Architect of the painted space:
Architecture has long been a jumping off point for Andrei Roiter (Moscow, 1960) to address human condition.
Still following the rules of perspective, recent paintings show geometric shapes in line with minimalist sculpture and elements of modernist design, sometimes pointing to Russian Constructivism and Bauhaus. Roiter’s works abide in ambivalence; images often contain a lighted glow amidst darkness, danger or void, and it is uncertain which is winning. It seems as if these paintings are asking if there can be optimism within an all-enveloping shroud of uncertainty and doubt.
Andrei Roiter was born in Moscow in 1960. He attended the Moscow Institute of Architecture from 19781980, during which time he began to show his works in underground exhibition spaces. Since the mid-80’s Roiter took part in several international exhibitions of Russian art in Europe and the U.S. Since 1990, Roiter settled down in Europe, exhibiting in Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Japan and USA. Among the more notable exhibitions were those at Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland; SF Museum of Modern Art USA; Ludwig Forum-Achen; Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany; Schiedam State Museum, Netherlands; Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Switzerland; Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow; Schunck Museum, Heerlen; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands; Centre Pompidou, Paris and in Bonnefantenmuseum Maasticht and Museum Helmond in the Netherlands. His work is in many private and public collections throughout the globe, mostly in the US, Belgium and the Netherlands.