The Two Poles of the Earth


February 21, 2019 – May 10, 2019

A new exhibition The Two Poles of the Earth by Peter Reichet featuring 42 works from an artist’s family collection is opening at the Maritime Art Gallery in Svetlogorsk.

Peter Reichet (1953-2013) was an artist, a sculptor and an illustrator. Peter Reichet was born in Odessa to a family of an outstanding artist Viktor Reichet. In 1977, he graduated from Ilya Repin St. Petersburg State Academic Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (V.Oreshnikov’s workshop). From 1976, he participated in over 200 exhibitions in Russia, France, Germany, USA, Canada and Japan.

In 1976-1987, he took part in three Arctic expeditions (Franz Josef Land, Severnaya Zemlya, North Pole-22 drifting ice station and Bennett Island).

From 1981, Reichet was a member of the Union of Russian Artists.

From 1984, Reichet was a member of the Union of the Russian Geographical Society.

In 1988, Reichet and A.Time organized The Last Whale art group.

In 1991, he was Scandinavian Prize winner.

From 2002, Reichet is an IFA member.

In 2010-2011, he took part in the expedition to Antarctica (King George Island).

In 2013, Reichet died tragically in his last expedition 2013 Yamal-Antarctica and later buried at the Volkovskoe cemetery in Saint Petersburg.

Peter Reichet worked in different genres – from academic portrait and classic graphics to experimental abstract canvases and pop-art installations. Reichet’s works are kept at the Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), the State Russian Museum (Saint Petersburg), the Museum of 20th and 21st Century St. Petersburg Art (Saint Petersburg), the Erarta Museum (Saint Petersburg), the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg (Saint Petersburg), the Russian State Arctic and Antarctic Museum (Saint Petersburg), the State Museum Association “Art Culture of the Russian North” (Arkhangelsk), the Arnen Museum of Contemporary Art (Netherlands), the Grenen Art Museum (Denmark), the Danish royal family collection and private collections.

Welcome to the Art Gallery of the Maritime Exhibition Centre in Svetlogorsk (Yantar-Hall, 11 Lenina Street)!


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