Museyib Amirov’s exhibition "Blues of the Solar Wind" Automatic translate
с 24 Апреля
по 19 Мая
Галерея искусств Зураба Церетели
ул. Пречистенка, 19
The Russian Academy of Arts presents an exhibition of works by the honored artist of Azerbaijan Museib Amirov “The Blues of the Solar Wind”.
The exposition will comprise about one hundred, created from 2015 to the present, of paintings and graphic works by one of the most prominent representatives of modern art life in Azerbaijan. Some of them will be on display for the first time.
Organizers: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Russian Federation, Russian Academy of Arts. Supported by Artavis.
The curator of the exhibition is Maria Filatova.
Museib Amirov was born in Baku in 1963. In 1979 he graduated from the Azerbaijan State Art College named after A. Azimzade, in 1987 - Azerbaijan State University of Arts and Culture named after M.A. Aliyev. Since 1996, a member of the Union of Artists of Azerbaijan.
Museib Amirov’s creative career began at a time when masters who stood at the origins of the Absheron school of painting worked in the republic: Rasim Babaev, Senan Gurbanov, Kamal Akhmed, Ashraf Murad, Javad Mirjavadov, Gennady Brizhatyuk. He considers these artists to be his mentors. Undoubtedly, the father, a talented painter Arif Amirov, played much less than we would like, because the naked female nature in his paintings was unacceptable to Soviet censors for an important role in the formation of personality. Now we can talk about the Amirov dynasty - his son Arif and daughter Aysel convincingly declare themselves interesting conceptual projects.
Museib Amirov’s paintings and graphic works, both large, large-scale and chamber, reflect the artist’s world, complex and multidimensional. In this world there is a place for lyrical memories of childhood, sounding a nostalgic transparent melody, and emotional experiences associated with modern reality. Having absorbed the ideas of European artists of different eras, from the Renaissance to the Russian avant-garde, American painters, as well as masters of the Absheron school, Museib found his own language, in his own way interpreting both relevant topics and eternal themes of art.
M. Amirov often portrays Absheron, bringing the image to perfect purity, creating clear, laconic, as a rule, deserted compositions in which the bright sun turns buildings, household items and children’s toys into almost abstract objects. Another aspect of Amirov’s painting is the realities of today’s Baku, a vibrant modern metropolis. In this world, on the contrary, there is no harmony and silence, it contrasts sharply with the deserted Absheron landscapes with its feverish rhythm of repeating, fragmenting forms. The heated bodies on the beach, the figures of people, the contours of cars turn into an inseparable mass, almost decoratively filling the surface of the canvas. The artist himself appears distantly looking at this troubled world.
“Painting is the search for truth, and the artist is its vehicle, catalyst, a kind of stalker,” says Museyib Amirov.
Doing art seriously means being a little philosopher. Museiib Amirov, as a true intellectual, is prone to constant reflection and introspection. To this day, sometimes, crossing the threshold of the workshop, he feels like a beginner, shy in front of a white canvas, but experience says that after a few hours of patient work he may be lucky to experience what is called inspiration in the language of the average man, but in fact is the result the artist’s struggle with himself, his own uncertainty, fatigue.
Among the largest international projects of recent years, in which Museiib Amirov participated, is a series of traveling exhibitions Fly to Baku; International Art Exhibition, Luxembourg (2003); international exhibition Grands et jeunes d’aujourd’hui, Espace Auteuil, Paris (2003); exhibition “Baku - Paris. 20 artists ”, Orangeri de Senat, Paris (2004); Premier Agency, Istanbul, Turkey (2004); “Exhibition of Contemporary Artists of Azerbaijan”, IMF Gallery, Washington (2004); “Berlin - Baku”, GmbH Gallery, Berlin (2007); "Exhibition of Artists of Azerbaijan", Seoul (2011).
The works of M. Amirov are presented in the Marmara Gallery (Istanbul), in the funds of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in the galleries Sanat, Ojag and Q Qallery, in the Azerbaijan National Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern art (Baku), as well as in private collections in Azerbaijan, Turkey, USA, Russia, Sweden, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Norway and Denmark.
The exhibition runs until May 19, 2019