ALEX PAUKER

ALEX PAUKER

Alex Pauker

Alex Pauker was born in Russia in 1974 when the country was still under Communist rule. It was there in his homeland while attending Yekaterinburg College of Art that he discovered his natural talent for creating beautiful paintings of landscapes. Yekaterinburg, known as one of the most scenic cities in Russia and recognized as the capital of the Urals, is the first stop on the Trans-Siberian Railroad from St. Petersburg across the Europe/Asia divide. Following his graduation from college where his love of painting realistic renditions of the outdoors was surely enhanced, Pauker decided to travel the world looking for new inspiration for his canvases.

On his travels he was accompanied by Sveta Esser who he met in college and later married. Early on in their travels, Pauker discovered the entrancing scenery of Europe and was awarded a place in a student exchange program where he earned his second art degree. During his studies in Europe he worked as an illustrator and a creative consultant at a publishing house. He also entered and won the second International Leningrad Art Contest.

Pauker paints in acrylic with both a brush and a palette knife, building up the surfaces of the works to a thick texture known as “impasto.” Although his subjects are varied and taken from locales all over the world, they are united with a sense of peace, natural beauty and tranquility. Pauker’s motivation comes from his passion to capture the essence of the places he visits. To an extent, his work can be said to be influenced by the Fauvist movement of late nineteenth century Paris. Inspired by the late Impressionist works of Gauguin and van Gogh, this group of artists pushed the boundaries with their bold color choices and simplified design. As with the Fauves, Pauker’s aim is to express emotion through color choice. His style could also be said to be reminiscent of the Impressionists, yet his colors are contemporary.

The new Contemporary works by Alex Pauker are quite a departure from his signature realistic landscapes and seascapes. He brings a modernist twist to portraiture with a fun and playful palette of abstract faces. The composition comes together with bold, colorful dots and splashes.

Today Pauker lives with his wife Sveta Esser and their two children in Berlin, Germany. He and Sveta share a studio and together they continue to travel extensively throughout Europe to find new scenes and settings for their paintings. Pauker’s work can be found in many private collections in Israel, Europe and the United States, and is exhibited in museums and galleries abroad.

 

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE:

2000 Art Expo New York

2000 ABC, Atlanta, GA

2000 Art Expo, San Francisco, CA

2000 Art 21, Las Vegas, NV

2001 Art Expo New York

2001 International Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA

2001 ABC/Décor Expo, Atlanta, GA

2001 Art Expo, San Francisco, CA

2002 Art Miami, Florida

2002 Décor Expo, Orlando, FL

2002 Art Expo New York

2002 International Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA

2002 Art Atlanta, GA

2003 Art Miami, FL

2003 Ambiente, Germany

2003 Art Expo New York

2003 Wentworth Galleries, USA

2003 International Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA

2003 Décor Expo, Atlanta

2004 Coral Springs Art Museum, FL

2004 Art Expo New York

2004 Wentworth Galleries, USA

2004 Palm Springs Expo, CA

2004 Art Philadelphia, PA

2004 Art Expo Atlanta, GA

2005 Art Expo New York

2005 Wentworth Galleries, USA

2006 Art Expo New York

2006 Wentworth Galleries, USA

2006 Blue Gallery, Delray Beach, FL

2007 Art Expo New York

2007 Art Expo Las Vegas

2007 NCL Cruises

2007 Wentworth Galleries, USA

2007 Blue Gallery, Delray Beach, FL

2008 Art Expo New York

2008 Wentworth Galleries, USA

2008 Blue Gallery, Delray Beach, FL

2009 Blue Gallery, Aspen, CO

2009 Art Expo New York

2009 Wentworth Galleries, USA

2009 Princess Cruises

2009 Blue Gallery, Delray Beach, FL

2009 Blue Gallery, Aspen, CO

2010 Wentworth Galleries, USA

2010 Blue Gallery, Delray Beach, FL

2010 Blue Gallery, Aspen, CO

2012 Coral Springs Art Museum, FL

2011-2014 Blue Galleries, Florida

2013-2014 Wentworth Galleries USA

2015 Wentworth Galleries USA

2015 Art Expo New York

2015 Art San Diego, CA

2016 Wentworth Galleries USA

2016 Art Expo New York

2016 Blue Galleries, Florida

2017 Wentworth Galleries USA

2017 Art Expo New York

2017 Art Spectrum / Red Dot Miami

2018 Art Wynwood, Miami, FL

2018 Artexpo New York

2018 Art Miami, New York

2018 Blue Gallery Delray Beach, Florida

2018 Scope Art Fair Miami, FL

2019 Palm Beach Modern+Contemporary

2019 Art Palm Beach

2019 Art Wynwood, Miami, FL