Stanislav Groz is a fine art painter from Saint Petersburg (then Leningrad), Russia and now currently resides in San Francisco, CA.
“I’m investigating an internal movement of the objects in the painting as well as of the painting’s subject; a situation that is not present on the canvas in the current time. What has happened an instant before, or what is going to happen an instant after intrigues me.”
“My goal is to provide an emotional and situational context – when talking of grief or joy, for example, we do not envision a particular moment of time filled with objects; we experience these feelings spread over time. In film this goal can be achieved by music, and in painting I accomplish it with color and shape.
To show more clearly how objects move on the canvas, especially if these objects are static by nature, I contort geometry, which allows achieving internal strain. Similarly, I can avoid colors as they tend to distract from the movement and from the deeper feeling of details, which in the real world tend to get washed by movement. At the same time, when I express the color I still use a limited palette, consisting of three to five colors.” -Stanislav Groz