Kyiv . Ya Gallery Art Center
02.09.2013 – 06.11.2013
We are inviting you to the opening of the project with the participation of the artist that will take place in Ya Gallery Art Center in Kyiv, at 49B Khoryva Str., on September 4th, from 19.00 to 21.30.
I consider Tatlin the only creative force, capable of pushing art beyond the trenches of old position lines. What is his strength? It is his power, absolutely pure and organic. He is a master head to toes.
Art is usually divided into various genres, such as painting, graphics, object. But each of these genres gravitates to the others, creating tandems or temporary alliances.
...Looking at a pile of old stretchers, lying around in my studio without business, I saw a pure form, declaring a new approach to painting: painting without canvas - that's where pure art is!
It reminded me of Tatlin's way of thinking. If only I could build something with these stretchers to dedicate to him! And sure to paint them with enamel, like fences in the street. Black wooden planks are compiled into projection of "resistance-interaction". This is a reminder-association with Tatlin's structures, erected in a modern space.
Color black is emptiness. Yellow is life-affirming content.
Drawing attention to the "background" of the artwork - the stretcher - we turn to ourselves. What are we like on the inside? Perhaps, it is us that were painted and hammered together in groups?
Or perhaps, painting doesn't really need the classic approach anymore - canvas and oil?
Vladimir Tatlin (1885 - 1953) - famous Soviet painter, graphic artist, designer and theater artist. One of the most prominent of the Russian avant-garde art and the founder of constructivism in art.