projects:Alexander F. Sklyar
Art Monaco 2011
Birthday of Piero
Celebrating Holiday Eve
Parisian Salon d'Automne
Rhythm. Shape. Construction
This year Shazina Gallery will treat art lovers with the works by unique artists of the XX and XXI centuries: legendary Varvara Bubnova (1886-1983); mysterious Evgeny Dunaevsky (1931-2000); perfect and consistent constructivist Vladimir Andreenkov (born 1930) who continues the tradition of the Russian Avant-guard; infinite and magic Shavkat Abdusalamov (born 1930) whose works combine the great European traditions with the Asian philosophy; and certainly the modern Abkhazian artists – Adgur Dzidzaria and Konstantine Inal-Ipa.
All the artists are the undoubted stars in the art world, and their works, displayed at Shazina Gallery booth, constitute extraordinary discovery and unique investment opportunity in the framework of the Moscow World Fine Art Fair.
VARVARA BUBNOVA 1886-1983
«The balance of gravity and levity is like a single harmonious chord. It begets the poetry of a painting, its lyric and tension. Void in a painting makes for decorative and monumental effect. The motion of lines is more free and clear in the emptiness, rather than in the plenum.» V. Bubnova.
Varvara Bubnova graduated from the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts and was well known among the Russian Avant-garde artists. She was a member of the "Union of Youth", "Jack of Diamonds" and "Donkey's Tail." Bubnova took part in exhibitions together with K. Malevich, V. Mayakovsky, M. Larionov, N. Goncharova, O. Rozanova. She worked in INKhuK with V. Kandinsky, A. Rodchenko, V. Stepanova, L. Popova. The cavalier of the Order of the Precious Crown, the highest imperial award in Japan. Born in St. Petersburg in 1886, Bubnova lived and worked in Japan from 1922, and in 1958, returned to her homeland and settled in Sukhum, Abkhazia.
EVGENI DUNAEVSKY 1932-2000
Evgeni Dunaevsky was one of the most mysterious Moscow artists of the second half of the XX century. Art lovers still have to discover how talented and distinctive artist he was. Evgeni was a perfect master of easel painting with a rare imaginative gift. Dunaevski created a whole range of significant artworks, which deserve special description. His last work was a huge monumental canvas - symbolic picture "Sovremenniki" ("Contemporaries"). The canvas depicted three geniuses, who determined the image and fate of the Silver Age: Blok, Akhmatova and Meyerhold. During the same period, Dunaevsky paints separate canvases - portraits of: Akhmatova, 1994, Meyerhold, 1994-95, Blok, 1999, and a number of works based on biblical stories. His final creation was the masterpiece - "Balaganchik" (“Puppet Show”), 1998-99.
Evgeni Dunaevsky was born in 1932, in the family of the composer Isaak Dunaevsky and the ballet dancer Zinaida Sudeikina. He graduated from the Moscow Art School under the Academy of Art and the Art Institute named after Surikov. He was a member of the Moscow Union of Artists since 1962.
Vladimir Andreenkov, adhering to visible mathematics and clear-cut forms in their perfection, does not lock the space of life, but wonderfully transforms it beyond blurred human consciousness. He succeeds to make an exact from an approximate and he forces you if not to think, but at least to get mobilized internally. As a rule, a person focuses just by looking at a direct line. Line - step. Step - action. Action - legacy.” À.Panfilova.
Vladimir Andreenkov was born in 1930. He studied at the Academy of Art and the Moscow State Academic Art Institute named after V.I. Surikov. He is a member of the Moscow Union of Artists since 1962. Already in the 1960s Andreenkov, along with artists of the “other art” such as Ilya Kabakov, Ivan Chuykov, and Vladimir Yankilevsky, by now acknowledged and well-known, started looking for his own unique artistic style.
The art of Andreenkov continues the tradition of Russian constructivism and resembles great neo-constructivist works by foreign artists Josef Albers, Max Bill, and Richard Paul Lohse.
“It is pointless to describe the paintings of Shavkat Abdusalamov verbally. It is like trying to describe music. One may find indirect images, but most probably they will go in parallel with the original without revealing it. He has been praised by Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, Andrei Tarkovsky, Alfred Schnittke, Elem Klimov. He is the artist standing midway between Christian Europe, bleached-to-the-bone Asia and barely discernable in the mist East. Shavkat A. is not seducing anybody with national exotics. His paintings are like a lazurite in clay framing, cracked by dizzying heat. His parchment figures, with heads touching the sky, are lanky like "Striding Van Gogh" by Osip Tsadkin. They are covered by sand like flour, composed of life’s millstones, and chilled by the blue of the sky.” Y. Norshtein
Shavkat.A (Takvash) was born on the 28 of April 1936 in Tashkent. In 1966 he graduated from the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). Artist, writer, actor, cinema and theater director.
Adgur Dzidzaria’s paintings aspire to touch them with your fingertips. This attraction, desire of the tactile contact resembles the process of recalling or recognizing, when we do not trust our eyes, but resort to the touch, as the most reliable and the very first method to discover the world. But this does not help to uncover the mystery - how an artist can express the metaphysical (soul, spirit) through physical (canvas, brush, paint). Creativity of Adgur is of a rare category that harmonizes a habitat. His multi-layered paintings with complex textures resemble a magic carpet on which layer upon layer "all that was and will be" is recorded, and the flowing harmony of colors, like fine music fills the space with a special meaning and refined style. Only truly great artist can afford to paint like that.
Adgur Dzidzaria was born in 1953, in Sukhum, Abkhazia. He is the president of the Union of Artists of Abkhazià, artist, and art historian. Graduated from the Sukhum Art School in 1968 and from the Tbilisi State Academy of Art in 1977. He has been a member of the Moscow Union of Artists since 1988.
In painting, he believes himself to be closest in spirit to the classics of modern art - Alberto Burri and Antoni Tapies. Abstract expressionism of the artists of the post-war Europe, which is recognized around the world as the brightest reflection of the mood of the era, has become a way of self-expression for Constantine. Abstractions by Constantine Inal-Ipa are spontaneous and free; they are inhabited by the unexpected beauty and the energy of an intuitive sense of motion. He is not afraid of being misunderstood, rejecting external and superficial aesthetics, but rather calls to comprehend "a time of changes" and find your own way to approach the harmony and beauty. Color in the works of the artist, like the light, penetrates the inaccessible in other ways, hidden treasures of the soul.
Costantine Inal-Ipa was born in 1963 in Gudauta, Abkhazia. Graduated from the Yerevan Art and Crafts School in 1980 and from Kharkov Art and Crafts Institute in 1991. Artist, designer.