Established in 1996, James Yarosh Associates Fine Art Gallery
is located in the second floor loft space of the former 1917 firehouse
at 45 E. Main Street (Rt.520) in Historic Holmdel Village, NJ 07733
Entrance on the inside corner of building & additional parking lots in the rear.
Open Saturday 12-4pm. Weekday & evenings hours scheduled by appointment
732 993 5278 or 732 993 5ART
AK, "The Time for Silence," 1997, 60in x 76in, oil on canvas.
Alexander Kopeyko was born in 1969 in Moscow. From 1987 to 1995, he studied in the painting studio of I.V. Olkhova at the Surikov Institute. Since 1998 he has been a member of the Moscow Union of Artists.
Says Yarosh: "Alexander Kopeyko represents much of what I admire about the artists as part of the gallery's Russian Realism collections. Illustrated above is the painting "The Time for Silence" which was the artists 'masterwork' painting during his time of study at the Surikov Institute. For traditional academic painting, the discipline and commitment to craft at the Surikov has been honed for several generations in this closed society and is unmatched in the world. The institute is a four year program which first requires two years of satisfactory work at a preparatory college just to qualify to apply. Once accepted the regiment requires three hours of painting and three hours of drawing a day. Students compete to be chosen into an artist’s studio where they would learn and paint from the master, just as that master did before, creating a pedigree of honor. In keeping with such traditions to create genre paintings, Kopeyko's large scale painting was the culmination of several years of study and painting required to create a perfect composition for his subject of depicting a mother and child sharing a fairy tale. I was fortunate as an art dealer to begin exhibiting Russian Art early on in 1996, developing alliances required to acquire many of these studies, which have been one of the most memorable series of painting I have been able to offer my clients. I was pleased and honored to have sold the masterwork itself.
This particular group of paintings has special meaning to me as I presented many of them when I moved my gallery from the old church in Holmdel to become part of the Design and Fine Arts Building in 2003, and now again with recent acquisitions in 2012 to debut in the newly renovated firehouse loft space gallery. This art not only allows the artist personal triumph for it's technical excellence, but that pride extends to those who own and collect such works by having an original piece of the puzzle in that artist’s quest for greatness."
ARTIST IN SPOTLIGHT: ALEXANDER KOPEYKO
Alexander Kopeyko was born in 1969 in Moscow. From 1987 to 1995, he studied in the painting studio of I.V. Olkhova at the Surikov Institute. Since 1998 he has been a member of the Moscow Union of Artists...