Igor Vulokh’s exhibition "Remembering Igor Vulokha" automatic translate
с 12 Октября
по 13 Ноября
Галерея Файн Арт
4-ый Сыромятнический переулок, д.1/8С9, Центр современного искусства ВИНЗАВОД
2018-year-anniversary year of artist Igor Vulokh
Igor Alexandrovich Vulokh (January 3, 1938, Kazan - November 28, 2012, Moscow) is a nonconformist artist of the 60s, one of the classics of abstraction and minimalism. He was born in Kazan, graduated from the Kazan Art College in 1958, then studied at the Art Department of VGIK. The creative formation of the artist occurred in the late 50’s and 60’s, when the "thaw" and "freeze" followed one another. It was in this period that art began to form, parallel to the official one, - nonconformism. Igor Vulokh, because of his extreme individualism, has always been on the sidelines of various factions, his path is the path of a single person. However, the master’s work became an organic part of the new international artistic trend that arose in the late 50’s - early 60’s.
In the 1960s young Igor Vulokh began searching for his own creative path. In the beginning there was a figurative expressive painting, basically - landscapes, dehumanized, filled with dead elements of a once-living nature. The metaphysical nature of the works of this period, their illusory evidence of the desire of the young author through the visible objective world to express the invisible, sensually sensible. Gradually, his search went beyond the visible, empirical and led to non-objective plasticity. In 1968 I. Vulokh began a series of white minimalist works, which he wrote all his life - "white Vulokh".
The external impulses of the works of Igor Vulokh are simple, they are reflected in the names of the works - landscape, interior, still life, detail. But in his picturesque decisions there are no specific images of the object world. The artist does not display objects as such, but sets of sensations, emotional-sensory perceptions of the structure of the surrounding world in its continuous change. Vuloch’s paintings are mean rhythmic systems in which the color or non-color (white) interacts with the texture, the plane of the canvas is with relief, the straight lines are parallel or intersect. In these abstract compositions, the artist often includes a very real phenomenon - the horizon line, more precisely - its illusion. He achieves this by gradually thickening, and then completely merging the relief parallel lines, or by successively reducing the convex forms to extinction. Looking at the canvases of Igor Vulokh, we do not see the plane of the canvas, the artist takes us on that side of the picture, into infinity. I. Vudokha’s graphics are full of color. His compositions on paper from bright large spots, stripes, lines seem to carry a light source. They create the effect of multilayeredness, multidimensionality, airiness and often cause quite specific images, for example, changes of seasons or days.
In 1961, Igor Vulok acquainted with the poet Gennady Aigi. They become friends for life, Igor created illustrations for Aigi’s poetry, and the poet devoted a series of poems to him. More than 10 joint books were published in Russia and abroad. Igor Vulokh also created a series of graphic works for the poems of the Swedish poet Tumas Transtremer (Nobel laureate in literature in 2011), who became his favorite illustrations. The exhibition of these drawings was held at the Fine Art Gallery in 2001, and the poet himself was present. In 1988, in Denmark, Troels Andersen publishes the first monograph on Vuloch.
In 1996, Fine Art Gallery and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation nominated I. Vulokha for the State Prize, and he became its nominee. The works of Igor Vulokh are fascinating, simple at first glance, they then cause a complex range of experiences, thoughts, fantasies. Irina Filatova