ABOUT PAVEL SHAPPO, AUTHOR OF THE SETS AND THE COSTUMES OF “A LEGEND OF THE LAKE” AT THE SOFIA OPERA AND BALLET
Pavel Shappo is one of the important painters of Belarus. He lives and works in Minsk, Moscow and St Petersburg. He has been actively exhibiting his art since the late 1990s. His creative career started in Vitebsk, where his father – a well-known graphic artist Vladimir Shappo – worked at that moment.
There Pavel graduated from the faculty of graphic arts of Vitebsk State Pedagogical University and fell in love with the artistic atmosphere of the city created by the great masters – Lissitzky, Malevich, Pen, Falk and Chagall. Then he moved to Minsk, worked in St Petersburg, Baku, Moscow, participated in plein air events in Warsaw and Mexico.
Pavel works as a painter, set designer, film and theatre production designer.
He enjoys working in different arts: feature films visual imagery and stylistic solutions, scriptwriting and implementation of multimedia projects, installations, interior design.
Since 2010 – a member of the Belarusian Union of Designers.
Since 2013 – a member of the Belarusian Union of Cinematographers.
Since 2015 – a member of Belarusian Union of Artists.
We offer you a part of Shappo’s sketches, which he prepared for the set design and the costumes of “A Legend of the Lake”, the premiere of which will be on 15 March at the Sofia Opera and Ballet.