OPEN BLACK

24th - 27th of May 2018

Kazan, community workshop Qullar 

Concept:

The whole series of dark works Open black appeared during the process of rethinking and studying the black color by the artist.  The paintings were all painted in the style of abstract minimalism in oil on canvas. Compositions of dark shades, iridescences and transitions, gloss and matte canvas are clearly thought out for immersion in darkness. But what is darkness? This is individual for everyone. Forget the question - What do you see? Ask a question - What do you feel? With this approach you can consider and learn about canvases. This color is one of the most mysterious and contradictory, with a very difficult fate. The attitude to black has historically changed very much: from a sacred attitude to fear, from love to hate, from a sense of luxury to an association of poverty. But people have always been attracted to such a deep and bright shade. The human eye doesn't see an object in only one color, even if the object is flat and named in one color. Our eye sees a lot of shades, reflections, highlights, reflexes. And all together, a certain tone is obtained, which collects the entire spectrum of shades.

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