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Vasily
Pochitsky (dr. Klein)

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Avant-garde artist and musician Vasily Vasilyevich Pochitskiy was born in Rechitsa in 1967. He made the decision to devote his life to art while studying at the Rechitsa Art School.

He worked at the weaving factory "Red October" in Rechitsa, was engaged in self-education, studied the world art culture.

In 1986 he began his career as a freelance artist, first at home, then in Moscow, where he became interested in contemporary conceptual art. Exhibited with Moscow artists in the Mars gallery, a series of his graphic works were sold at the famous Sotheby's auction. Having received a proposal for cooperation with the Vita-Nova gallery, in 1992

Organizer and participant of a number of art and cultural events. Among them is the festival of alternative cinema "Unknown Flight of Gagarin", where Pochitsky also acts as a film director. He participated in the Galactic Fashion show; annual events supported by the Minsk Planetarium, including the art festival “Children of Tsiolkovsky” (with the participation of pupils from a boarding school for the deaf), the play “Space Conquest” by the Bumbuki theater under the direction of S. Mikhalka and others.

In 1999, the first personal exhibition of Vasily Pochitsky "Herbarium of Dr. Klein"

In 2000, the project "The Magic Eye of Dr. Klein" was released.

In 2001, the artist took part in the International Exhibition of Contemporary Art "Black Wind - White Land" at the UN headquarters of contemporary art in New York, which was then exhibited in Switzerland, Japan and Ireland. In 2002 Belpochta issued a postal envelope with a reproduction of the painting "Snail Drivers".

All his exhibitions have demonstrated the originality of the artist's creative personality. Thus, in 2007, the Podzemka gallery opened an exhibition “Gagarin is alive”, where, in addition to moving and stationary objects containing one or another reference to Yuri Gagarin, visitors were expected to see wonderful metamorphoses of the author himself, performing songs sometimes in the mask of Fantomas and the Elephant then wearing glasses and a pilot's helmet.

In 2009, the Rechitsa Renaissance Foundation presented 37 works at the Rumyantsev and Paskevich Palace. Among them is a series of grotesque compositions from the field of the absurd.

V. Pochitsky's works are in private collections and museums in Belarus, Russia, France, USA, Ireland, etc.

Rolling Stone magazine (Russia) named him one of the best artists in Belarus

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