Organized optimism. Alexey Lantsev Exhibition 05/12/2018 automatic translate
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Музей современного искусства Эрарта
Васильевский остров, 29-я линия, д.2
Hedonism and the joy of life in modern art is a rare phenomenon, but Alexey Lantsev synthesizes solar energy with the help of canvas and paints. It seems that his paintings are sharing with the viewer vitamin D and the hormone of happiness.
A similar graphic practice existed among the Impressionists, who erected 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 method - in the bright sun he dissolves all that is unnecessary. Only pure paints and decorative stains remain, which turn into realistic images due to lines and details. Using fabrics and special methods of applying paint, the artist achieves a special transparency of color and the effect of stained glass, creating the feeling that the source of light is inside the picture.
Among Russian authors, Alexei Lantsev is close to the artists of the “World of Art” association with their sense of inner silence and organicity. Like the world artists, Lantsev focuses on the aesthetics of the plot, likes to appeal to urban landscapes. With the "World of Art" it is also related to the special clarity and transparency of color, the confidence of drawing skills.
But nevertheless, in his field of work, Alexey Lantsev is closer to expressionism. In the visual art of the 20th century, this method of comprehending and displaying reality became dominant. Unlike the founders, Alexei Lantsev’s expression does not arise as a result of shock or internal conflict - on the contrary, it transmits 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 daily whirlwind, give him a little rest, feel the lightness of being and liberation from himself. Perhaps the most important thing in the painting of Lantsev is the highest degree of inner freedom and energy, which is transmitted to the viewer, raises him above himself, ennobles and leads him to another level of consciousness.