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The Creative Union of Russian Artists presents an exhibition of the open-air painting of two Moscow artists: Ilya Trofimov and Valery Sopp.
This is the fourth exposition within the framework of the exhibition activity of the Moscow Plein Air Group. The group exists since 2011, includes a small circle of artists who somehow gravitate toward joint marches on the streets of Moscow. In this case Valery Sopp and Ilya Trofimov represent an expanded series of their works inspired by Moscow.
The names of the previous exhibitions: «Moscow’s Edge», «Exit to the City», «Lanes offline», as well as the name of this exposition: «Ivanovskaya Gorka» express a special intimate line of relationships with your beloved city.
The participants of the Moscow Plein Air are united by attachment to the historical center, which retained its appeal, despite the dramatic changes of the last decades. In a sense, it is the city’s aura that overcomes the time frame that eludes the concrete incarnation, unites artists. Plainer simply allows you to approach it.
The choice of motive, as a rule, is the choice of the heart. The eye gives way to spiritual preference, proving a simple truth: visual art can not be reduced to pure optics. Always remains the artist’s personality with his memory, the twists of fate, with his own special perception.
At the same time, plein air is the search for a possible solid foundation in the groundlessness of the available reality. He restores the distorted space, reunites disparate plans. Plein air is a way to slow down the walk so much that you can have time to look at the face of houses, the asphalt irregularities, to experience physical pleasure from the bend of the street.
Valery Sopp, celebrating his 70th birthday is a brilliant, passionate draftsman and engraver. Its lines form expressive structures, their sharpness and whimsical breaks have a source of a lively, energetic temperament. And in painting, the artist steadily achieves his goal, tirelessly reprogramming the finished, seemingly, work, until he gets the right color, until the relationship begins to play with special force. His compositions convey this feature of creativity, they must necessarily «ring» like a strung string, its color must surpass the monotony of nature, the shadows find a strict boundary, and even the branches of trees to find rhythmic, coordinated movements. This inconsistency, this relentlessness in the work, is somewhat reminiscent of the character of modern Moscow - a shifted one, rising from its place. In constant concern for improvement, decorating yourself, looking into the future.
Ilya Trofimov is an art critic, poet and artist in one person. His pen has articles about the work of many famous artists of Moscow. Such as Viktor Glukhov, Nikolai Tuzhilin, Gennady Efimochkin, Valery Babin, Irina Pokladova, Yuri Grigoryan, Umit Beck, Vera Elnitskaya, Andrey Korovin, Alexander Kotlyarov, Andrey Rodionov, Mikhail Konovalov, Marina Kabysh, Mara Daugaviete, and others.
The artist owns several large series of non-figurative works under the general title «The Structure of the Landscape». Occupations plein air became for him a way to overcome the limitations and one-sidedness of the language of abstract painting.
According to the artist, the aggressive offensive of the so-called, «modern», contemporary art, raises the question of the survival of the national school, leads to the loss of a huge number of meanings connected with the realistic tradition. There is a long way to overcome the aesthetic uncertainty and negativity accumulated by contemporary art. This is indicated by the bashful silence of the worldview aspects of this struggle. The activities of the Moscow Plein Air Group can be viewed as an anti-globalist gesture.
Poems by Ilya Trofimov about Moscow
Empty glow bistro,
The last subway is knocking,
And the heart hears
Under the slush
The granite glistens.
Already the cold city is asleep
With a sad woman of mine.
As if the hour you added,
To the number were added zeros,
Errors stupid corrected,
We went for a walk in Fili.
A special life,
Look at the turn of the river.
There, green and blue,
And lights are lit.
Say: my Moscow -
And you will become a Muscovite.
Shoulder her shoulder,
And other things that should be to the Muscovites.
She was thinking open at the window.
And - do not be shy - ask her about what.
Valery Sopp - a member of the TKHR, MAU, SIIH, a member of the Moscow Plein Air Group of Artists;
Corresponding Member of the Academy of Folk Art of Russia;
He was awarded with bronze and silver medals of the TSHR, the gold medal of the ANI;
Works are in the museums of Moscow, Vologda, Omsk, Yaroslavl, Samara, Basel and Nyon (Switzerland), Bergamo (Italy), Oklahoma (USA), Istanbul (Turkey) and private collections in Russia and abroad.
Ilya Trofimov - was born in Moscow; He studied at Moscow State University. M.V. Lomonosov;
Member of the TSKhR, MoA, founder of the Moscow Plein Air Group of Artists;
Art critic, author of publications about contemporary artists in Moscow;
The author of the poetic collection «18 km to happiness«;
Laureate of the independent literary prize «Living Literature» in the nomination «Poetry» (2011);
Works are kept in the Pushkin Museum. A. Pushkin, museums of Saratov, Irbit.