Igor Kravtsov, Seven Oil Paintings on Canvas
The works of Igor Kravtsov radiate his attitude not only to his art but to life as well. The characters in his paintings look at you pointedly, they are very much self-aware and as if slightly withdrawn. They are haunted by memories of the past. They keep coming back in their memories to tremendous trials and tribulations of their fathers and mothers. They think of young men who perished during wars.
Igor Kravtsov had felt great closeness to them: it was his essence, his background, his foundation. Hence, the autobiographic tension of his art, the spirited metaphors, the precise forms that do not allow for any approximation. His canvases radiate his understanding of art as a serious, responsible undertaking that only people with vast experience could manage.