Victor Mordasov is showcasing his "Faces of Tradition"—a tribute to the Jewish people—in addition to his secular works, at Burchtree Fine Art Gallery in Eagle Village Shops in Wayne.
The show runs through March 30.
Mordasov studied at the College of Art and the Academy of Art in Minsk, Belarus before immigrating with his family to the United States in 1995.
Well known for his paintings in the style of Rembrandt, Mordasov was inspired by the Holocaust as a major theme many of his portrayals. Fearing that the next generation has already forgotten what had happened to the millions of Jews who perished during that time, Mordasov desires to preserve this memory in his exemplary work.
His authenticity and sensitivity gives life to the words found in history books. Mordasov’s interpretation and lifelike portrayal of faces of those who suffered such atrocities is felt on his canvases.
Approximately 800,000 Jews, almost 90 percent of the country’s Jewish population were killed in Belarus during the Holocaust. According to the 2009 census, there were only about 13,000 Jews remaining.
This information was provided by Burchtree Fine Art Gallery.