MAGIC REALISM: SOLO EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS ZURAB TSERETELI IN YAROSLAVL
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art “House of Muses”
23a Chaikovsky street, Yaroslavl
The Museum of Contemporary Art “House of Muses” in Yaroslavl presents the solo exhibition of the President of the Russian Academy of Arts, People’s Artist of the USSR and RF, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Zurab Tseretelin showcasing the artist’s 75 3D enamels, graphic works and easel sculptures.
This year, solo exhibitions in honor of the 85th anniversary of Zurab Tsereteli have been of great success in London, Baku, Vaduz, Geneve, St Petersburg, Saratov, Samara and many other cities of Russia. The art of Tsereteli is distinguished by pictorial and energy environment typical for the so called “magic realism”. The past comes into contrast with the present, minor details are obtaining almost sacral importance. The visual ellipsis of an artwork allows the viewer to determine what is more true for the world structure – fantastic or real. In the artist’s works there are often unexpected combinations and transformations of various objects, animals, birds and architectural constructions shaping the bright plaster image of a canvas as a whole. Each of his works has many dimensions and spatial breakthroughs which go beyond the boundaries of a sheet but at the same time remain in harmony with them.
Tsereteli enthusiastically comprehends the plastic nature and metaphysical essence of the objects depicted. He builds a complex system of hints and associations, uses a direct and allegorical meaning of things to generally narrate about the human existence, various fates, the beauty of life.