Valery Turchin

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST

Valery Turchin
Burganov’s Motifs: The Assault of Images Operating in Space. Dialogue with Chaos

#2 2010 (27)

According to Alexander Burganov, art is perhaps one of the few types of evidence that most accurately reflects the general confusion in our souls. Intellectual, sensual, experimental, traditional… There are many options available for understanding Burganov's art. His oeuvre should not be reviewed chronologically – chronology is irrelevant here. Nor should we concentrate on typology, because the composition of his art will appear to have more complexity than any possible classification can accommodate. Perhaps it is more appropriate to review separate works. To understand their meaning and form, and the techniques used to create them. Then we can proceed to conclusions…

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V. TOURCHIN
CUBISME + КУБИЗМ + KUBISMUS = …

#1 2003 (01)

Comprising about 170 paintings, drawings and prints, including outstanding works on loan from many of Europe's most important museums, the exhibitions impressively visualize the interaction between Russian Cubism and the predominantly French Cubist movement in Western Europe. Thus, following its significant exhibition of Italian Futurism in 2001, the Sprengel Museum in Hannover and the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow documented, in the equally comprehensive exhibitions, a further international artistic movement of the beginning of the 20th century. As the first modern art movement of the 20th century in Western Europe, Cubism immediately became known through such famous artists as Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and Juan Gris, above all in Russia, but also in Germany. Confrontation with early Cubism as a movement that waived realistic depiction and divided the subject matter into geometrical, primarily cubic shapes decisively triggered the development of avant-garde ways of thinking in Russia and resulted in the abstract movements of Suprematism and Constructivism and, ultimately, in a return to representational principles.

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