Shibniov (1962) comes from a family of
fine art painters and he is the fourth generation of artists. He studied at theMinsk school of
art and graduated in fine art as well as applied arts. He started his career as decorator of public
buildings but soon moved towards fine art only.
work is firmly embedded in the Russian traditions. His works tell a story, and
have an iconic quality about them. His
style also pays tribute to the old culture of the elaborately painted Russian paper
maché boxes. Alexander’s recent choice to work on wood panels reinforces this
for wood is the desire to use a natural, stable and living material. It is part
of Alexander’s strive to create a well balances and tranquil atmosphere in his
work. He masterly achieves this by using warm colours within a limited colour
scheme and his perfectionist way of working. The inherent warmth of natural
wood enhances this feel. The apparent simplicity of his work belies the
technical ability of the artist as well as his ability to tell stories.
Shibniov has exhibited his work in may countries in Europe.