Gallery News & Events
3 November through 22 December 2000
Reception for the Artists Friday 3 November 7-9PM
Victor Koulbak is a Russian expatriate living in Paris. The most cursory viewing reveals a masterful portraitist in the grand manner. Yet, the vulnerability of each sitter, belies the grand presentation, and humanizes each figure.
Elegant and minimally chosen still lifes, birds and insects without the usual trappings, are exquisite, delicate and vulnerable as well.
Koulbak uses marble dust and glue to prepare the paper – this support gives each image a soft and glowing environment. While at first the figures seem from an earlier era – their doubts, vulnerabilities bring them right into the contemporary world.