Eliy Belyutin. Reality boundary

Exhibition December 24, 2020 − March 5, 2021
Tver Regional Picture Gallery (TOKG) holds an exhibition “Eliy Belyutin. The border of reality ".

The exposition presents the works of the master related to different periods of his work. In them, you can find interesting plastic solutions in graphic works and bold color experiments in paintings. The viewer reveals the artist's search from the art of abstract expressionism of the early years to the schematic writing of the late period, free from conventions.

Eliy (Elegies) Belyutin (1925-2012) is a talented innovative artist, art critic, author of articles, teacher, poet, legendary and ambiguous personality. His teachers were such great masters as M.V. Nesterov, A.V. Lentulov, P.V. Kuznetsov, L.A. Bruni. In the artist's biography there are many blank spots and contradictory information: his life is shrouded in legends and rumors of a very different kind. The outstanding master of the second half of the twentieth century for many years, up to 1989, remained little known to a wide Soviet audience, but at the same time was recognized abroad.
Eli Mikhailovich is one of the most independent and original artists among the Russian avant-garde. He became the ancestor and ideological inspirer of the whole direction of the visual arts of the Soviet period, having founded the school-studio "New Reality". It is she who becomes an alternative to the official art of the Soviet state, which brought together more than two hundred students and their followers.
Belyutin developed the author's theory of "universal contact", which intersects in its original messages with the well-known theory of G. Jung about painting as a method of therapy for psychotic states and other disorders of the psycho-emotional system. Belyutin himself called the pedagogical theory of P.P. Chistyakov the basis of his methodology.
The theory of contact is based on the fact that art is the brightest form of manifestation of a person's creative potential; Belyutin transfers this same message to a universal human scale, arguing, following the theorists of the Russian avant-garde, that art can become a true stimulus for the development of society.

Based on site materials TOKG.