espace nature

June 11 2009 - July 31 2009

YANA BYSTROVA, IGOR CHELKOVSKI, FAINA KREMERMAN

Galerie Blue Square is pleased to present the work of Parisian artists Yana Bystrova, Faina Kremerman and Igor Chelkovski. The exhibition is united by the common theme of abstracted nature as presented by three artists through the union of color, light, and texture. All three artists create paintings, in oil or acrylic and on canvas or board. Chelkovski will be represented by his series Architectural Project that includes paintings and sculptures.

Yana Bystrova was born in 1966 in Kiev, Ukraine, and has lived and worked in Paris since 1991. Yana explores color theory and forms in her 2008 series Pleinair. The artist has exhibited in Kiev, Moscow, Helsinki, London and Paris and was a member of the artist group Resolute Edge of Voluntary Border for a National Post-Eclectism from 1987 - 1990. As a member of this group, Bystrova spent several years working at the legendary Moscow studios of Furmanny Lane. The focus of her work today revolves around the ambiguity of perception. She bases her studies on the ever-present competition between the conscious and subliminal (structured vs. spontaneous, rational vs. emotional), which in turn, requires interaction with the viewer in the form of active interpretation.

Faina Kremerman was born in 1961 in Moscow where she attended the National School of Applied Arts. Since 1990 the artist has been living in Paris where she began exploring three-dimensional aspects of ceramics and later, architectural references on canvas, which became more and more abstract. In her recent series of paintings, Espace, there are textural representations of light and space that explore the ephemeral qualities of the work through the gnarled bits of nature stunted by city growth. She incorporates grains of marble and threads of nylon that add texture and dimension to her canvases. The nylon threads reflect light enabling them to capture fleeting three-dimensional aspects of two-dimensional works. The artist equates this effect with the subtlety of atmosphere and light.

Igor Chelkovski, born in 1937, comes from the avant-garde tradition of non-conformist Russian art and presents his ideas of color and form in a series of paintings, as well as space and volume explored in his sculptures. Chelkovski worked as a restorer of icons in his early years in Moscow and Novgorod. And, later became a well-known editor-in-chief of the underground journal of contemporary Soviet art "A-Ya" (A-Z). This series of Warhol-like pop images of flowers serve as a constant image for the artist that allows him to play with the subtleties of color and form. The sculptures prove that the artist is interested in "outline, scheme and transparency." He states "I draw in the air, and the eye only sees lines and contours, while the imagination recreates the whole, i.e. the object."

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espace nature : FAINA KREMERMAN, Dyptich - Espace Bleu  2008  oil on canvas, marble 195x228 cm
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espace nature : FAINA KREMERMAN, Dyptich - Tree  2008 oil on canvas, marble, nylon thread 195x228 cm
espace nature : IGOR CHELKOVSKI, Flower Series #1  2006 oil on hardboard 144x122 cm
espace nature : IGOR CHELKOVSKI, Flower Series #2  2007 oil on hardboard 154x122 cm
espace nature : IGOR CHELKOVSKI, Flower Series #5  2006 oil on hardboard 154x122 cm
espace nature : YANA BYSTROVA, Tournesols vifs 2008 acrylic on canvas 40x40 cm
espace nature : YANA BYSTROVA, Stripes 2008 acrylic on canvas 40x40 cm
 
espace nature : YANA BYSTROVA, Reflection  2008 acrylic on canvas  40x40 cm
espace nature : Gallery View - Main Gallery
espace nature : Gallery View - Small Gallery
espace nature : Main Gallery
espace nature : Small Gallery
espace nature : Main Gallery
espace nature : Installation Photo 2009
espace nature : IGOR CHELKOVSKI, Cherry Tree 2008 wood and paint 46x26 x29 cm
espace nature : IGOR CHELKOVSKI, Composition  1999 wood and paint 159x76x59 cm
espace nature : IGOR CHELKOVSKI, Big Flower Bouquet  1999 wood and paint 195x60x50 cm
espace nature : IGOR CHELKOVSKI, The Tree 2001 wood and paint 54x42x40 cm
espace nature : IGOR CHELKOVSKI, Small Flower Bouquet  1999  wood and paint 171x45x41 cm
espace nature : IGOR CHELKOVSKI, Herbe folle  1998 wood and paint 40x28x17 cm
espace nature : FAÏNA KREMERMAN, Abstract Branches II  2009 oil on canvas, marble, nylon thread 130x195 cm
espace nature : FAÏNA KREMERMAN, Tryptich - Red Space 2007 oil on canvas, marble 90x350 cm
espace nature : FAÏNA KREMERMAN, Abstract Branches I 2008 oil on canvas, marble, nylon thread 130x195 cm
espace nature : YANA BYSTROVA, Belle-Île  2008  acrylic on canvas   40x40 cm
espace nature : YANA BYSTROVA, Chardons  2008 acrylic on canvas 40x40 cm
espace nature : YANA BYSTROVA, Rainy Day 2008 acrylic on canvas 40x40 cm
espace nature : YANA BYSTROVA, Before Rain  2008  acrylic on canvas 40x40 cm
espace nature : YANA BYSTROVA, Les yeux d'une colline 2009 acrylic on canvas 40x40 cm
espace nature : YANA BYSTROVA, Le monde penché  2008 acrylic on canvas  40x40 cm
espace nature : YANA BYSTROVA, Dead Sunflowers 2008  acrylic on canvas  40x40 cm
espace nature : YANA BYSTROVA, Reflection I  2008  acrylic on canvas 40x40 cm
espace nature : YANA BYSTROVA, Untitled 2008  acrylic on canvas  40x40 cm
espace nature : IGOR CHELKOVSKI, Flower Series #6  2007 oil on hardboard 122x90 cm
espace nature : FAÏNA KREMERMAN, Wall 2007  oil on wood, marble, nylon thread 70x125 cm
espace nature : IGOR CHELKOVSKI, Flower Series #9  2007 oil on hardboard  90x75 cm

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