Organized optimism. Exhibition of Alexei Lantsev Automatic translate
с 30 Ноября
по 24 Февраля
Музей современного искусства Эрарта
Васильевский остров, 29-я линия, д.2
Hedonism and the joy of life in contemporary art are rare, but Aleksey Lantsev synthesizes solar energy using canvas and paints. It seems that his paintings are sharing with the viewer vitamin D and the hormone of happiness.
A similar fine practice existed among the Impressionists, who raised sunlight to the level of a deity, smoothing out not only the details of the surrounding world, but also the difficulties of life. Alexey Lantsev uses a similar technique - in the bright sun he dissolves everything that is unnecessary. Only pure paints and decorative spots remain, which turn into realistic images due to lines and details. Using fabrics and special methods of applying paint, the artist achieves special transparency of color and the effect of stained glass, creating the feeling that the light source is inside the picture.
Of the Russian authors, artists of the “World of Art” association are close to Alexei Lantsev with their sense of inner silence and organicity. Like the world of art, Lantsev is focused on the aesthetics of the plot, likes to appeal to urban landscapes. He is also related to the “World of Art” by special clarity and transparency of color, and confidence in drawing skill.
But nevertheless, in his area of work, Alexei Lantsev is closer to expressionism. In the fine arts of the 20th century, this method of awareness and reflection of reality has become dominant. Unlike the founders of the direction, Alexey Lantsev’s expression does not arise as a result of shock or internal conflict - on the contrary, it conveys to the viewer a cheerful, optimistic state of mind, conveys a sense of perpetual motion in the modern world of high, but comfortable speeds. The artist creates a picture-vacation, a picture-journey. His task is to push the viewer out of the everyday whirlwind, give him a little rest, feel the ease of being and liberation from himself. Perhaps the most important thing in Lantsev’s painting is the highest degree of inner freedom and energy that is transmitted to the viewer, lifts him above himself, ennobles and brings to a different level of consciousness.