Azam Atakhanov. "Poem of Meanings" automatic translate
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The exhibition project of Azam Atakhanov "Poem of Meanings" will be held in the ARTSTORY Gallery from June 6 to July 28, 2019. Visitors can expect a bright, colorful, but full of philosophical allusions journey into the world fascinating with its beauty. We will meet not only with a virtuoso painter-colorist, possessing an inimitable sense of color, but also with a poet and thinker. Atakhanov - an artist who synthesizes in his works the cultural traditions of the Persian East, the Russian avant-garde and the European Renaissance, shows a different, metaphysical aspect of reality, only outwardly similar to the surrounding reality.
For the artist, the most important categories of painting are color and space: he is interested in color saturation, a truly found tone, his “sound” in the picture. “Initially, the task of painting is to create and transmit images, information, feelings with the help of color, as in music using sound. Everything related to color, space and its influence on the viewer is what I have been doing for 30 years, ”says Atakhanov.
The master calls the source of inspiration the beauty of nature and man in her; everything that man creates: works of art and architecture, poetry, gardens and villages, dwellings and objects of folk art, and of course, music. Art for Azam Atakhanov is the creation of the good, the true, the attribute of which is the beautiful. “How does music differ from noise, painting from a painted plane, literature from a job description? Only beauty. Only true beauty gives art a meaning. To comprehend and convey it is the only real task of the artist. ”
Speaking about the origins of the artist’s creative manner, the representatives of the “first avant-garde”, who possessed the universal, pantheistic thinking, are often called: P. Kuznetsov, R. Falk, D. Shterenberg; as well as N. Krymov and V. Favorsky. From them - the attitude to the details of the landscape as spiritualized creatures. And the monumentality of the paintings refers to another series of spiritual teachers: the artists of the Italian Renaissance - Duccio, Giotto, Fra Angelico, Gozzoli, and especially Mantegna and Tintoretto.
The existence of a figure in a natural landscape is a no less significant element of Atakhanov’s painting philosophy. Traditional oriental plots or female images, which are found in almost every painting by the master, only at first glance carry the main meaning in the works. Here we should talk about the intertwining of meanings, about returning to deep roots, to those times when painting was based on philosophy and religion. This is a line drawn from the fascination with Persian miniature and Sufi culture.
The name of the exhibition in the ARTSTORY gallery “Poem about Meanings” refers us to the work of Rumi, the great Persian Sufi poet. The artist, putting philosophical meaning into his works, always suggests to think about the main thing, about the eternal and non-accidental. "If you do not go by the way of knowledge and teachings, then you cease to grow and at some point you cease to exist, just like your creativity."
The exposition will include works created in the last 10 years, including such landmark for Atakhanov’s works as “Dam in the mountains” (2010), “Farewell” (2010), “Conversation about the innermost” (2009), “Wake up, Azam”! ”(2013),“ Artists in the Temple ”(2013),“ Singer ”(2013),“ Earth – Mother ”(2019),“ Good News ”(2019).
Azam Atakhanov was born in 1964 in the city of Dushanbe. He graduated from the Republican Art School in Dushanbe in 1983 and the Moscow Higher Industrial Art School (b. Stroganov) in 1989. Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR (since 1990) and the Moscow Union of Artists (since 1997). He made creative trips to Italy, France, Sri Lanka, unique natural and historical places of Tajikistan (1998-2013). He taught at the Moscow State Art and Industry Academy. Stroganov in the departments of academic and monumental painting (from 2004 to 2012). Participant of many art exhibitions in Russia and abroad since 1988, including in the Russian Museum (2014); National Museum of Kazakhstan (2014); Museum of Contemporary History of Russia (2007); National Museum of Fine Arts of China (2006); State Museum of the East (2001, 2005, 2010, 2016). The works are in the collections of the State Museum of the East; State Museum of Fine Arts of Tatarstan; Moscow Museum of Modern Art; State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSIZO; National Museum of Fine Arts. Kamoliddin Behzod (Dushanbe); Museum of Fine Arts (Tyumen); as well as in many other museum and private collections in Russia and abroad.