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Victor X
(1959- )
Nationality: ru Russia


116 artworks   Artistic domains : Painting

How to understand abstract art?

Different people have different opinions:

- Abstract art has certain meaning but I don't know how to find it.
- Abstract art cannot have meaning because it is abstract. It's nothing but decoration.

There are also people who enjoy abstract art. They have possibly read Kandinsky's books - "Concerning Spiritual in Arts" and "Point and Line to Plane".
They were published 100 years ago. They explain similarity between music and visual art.

We tell people from the first group: "Understand abstract art in the same way as you understand music."
We ask people from the second group: "Does music mean anything to you? Music can be equally abstract - unless we speak about songs with explicit lyrics". What is the meaning of classical music? Is it a mere decoration?

The artist's project called Kandinsky Sound illustrates structural and spiritual relation between composition in music and visual art.
A few music samples can be found under the name Buddha Orchestra.

We play music made of images at vernissages. We perform at media events. We've heard opinions as strong as "you've opened my eyes". We are confident that the project is both helpful and interesting for audience.
How to understand abstract art?

Different people have different opinions:

- Abstract art has certain meaning but I don't know how to find it.
- Abstract art cannot have meaning because it is abstract. It's nothing but decoration.

There are also people who enjoy abstract art. They have possibly read Kandinsky's books - "Concerning Spiritual in Arts" and "Point and Line to Plane".
They were published 100 years ago. They explain similarity between music and visual art.

We tell people from the first group: "Understand abstract art in the same way as you understand music."
We ask people from the second group: "Does music mean anything to you? Music can be equally abstract - unless we speak about songs with explicit lyrics". What is the meaning of classical music? Is it a mere decoration?

The artist's project called Kandinsky Sound illustrates structural and spiritual relation between composition in music and visual art.
A few music samples can be found under the name Buddha Orchestra.

We play music made of images at vernissages. We perform at media events. We've heard opinions as strong as "you've opened my eyes". We are confident that the project is both helpful and interesting for audience.


Articles:

Биография Джазового Художника

Биография Джазового Художника


Я начинал работать как художник в советской рекламе, в далекие восьмидесятые. У работы был отчетливый привкус красной пропаганды. Некоторые ее следы проникают в мою живопись даже теперь, спустя два с лишним десятилетия.

Урок, вынесенный из этой деятельности: ясность и доступность, необходимые в объявлениях и плакатах, обязательны и для иных форм изобразительного искусства. В то же время, картины должны нести вкус нереального. Нереальное, в противоположность повседневной рутине и обычным реалистическим образам, пробуждает воображение. Задача художника - найти баланс между ясностью и нереальностью.

Корни моего творчества можно отыскать и в другой деятельности прошлых лет. На протяжении более чем десяти лет я был художником-оформителем в ленинградском джаз-клубе Квадрат.

Джаз - это музыка внутренней свободы. Для меня он всегда был и остается символом творчества, не подвластного коммерции или политике.

Мне часто говорят, что дух джазовой импровизации находит отражение в моих картинах. Я охотно соглашаюсь с этим.

Некоторые зрители называют мои работы абстрактными, некоторые - сюрреалистическими. Я отношу большинство своих работ к жанру популярной абстракции - стараюсь писать доступным языком.

В галереях на сайте victorx.eu есть еще мои картины.





Painted Feelings

Painted Feelings


A small exhibition in Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Helsinki, November 2007


In a Library

In a Library


A tiny exhibition in a library in Espoo, Finland
June 2008


Lintu vai Kala? Bird or Fish? Птица или Рыба?

Lintu vai Kala? Bird or Fish? Птица или Рыба?


Group exhibition together with Outi Debnam (graphics) and Anna Heinämaa (sculptures)
September 2009