Izya Shlosberg

Izya Shlosberg

November 04, 1950 – ...

Izya Shlosberg (born November 4, 1950) is a Jewish American artist, writer and philosopher, well known for expressing his philosophical and scientific ideas through his paintings.
Born in 1950 in Pinsk, Belarus, Izya moved to the United States in 1994 and quickly became known in the New York and Baltimore art circles for his unique style and ability to express himself through his work. Through his art, Izya Shlosberg attempts to teach others about the world and its many unknowns.
With his complex, three-dimensional works, Shlosberg encourages those who view them "to think outside the box and then outside of that box".
In 1999, Izya Shlosberg began to write novells, mostly describing thoughts behind his philosophical concepts. Some of the topics of interest to him included communications and understanding between living and "accepted as living" things, combination of mechanical and creative processes, a two way communication between the creator and his product, and others.
When he began writing, Shlosberg created the idea that modern art pieces represent a specific complex product, rather than paintings. Specifically, he combined art and literature into one whole piece that tells a story. According to him, this inspiration came from him after he read history of art, referring to many well-known artists as writers.
Shlosberg's paintings don't illustrate what his novells say and his novells don't repeat the story of his paintings. Although both objects are independent of one another, the combination of them creates a multidimensional, emotional, complex product. According to him, not only does this combination cause complex visual effects, but also creative ones.
In 2002 he created an international club of multi-talented people, Shiva-club, which includes about 100 artists, authors, musicians, including such as artists as E. Zolotnitsky, D. Gerrman, G. Gurvich (USA), S. Zhilevich (Belarus), E. Berezin, A. Cherkasov (Russia), S. Livni (Israel), etc.), authors (P. Amnuel (Israel), M. Gelprin (USA), J. Gavrilenko, M. Drobkov (Russia), V. Yatsenko (Ukraine), etc., poets E. Sosnina, A. Gabriel, V. Zubareva, B. Kokotov, B. Vershov, Y. Braginsky (USA), F. Zorin (Israel), T. Borinevich, M. Pavlova, N. Tkachenko (Russia), etc., and musicians (P. Slutsky, N. Slutsky, B. Rookard (USA), O. Venger (Belarus), etc.).