Art project CONTRA-POST automatic translate
с 13 по 22 Мая
Зал изобразительных искусств Поволжского отделения Российской академии художеств
Лаврушинский пер. 15
CONTRAPOST (Italian. Contrapposto - "opposite", from the Latin. Contra - "against" and postis - "pillar, abutment") is one of the methods of shaping, which consists in a contrasting arrangement of masses, volumes, balanced with respect to the axis of symmetry, which creates a sense of dynamic equilibrium. Contrapost, invented by Policlet, is used in sculpture from the period of the early classics, reliving periods of oblivion and a surge of interest in different eras, developing and filling with new meanings, flowing from sculpture to other forms of art. Contrapost is one of the main techniques that an artist must master as part of an academic education system.
The goal of the project is to update the concept of contraception, prompting participants to reflect on this traditional professional artistic technique in a new way, expanding its area of application, transferring contrasts from volume-spatial relations to the graphic plane, to techniques, to the meaningful content...
The project involves 11 artists from Tatarstan, who represent different age and regional groups: the middle and young generation of artists, the capital of the republic, Kazan, and the large regional center, Naberezhnye Chelny. Each of the artists, remaining in the area of personal artistic predilections that is comfortable for themselves, revealed in contrasts the meaning closest to him, his dual groups of contrasting oppositions and his decision in the search for their dynamic equilibrium. The curator of the project and mentor of young artists Alexander Artamonov, with his characteristic edifying ability, connects the didactics of historical artifacts with the play of forms, rhythms and textures, drawing the viewer into the dramaturgy of plane-spatial constructions following the constructive scheme of the classical contrasts. Vera Karaseva explores contraception at the level of pure form and, in search of balance, decomposes plastic movement into structural components. Irina Antonova shifts the counterpost to the mental level, opposing the earthly and the heavenly, trying to present this eternal dualism in its dynamic development. Vladislav Baranov applies a counterpost to calligraphy, Arabic and Cyrillic, exploring the processes of interaction between harmony and chaos. By contrasting the multidirectional movement, interpenetration and opposition of black and white, he explores the nature of Good and Evil, a continuous struggle and compromise between which are the essence of Being.
Young authors, using contraception, consider such diverse phenomena as the agony of creativity (Aigul Munirova), the cycle of life and death (Rushaniya Shaikhutdinova), the contradictions of urbanism (Regina Iksanova), the greatness of Nature (Regina Mavrina), find an original reading of the “ancient contraste” in applying to the human figure, referring to the techniques of collage thinking (Ekaterina Renkova-Semina).
All works are made in a variety of graphic techniques, both original (ink, pen, brush), and printed - linocut, collage, etching, dry needle, silk-screen printing, as well as all sorts of their combinations, trying to find new expressive possibilities in their unusual combinations.
The curator of the exhibition is of great interest in how European artists perceive the ancient tradition that has reigned in European art for centuries, and today it is being actively supplanted from the artistic consciousness and from the educational process. Therefore, European artists such as Roberto Janinetti, Danilo Ferrero, Chiara Giorgetti from Italy, Walter Rindon from Poland were invited to participate in the exhibition. And if in the works of the Pole of Rindon, the ancient tradition is present as a quote, as a kind of tuning fork of the work, then in the works of Italian graphics there is a counterpost only as a formal device, understood very broadly and yielding interesting results related more to the field of graphic design.
After Moscow, the exhibition will be shown in Kazan, Naberezhnye Chelny, Saratov and Vercelli (Italy).
Organizers: Creative Union of Artists of Russia, Povolzhsky Branch of the Russian Academy of Arts, Experimental Creative Workshops (graphic laboratory).
Curator: Alexander Artamonov (Kazan), Honorary Member of the Arts, Honored Artist of the Republic of Tatarstan.
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