September 2018


Оn September 17, 2018, exclusive preview of the first solo exhibition “RETURN TO MASTERPIECE”, series of “The Dead of Cities” by Alexander Kupalyan took place at VS unio art gallery. The guests of vernissage were impressed by monumental painting and spectacular exposition that make an accent on the craftsmanship of painter. 
Alexander Kupalyan. Interview for TVKultura in front of the painting "Нere was Herostratus"

Series of “The Death of Cities” was created and was dedicated to the mystical world of dying civilizations. The creation of this series is inspired by traveling through Italy and by the internship at the Naples Academy of Fine Arts. The mysterious ruins of Pompeii, destroyed in ancient times by severe cataclysms and natural disasters, stirred the imagination of the young artist. The first special guests of unique exhibition were representatives of Russian and international art community, designers, businessmen, politicians, banking sector, media, theatrical and cinema actors Elena Ksenofontova, Oleg Akulich, Dmitry Pavlenko, Alexander Pashutin, Yevgeny Voskresensky, and also head of the Department of Administration of the President of Russia Sergei Novikov.

Yury Chernov, Oleg Akulich, Victoria Tarasova, Elena Ksenofontova, Alexander Pashutin, Yevgeny Voskresensky - actors of theater and cinema

Sergei Novikov and Viktor Shkulev

A special preview of the exhibition was visited by Eva Polna, who is an admirer of Alexander Kupalyan's art.

Svetlana Gerasimova (VS unio art gallery) and singer Eva Polna

Elena Shkuleva - General director of the VS unio art gallery said that Alexander Kupalyan is the artist who creates modern art by the methods of classical painting.

Artem Rezakov and Elena Shkuleva

The guests of the vernissage re-opened for themselves and got acquainted with the new reading by the young artist of traditional subjects of fine art, such as the story of Herostratus, the Death of Pompeii, the tragedy of Guernica.

Excursion from the artist

The actor and TV host Alexander Nosik noted for himself the influence of Mikhail Vrubel's oeuvre and the surrealism of Salvador Dali.

Svetlana Gerasimova (VS unio art gallery) and actor Alexander Nosik

Yegor Konchalovsky who highly appreciated the artist's talent congratulated Alexander Kupalyan with the debut.

Yegor Konchalovsky

The exhibition is accompanied by the catalog of the VS unio art gallery. The partner of the event was SimpleWine, guests were treated to Lanson champagne.


The dates of the exhibition: September 18, 2018 - January 26, 2019.
Gallery address: Business Quarter "ARMA", Nizhny Susalny per., 5/5A, - 1 floor
Opening hours of the gallery: Tuesday - Saturday 12:00 - 20:00
Free entrance