Published: March 26, 2012
Sculpture and paintings by Andrei Krasulin
November 10 at the Marble Palace, State Russian Museum opens an exhibition of Moscow's famous sculptor and painter Andrew Krasulina, organized for the anniversary of the master. The exhibition includes 20 sculptures, 10 paintings and 50 engravings in different years.
Andrei Krasulin was born in Moscow in 1934. In 1953 Krasulin entered the Moscow Higher School of Industrial Art in the department of monumental and decorative sculpture, where his teacher was Saul Rabinowitz. During the years of training in the art university the young artist was "filled with disgust for what the school called the sculpture". Refusing to and from the ideas of domestic underground Krasulin sent its forces in the monumental and decorative sculpture.
In the late 60s the sculptor has developed a series of so-called "gardens of plants", in which natural objects are transformed into abstraction. From junk materials - logs, planks - Krasulin creates non-objective reliefs, which 80 years are made in a whole series of "Fences" and "Stan". And in the '70s, he introduces into his work elements of pop art.
In 1979, after the "Exhibition of Moscow Artists" at the Kuznetsk bridge, his work has acquired the Russian Museum.
In recent decades, Krasulin longer works in painting and drawing. In this kind of art he emphatically rejects the image of the real object and refers to the non-objective art, in which a language of form, rhythm, proportion, and associative links. In a new big project, on which work began in 2000, Krasulin experimenting in his new technique - the printed graph. In this project, two members: the writer and artist. Writer - L.E.Ulitskaya, wife of the artist, whose manuscripts used in the etchings, Krasulin turns them into pictorial form. Drafts - a handwritten flow (and bearing the stamp of personality, and departed the time), as well as typewritten text (in which the element of "handwriting" is ordered), the target of a graphical interpretation of the artist. Krasulin invents a set of techniques and increasing kserokopiruya fragment of a manuscript of the line, even some of the letters. Living tissue of the text becomes the backdrop for the press, in which the author introduces his favorite graphic motifs - a prism, a shamrock, the console, the ornament.
The exhibition includes early works by the master: clay, "Head" (1960), "Portrait of a Father" (1969, copper) and "Portrait" (1979, stone), demonstrating the interest of the author to the traditions of art of the archaic, primitive, devoid of narrative and embodies abstract concepts.
1970 for the domestic arts were a time of discovery of ancient architecture, wooden sculpture, these traditionally used in monumental and decorative works of the sculptor. (Dramatic Theatre in Tula, 1969). Krasulina Sculptures made in the tree - it works, "mindful" of their ancestral connection to architecture, they are constructive and monumental. In some works it retains the integrity of the powerful trunk of a tree ("Hero", 1974), and sometimes, by contrast, uses the opportunity to organize a separate entity "dies" or "flakes" that have different force vectors ("Heraldic relief," 1979, "Carnival figure ", 1978). We are always exposed himself Krasulina technique that detects the beginning of strong-willed master, the energy of the creative act. While working on a sketch of the monument V.V.Vysotskomu he uses the device of cross-cutting relief, "ragged," the hard break in the thick of an inert material, creating a kind of plastic metaphor of the poet and singer - a landmark figure of his time.
In painting, the artist close to the traditions of Russian avant-garde 1910s - 20s. For the artist's abstraction from everyday life is a way to see life in its main categories: the origin and disappearance of chaos and order ...
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