Galerie Blue Square is pleased to present the luminous and vibrant paintings of Moscow artist Victor Razgulin. The artist was elected recently as a full member of the Russian Academy of Art, which coincides with the publication of a comprehensive monograph of his drawings and paintings.
Victor Razgulin’s paintings are expressive, successful compositions of color and subject. Razgulin is a master of translating folk and naïve images of his beloved Russia into delectable, sophisticated paintings. The jewel-toned palette, the geometric patterns and painterly surfaces merge with his subjects to express the artist’s perspective and understanding of our world. His vision includes three principal worlds; that of the studio in Pereslavl (along the Golden Ring outside of Moscow), Gurzuf with the sea and gardens of Crimea, and the interior family portraits which for the most part consist of intimate portraits of his wife and daughter.
Over time, Razgulin’s images have become more fluid, bold and confident. Size is not the only determining factor in the success of his paintings, but the impressively large landscapes and portraits are merely greater surfaces for recognized and abstracted patterns of color and shapes. References to Henri Matisse, Pierre Bonnard and Milton Avery can be found in his paintings, but in a way that augments the vision of the artist in his own spirit and personal style. References to post-impressionist and fauvist tendencies combine in a contemporary vision.
Razgulin’s expertise is in his ability to capture the relaxed atmospheres of familiar surroundings and family life. Most extraordinary, in this regard, is the development of his portraits. From portraits of well-known “power” couples to idyllic family scenes set in the country houses of Paris gentry, these portraits command the viewer to become a part of the world of the subjects themselves. Over the years, Victor Razgulin has developed his art of portraiture to allow him to become a cherished part of his subject’s lives for the short period they are together and to document this time with a gift more cherished and illuminating than a photograph.
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