"Norway - Russia." Pilgrimage of the artist. " Exhibition of works by Kjell Par-Iversen automatic translate
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The City of Stavanger (Kingdom of Norway), the Kjell Pahr-Iversen Foundation, the Russian Academy of Arts with the support of the Amare Gallery, SpareBank and Rogoland Country Council represent the anniversary exhibition of Kjell Par-Iversen "Norway-Russia. Pilgrimage of the artist. "
For the first time in Russia will show more than 70 works of easel painting and graphics of the famous Norwegian abstractionist.
Kjell Par-Iversen is the leading artist of his hometown of Stavanger and one of the most significant representatives of modern abstraction in Norway. He was educated in the Academies of Fine Arts of Norway, Denmark and Holland, adding to his work in the studios and art residencies of Paris and Amsterdam.
Kjell Par-Iversen refers to the second post-war generation of Norwegian artists who were influenced by the European avant-garde movement Cobra, the abstract painting of the New Paris School and the American line of abstract expressionism. For sixty years of creative activity, he constantly turns to these trunk lines in the art of modernism of the mid-twentieth century. The international character of its development and the variety of ways and means of working with form, color and space, determined the content and context on the basis of which Kjell Par-Iversen created his own language, artistic style and technique.
Three of the central motifs of his work the artist borrows from anatomy, botany and Christian culture: "Сolumna vertebralis" - the spine, "Herbarium" - typology of plants and "Icon" - mediator images between the "mountain" and "dolnim" worlds. Starting from the traditions of Russian Orthodox iconography, the series develops the idea of "spiritual" means of easel painting. Understanding the problems of the canon, the artist combines the original features of Norwegian fine art with the programmed desire of abstraction to create an autonomous form and isolate the sensible, in this case, religious object. The artist creates series, gradually revealing a new topic in the perspective of an optimistic view of the evolution of nature, where there is no place for the victim, traumatic selection and internal disasters. Find a suitable expression for transferring the dynamics of life growth, regardless of what it is - the expression of the icon and the religious contemplation or microcosm of plants. But the final answer to his quest Kjel Par-Iversen does not give, leaving the geography of his pilgrimage in the sphere of sacral partnership.
Having received an education first as a schedule, Kjell Par-Iversen is engaged in drawing. His graphic works and watercolors were widely known. In addition to the picturesque series, the exhibition presents a number of figurative drawings of different years.