must turn to the 20th century tradition
of surrealism to find the sphere to which Alex belongs. With a
beautiful and specific palette of colors, Alex uses a multi-layering
technique to articulate a vision that is once highly organic and
fact, the essential "oneness" of everything is Fishgoyt's
major theme. That theme is captured in an incessant curvilinear
dynamic. Ample illusions are made to figures caught up in an endless
and ongoing cycle. All this is embodied with careful architectural
framing as Fishgoyt deconstructs and reconstructs the subconscious
(or is it his vision of the spiritual universe?) in his work.
capture and reaffirm the regenerative nature of his vision, Fishgoyt
at every turn refers to the female form, with special emphasis
on vaginal (sexual and regenerative) and breast (nurturing) imaginary.
I have suggested that Alex Fishgoyt belongs to a surrealistic
tradition, and this is certainly true.
his work also has an extremely contemporary feel: post-psychedelic
but not altogether so. Post-historical but with nostalgic appreciation
for the myths of our fathers. In the end, I think that Alex Fishgoyt
asks us to look at life as an organic process of eternal movement