Soprafina Gallery is pleased to announce the seventh solo exhibition of paintings by Dmitri Cavander. This exhibition will include eleven of Mr. Cavander’s new paintings and a an assortment of his older work.
Mr. Cavander graduated from the University of California at Berkeley attaining Phi Beta Kappa on graduation. He then attended and graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Cavander has drawn since the age of four and began oil painting as an undergraduate in Berkeley, where he studied under Christopher Brown. Some key influences to his work include Richard Diebenkorn and Wayne Thiebaud with their attention to light and approach in painting an interpretation of realism. Others include Fairfield Porter and Alex Katz with their simplification of form. Cavander also studied with Boston based artist George Nick and drew inspiration from the urban landscape, interiors and highway scenes.
Currently Mr. Cavander is working in the San Francisco Bay Area with his subject matter chosen from what’s around him, whether at home or where his travels take him. His paintings evoke the atmospheric sensations of place. He intelligently explores his subject matter and presents to the viewer a beautifully crafted scene with a high degree of skill and creativity. He is a painter’s painter with his ability to apply graceful brush strokes which show his love of the materials.
Mr. Cavander’s work has been included in many gallery exhibitions in Boston, New York and Connecticut. His work has received critical acclaim from a variety of publications. Regarding Cavander’s paintings, Cate McQuaid of the Boston Globe has stated that “…the contrast of shadow with light that’s as sweet and potent as nectar, lend these basic scenes a distinctive import. Cavander is a realist who excels at revealing the magical in the mundane with a facile thick brush, thick paint, and a warm color scheme.” Further, Shawn Hill of Arts Media has stated “Dmitri Cavander’s paintings are all about vision. Realistic but gestural, traditional but quirkily personal, they emphasize his vision.”