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Exhibition December 10, 2020 − January 10

Finding balance.

His presence in the neighboring halls, next to the exhibition “Searching for Balance”, calls the viewer to special concentration, projecting his sublime meanings onto the contemporary art space. It is in these realities, indicated by the optics of Kazimir Malevich, that the visual and semantic strategies of Tanya Strelbitskaya and Vladimir Amodeo are revealed. In their "mythologies" they talk about the struggle between the elements of the microcosm (man) and the macrocosm (social and natural reality that surrounds us), about the possibility of establishing peace and balance in states of special depth, the one that manifests itself in Kazimir Malevich's "Black Square". These states of excitement and calmness rhythmically flicker in the Project, allowing the space to fall on us, drawing us into its inner layers. Expanding the art territory, they discover in it special zones of soaring, where unselfishness reigns and new forms of balance open up in situations of seemingly its real absence.The dialogue of pictorial technologies and plastic ideas in the project "Finding Balance" opens up a new nature of modern artistic creation, endowing it with the ability to comment and describe artistic reality. Its multi-layered landscape, unconsciously and at the same time completely consciously built with all its associative rows, testifies to the artist's personality, his inextricable connection with the living process of history and culture, with his reflections on the return to the world of natural values. A person in these axial coordinates always remains in the center of the sacred space, symbolizing the cross of the world tree in his figurative construction, connecting the external and internal. Each time this universal image reproduces the act of creation, manifested in the latest Russian and world culture by the image of Kazimir Malevich's "Black Square". His presence in the neighboring halls, next to the exhibition “Searching for Balance”, calls the viewer to special concentration, projecting his sublime meanings onto the contemporary art space. It is in these realities, indicated by the optics of Kazimir Malevich, that the visual and semantic strategies of Tanya Strelbitskaya and Vladimir Amodeo are revealed. In their "mythologies" they talk about the struggle between the elements of the microcosm (man) and the macrocosm (social and natural reality that surrounds us), about the possibility of establishing peace and balance in states of special depth, the one that manifests itself in Kazimir Malevich's "Black Square". These states of excitement and calmness rhythmically flicker in the Project, allowing the space to fall on us, drawing us into its inner layers. Expanding the art territory, they discover in it special zones of soaring, where unselfishness reigns and new forms of balance open up in situations of seemingly its real absence.

Freedom of form means for Tanya Strelbitskaya and Vladimir Amodeo, first of all, the spiritual freedom of a person, born in the plastic formulas he created directly. These formulas, close to the language of ancient cultures, to mythological speech, immersed in a plastic text, ultimately cease to be expressions of some object - they become objects containing their own energy and their own will of creativity. In this coordinate system, the process of the formation of artistic reality turns for the participants of the "Search for Balance" project into the construction of a symbolic world, where the inner space, the space of our concentration, our "heartbeat" becomes stronger than any external manifestation. It conceals the paradox of unexpectedness, its structure has a complex topography, about which Kazimir Malevich wrote: “it continues the movement of life, grows as a forest, a mountain, a stone ...”.

Vitaly Patsyukov

Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Arts