Igor Skaletsky was born in Voronezh in 1978. In 1990 he relocated to Israel. In 2008, he received a bachelor's degree from the Moscow State Academy of Arts. Personal exhibitions of the artist were held in Moscow, Paris, and Tel Aviv. Igor Skaletsky participated in art fairs in New York, Basel, Paris, and Moscow.
Skaletsky's collage technique is borrowed from avant-garde artists of 1920s. Typical for his artworks is sign saturation and recognizability of images.
The artist masterfully mixes photography and painting, achieving the effect unattainable while using the pure traditional technique. In his collages you can easily recognize academic art that is mixed with modern images. Skaletsky's works refer to our visual habits, subtly addressing our subconscious.
In his works, Igor Skaletsky freely manipulates the recognizable images of the history of art and high culture and ironically unites them in the stylistics of fashion magazines.
His works send us back to patterns of our perception and, at the same time, destroy them. This secret passage to the unconscious, our visual habits become juggling toys in his hands. The spectator lives through his images as if through the shock of the unexpected discovery of a familiar story.
2012 Art Moscow, Moscow
2013 Art Paris, Paris
2013 STROKE Art Fair, Munich
2014 ArtBasel SCOPE
2015 New York SCOPE
2009 Mel Space, Moscow
2012 11.12 Gallery, Moscow
2015 OUTLINE main stage, Moscow
2015 ZAKHAIM GATES, Kaliningrad
2015 Skaletski&Skaletski, Tel-Aviv
2006 Power, Moscow Modern Art Museum
2007 Space, Moscow Modern Art Museum
2008 Smile, Zurab Tseretely Gallery
2008 Migration, Moscow Modern Art Museum
2008 Fresh Blood. Diehl + Gallery One, Moscow
2008 Art4.ru Gallery (winner of the competition), Moscow
2009 Cut and Paste, kg 52 Gallery, Stockholm
2010 Vart Gallery, Moscow
2011 11.12 Gallery, Moscow
2012 Fresh Paint, Tel Aviv
2013 Fresh Paint, Tel Aviv
2015 Ballery Gallery, Berlin