Oleg Tistol - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, London

  • Exhibited

    London, Salon Vert, The Mythology of Happiness, 03 November – 03 December 2011

  • Literature

    Oleg Tistol, The Mythology of Happiness, Exh. Cat., Salon Vert, London, 2011, p. 44

  • Catalogue Essay

    Resonating with formal features of Cezanne and cubism and the bold color practice of Pop Art, Tistol uses free and sensual painterly gestures to create food plates that emit an optimistic and constructive spirit. The vivacious plates each exhibit a vibrant array of food, perfectly exhibiting quintessential, daily meals of the artist himself. The fork is actively placed in a different position in each canvas, reminiscent of the paintbrush used to create these enticing, yet artifcial, feasts. Exhibited in Tistol’s “The Mythology of Heaven” show, the polyptych of food discerns the artist’s endeavor to create an everyday “heaven”, based on his personal historical and cultural traditions, while simultaneously challenging the viewer to create his or her own personal perception of bliss.


Polyptych (from the Food series)

acrylic on canvas
each 40 x 40 cm. (15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.)
Each signed [in Cyrillic] and dated 'O. Tistol 2011' and respectively titled [in Cyrillic] on the reverse.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £13,750

Contact Specialist
Henry Highley
Head of Sale
+ 44 20 7318 4061

Contemporary Art Day Sale

London 17 October 2013