Exhibition of painting by Misak Cholokyan "Imitation" Automatic translate
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Imitation is one of the important components of fine art. The ability to imitate the attributes of a style, a famous work or its fragment can be both an indicator of mastery and a specially used technique.
Any artist has to deal with ready-made forms of the world. But even if it simply copies, creates the illusion of volume, space, light-air environment, there is always a gap between reality and its author’s interpretation. This gap increases significantly if you move away from the desire to capture reality in the direction of their own form-creation.
Misak Cholokyan, initially starting from visual impressions, moves too far from imitation of reality. His abstractions are born from an analysis of the structure of visible objects and phenomena, are based on a verified ratio of volumes, picturesque masses. The concept of imitation in his works exists only as a starting point, emphasizes the difference between the initial state and the final result. The dissonance between the ordinariness of the original texture and the non-utilitarian, further non-reality overlays of images and meanings sets a powerful motion vector.
Comprehension of the works of Misak Cholokyan occurs through denial: to push off too simple and obvious and move on, like the discoverers of uncharted lands. This is always a breakthrough into another dimension, hence the epic in the sound of the artist’s works.
The degree of freedom from the initial presetness of the samples determines the value of the work - as far as the author had the courage, skill, power of insight to go far. Misak Cholokyan’s paintings are the path from the chaos of unstructured and unedited impressions to the creation of one’s own cosmos.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Misak Cholokyan was born in 1976 in Krasnodar. A graduate of the Krasnodar Art College, a participant in All-Russian exhibitions and international biennials, winner of special prizes and art awards. His works are kept in private and gallery collections in Russia and abroad.
Cholokyan began his career with landscape painting, gradually complicating it, in the search for the essence of things, he came to the pointless art or the art of “environment”.
Today, Misak is testing the possibilities and boundaries of a wide variety of techniques and materials. It may even seem that the master works spontaneously, obeying the first impulse. Nevertheless, the carefully worked out structure of serial motifs, famous for its cultural landscapes, improvisations and imitations, says the opposite, they make an impression of being done, with the external shakiness of the image. This can be seen in many series of paintings by Cholokyan, on which the form dissolves or manifests itself in the chaos of the environment, and then disappears again, actively influencing the viewer, leading him to a “sense of vibration” with the painting, carrying a whole gamut of sensations and feelings from contact with a certain new cultural environment. In this interaction of the viewer and the artist, the process of adaptation of the marginal consciousness of modern man to the conditions of the classics takes place.