Shtager Gallery specialises in Russian and international contemporary art and has been active in London for 5 years. Bringing the expertise from St Petersburg, the cultural free-thinking capital of Russia, the founder Marina Shtager continues to introduce to the British public the important contemporary Russian and international artists. Among them are Gregori Maiofis (b. 1967) distinguish bromoils printmaker; Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai (b. 1969, Russia), who represented Russia at the 58th Venice Biennale; a pioneer of digital art Marina Alexeeva (b. 1959, Russia); acclaimed painters Vitaliy Pushnitskiy (b. 1967, Russia); Japanese multimedia artist and filmmaker Yusuke Akamatsu (b. 1967, Japan); London-based sculptor Katia Kesic (b. 1986, UK) and Valery Katsuba (b. 1965), Russian born Spanish photographer.
Establishment and sustainment of the elevating dialogue between Eastern European, Russian and international artistic practices are one of the core aims of the Shtager gallery program, alongside promoting collaboration, mutual understanding and crossover synergies. Building creative bridges between contexts and concepts, in which the artists are operating, allow registering of the aesthetic nuances and sensitivities hidden from the naked eye.