"Life is everywhere." Exhibition of works by Konstantin Batynkov in the MVK RAKh automatic translate
с 29 Мая
по 30 Июня
Галерея искусств Зураба Церетели
ул. Пречистенка, 19
The Russian Academy of Arts and the Krokin Gallery present an exhibition of works by Konstantin Batynkov "Life Everywhere."
Born in the Soviet Sevastopol in the family of a polar pilot, Konstantin Batynkov perceived at the genetic level and for many years reproduces a special reality, the reality of endless spaces of continuous action by the builders of the bright... past.
The past is not articulated by the author and is not consistent with physical time. It migrates into the content plans of his works, showing a kind of metaphor rooted in memory and reproducing the almost natural landscapes of a distant, enduring childhood.
Images of children in this case are actually absent or flash somewhere on the periphery. But it is from there, from the speculative childhood, from this angle, the multi-syllable compositions of Batynkov acquire what they unconsciously attract the viewer to. The phenomenon of children’s perception of the world is an analogue of the twenty-fifth frame, which is ontologically present in most of his works. This is a special form of narration, a special vision and understanding of reality, where everything is possible. Flying cows, for example.
Batynkov turns to a large format that frees up the horizon, allowing you to cover almost everything that moves in an endless stream of formation and disintegration and closes into an endless diorama of everyday life that is observed.
Paradoxically, the art of the polar pilot Konstantin Batynkov who was born in the Soviet Sevastopol in the family speaks about everyday life, not knowing either pathos or hero. Underneath Bruegel with his “hunters”, with his “Icarus”, with his relationship with reality, disavowing heroics, dissolved in the acid of the twinkling bustle of “the world”, Batynkov works with staffing, endowing him with a special sense-containing artery.
The motivation of most of what Batynkov does is not associated with the mechanical creation of fantasy worlds and intricate mythologies, but with a special, very individual look and attitude to reality, a special perception of what exists around, but hides in the landscapes of endless garages, industrial zones, power lines, smelling electric current. In this prose of days, in these zones of alienation, what seems to happen should not happen, but life goes on here - people live, give birth, dream, go somewhere, get sick, die.
Life is everywhere, and Batynkov simply draws it, almost without regard to what is happening. He does not place accents, he looks around, panoramic, and the focus of his interest is unpredictable, as unpredictable is the existence of the atomized characters of his works. Batynkov is not an artist-preacher, he is an observer: "what he sees, he sings." And it predetermines a lot in his art, in the repertoire of its contents.
“Everywhere is life” - a series of new black-and-white large formats, where Batynkov, with his specific Russian irony, bordering on “Onegin” spline, paints his native country, observed by him either from the side of civilization, or from space, or from the window trolley on Korovinsky highway.
A. Petrovichev, Krokin Gallery