Vladislav PROVOROTOV( Artist)
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Biography Vladislav PROVOROTOV
Born in Potsdam (Germany) June 26, 1947.
In 1972 he graduated from the Moscow Higher Industrial Art School named. S.G. Ceramics.
Since 1975. worked in the Art Fund of the RSFSR
. Collections where works
. Works are in the gallery "M'ARS" in Moscow
. Zigzag Corporate Collection (Zigzag Venture Group), in the U.S.
. Gallery rousse "in Helsinki,
. private collections in Austria, Switzerland, Colombia, Finland, Germany
Participation in exhibitions and auctions
1978-91 20 Moscow artists. Moscow;
1988 1 st exhibition association "ARS". Moscow;
1988 2 nd Exhibition Association "ARS". Moscow;
1989 Personal exhibition. Helsinki;
1991 ART MIF 2. Moscow International xy dozhestvennaya Fair. Central tavochny Max Hall "Manege". Moscow.
I have always been far from politics, but, of course, the time in which I live affect my art. Of course, I could not foresee Chernobyl, the earthquake in Armenia, the explosions of ethnic hatred in Sumgait and Fergana, but for some reason, looking at my paintings, people think it is about them ...
V. Provotorov - the generation who started career in the so-called "period of stagnation," the 70-ies. And although human biography quite nicely, oppressive atmosphere of the collapse of the economy, culture, morality certainly is reflected in his paintings, sometimes even regardless of his creative will. Writing more in 1976. self-portrait in the form of a deformed mask, the artist himself could not clearly explain what made him choose this "awesome style ...
Artworks V. Provotorova look difficult and unpleasant. But who said that art should only caress the eyes and stroked the viewer to golovkeN ..
V. Provotorova often accused of various sins: cruelty, sadism, pathology, even in a perverted sexuality. No allegations, more distant from reality. His paintings - is the cry of the preacher, which is an entangled in the sins of the world picture of the hellish visions and dreams with their help return it to the path of virtue. Another question, whether he can succeed, but the fact of using art as an instrument of morality in our earthly century very significant.
Image system creativity V. Provotorova gave great cosmology of Christianity. That Christianity shaped his understanding of good and evil, Christ and Antichrist, Life and Death, Chaos and Harmony. In his works W. Provotorov adjacent to the traditions of Western painting, . that knows and loves, . primarily, . to artists of northern Europe, . associated with the ideas of the Apocalypse - Durer, . Bosch, . Bruegel, . and in the technique of painting is a disciple of the masters of the Italian Renaissance, . whose art carefully and lovingly studied for many years,
. On the other hand, his work - a fact of Russian culture, many strong threads bind it with fantasies of Gogol, "abyss" of Dostoevsky, apocalyptic vision of Blok, Bely, Leonid Andreyev.
. He himself considers himself a realist, but a special wing - "fantastic" ..
. A. Torchinsky
. The newspaper Sovetskaya Kultura, 26 June 1979;
. Exhibition catalogs of "20 Moscow Artists", 1978, 1982, 1986, 1988, Moscow;
. Product Association "ARS", 1988, Moscow;
. Magazine "New Era", N14, 1987;
. Catalog ARS Sovetika, 1988, Helsinki;
. "Per aesthetic ignorance", the magazine "Soviet Land", 1988, Moscow;
. Catalog of the exhibition "Vladislav Provotorov, 1989, Helsinki.