Ilya Bolotowsky


After an early interest in biomorphic surrealism and exposure to Piet Mondrian, Ilya Bolotowsky developed his own style from the true Neo-plasticism discipline. He achieved balance in his paintings by using right angles, eliminating the diagonal, and creating a sense of order. Often experimenting with shaped canvases, Bolotowsky utilized diamond-shapes, ovals, tondos (circles), ellipses, and rectangles. The colorful, irregularly shaped paintings highlight the high degree of control Bolotowsky had in his later work and reflect his unceasing interest in Modernist geometry.