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Alexander Timofeev combines his training in classical figurative painting with his love of noir comics, producing enigmatic, cinematic paintings that focus on fragmented scenes of seduction, betrayal, death, passion and addiction.
It is no coincidence that each composition is read as a single frame in a larger film, just before or after a dramatic and often eerie event. When working on series, he begins by writing a script, then assembles actors, costumes and props, and directs photo shoots of the scenes.
Based on the resulting photographs, Timofeev's paintings range from tightly cropped images of a woman's nervously clenched hands, as in Have you done this before? I (2013) to unsettling scenarios of children interacting with seemingly malicious adults, as in Generation Game (2007), in which a naked boy plays chess with a formally dressed man.