EKATERINBURG, November 15th. / Tass /. The most graphic retrospective exhibition, "Freedom is," one of the founders of Socialist Erik Bulatov, celebrating his 85th anniversary this year, has opened on Thursday in Yekaterinburg in the Center's art gallery Yeltsin, said one of the curators of the Sergey Popov project told reporters. Bulatov himself came to open the exhibition.
"There are more than 180 times in the exposure, this is a lot <...> This is the largest graphic display, Erik Bulatov has never shown so much graphics. I considered that around 30 works were displayed earlier, and all other materials are shown for the first time. And here is Eric's first solo exhibition outside of Moscow, in the Russian regions, "said Popov.
Bulatov's graphics curators from 1955-2018 collected from private collections and the author's own collection. For example, for the first time a graphic portrait of the poet Vsevolod Nekrasov was exhibited, his poems were painted by the artist. Also well-known children's book graphics created by Bulatov together with Oleg Vasilyev are presented – illustrations for the story by Charles Perrault "Cinderella" and the "New Words" book by Henry Sapgir.
According to the curators, Bulatov's picture is his special "working analytical tool".
"I'm still drawing on the life of everything I see from scratch – by train, at the airport, I have a notebook always with me, and this is unexpectedly my co-artists, because there is a camera … The picture collects objects well, but can not express space "- considers Bulatov.
According to the curator of the project, Bulatov's "Bitter Almond" work from 1982 presented at the Yekaterinburg exhibition is among the best illustrations of contemporary Russian art. "I love it most of all, I painted a life in the Crimea, I was then in the house of creativity … The branch seemed to fall, I'd put it into & # 39; the room and to paint, "remembers Bulatov.
Gift for Yekaterinburg
Bulatov was born in 1933 in Sverdlovsk (now Ekaterinburg). The last time the artist was in his own home during the evacuation during the World War.
"In the summer of 1942, we arrived here with a mother, and in February 1943, we returned to Moscow. I remember one fun event: there was a children's drawing competition and suddenly I won the First prize, and the prize was a live rabbit, which was for us a disaster. It is impossible to eat donated rabbits, but we live in a small room in a bedroom where leaflets had been extended rather than walls, and there was no way to support and feed the rabbit, so we had to reject the award, "he shared with TASS's memories.
An artist commissioned by the Yeltsin Center produced a picture of "Freedom" for the Boris Yeltsin Museum, and the exhibition is over. In many ways, this is why the curators have chosen the display, which will last until January 20, that is the name.
Bulatov is one of the most modern contemporary artists, a representative of Moscow's conception. The idea of freedom and the possibility of being in art, the relationship between social space and art space is the main themes of its work.
In 1958 he graduated from the Surikov Institute of Art, from 1959 who worked in the children's Detgiz publishing house along with Ilya Kabakov and Oleg Vasilyev, the first exhibitions were held in Moscow in 1957, and from 1973 the exhibitions of the artist outside & Soviet Union. From 1989 he lived in New York, in 1992 he moved Bulatov to Paris, where he lives and works today.