Ashot Hasratyan "Trees, Birds and Others" automatic translate
с 9 Июля
по 9 Августа
Галерея Файн Арт
4-ый Сыромятнический переулок, д.1/8С9, Центр современного искусства ВИНЗАВОД
Ashot Hasratyan is an independent artist who stands apart from any groups and associations. He lives and works in Moscow. He graduated from Moscow State University in 1971. He worked in the field of elementary particle physics. She has no professional art education than she is very pleased with. He says that the teacher always imposes something on the students and usually teaches them to write a little worse than he does.
Starting with subject monochrome painting (black ink and gouache on paper), Ashot then made a large series of non-objective works in mixed media (collage and black gouache on paper). The first (and last) oil painting lessons Ashot Asratyan received from his friends and colleagues, Andrei Tal and Nikolai Chulkov, who graduated from the Vladimir Weisberg neo-Seanist school. However, in the opinion of Ashot Asratyan, the painter should be taught only to properly wash the brushes and correctly ground the canvas or hardboard.
The painting of Ashot Asratyan is genetically connected with the tradition of post-war abstract expressionism, and he considers such masters as Mark Rothko, Nicola de Stal, Arshil Gorki (Vostanik Adoyan) and Hans Hofman to be his teachers. However, Ashot himself calls "abstract art" the rollic daub of some contemporaries, and prefers to call his works non-objective or non-figurative. Like De Stal and Dibenkorn, Asratyan does not see the dividing line between subject and non-objective art and says that even among old masters the subject is just a visual excuse for real painting, and non-figurative art coexisted with figurative from prehistoric times in the form of an ornament. With his painting, Ashot Asratyan seeks to show the relevance and vitality of traditional areas of visual art from neo-Sezannism to figurative and abstract expressionism, as opposed to the fruitless “zaumi” of conceptualism and a cheerful postmodern “roadside picnic”.
Earlier, Ashot Hasratyan exhibited his works in the House of Scientists of the Academic Town of Troitsk near Moscow in 1979 and 1980 (together with A. Tal, N. Chulkov and S. Tivetsky), in the Moscow Literary Institute in 1981 (together with A. Tal) in the House of Scientists Yerevan Physics Institute in 1982 (together with A. Tal), in an empty settled communal apartment on Arbat in 1985 (together with A. Tal and N. Chulkov), in an art gallery on Nagornaya Street in 1989 (together with A. Tal and N. Chulkov), at the Moscow House of Scientists in 2010 (personal exhibition) and at the University of Peoples’ Friendship in 2015 (personal exhibition).
The exhibition Ashot Asratyan in the Fine Art Gallery shows works from the series "Dichotomies", "Birds" and "Trees" (2012--2019), as well as the older "non-serial" works. A.A.