Space of the Myth
What do I do?
I'm trying to understand my mythic space and the space of myth , as a philosophical category.
Myths , legends , stories - is the spiritual wealth of all cultures, and without this space people can’t develop.
There were always a lot of "divers" deep into the past, because the ancient repository of values inexhaustible.
We are living in Siberia. This land has great cultural and historical heritage. On its territory there are a lot of monuments of ancient archaic cultures. Archaic and modern, synthesizing a new art direction . In contact with the culture of the native nations, no one has a claim on the assignment of this culture, there is a treatment option , learning, comprehension ...
“Pramemory” each of us makes its own choices. The widespread interest of artists in the archaic is quite understandable: after the events of the 90s , when socialist realism as the only landmark of Soviet art was dropped as unnecessary, artists turned his gaze to the past, to the deep roots to re-understand ourselves .
What do I do?
I feel like I 'm floating on the river. My boat is full of ideas and fantasies. But follow the river – means move past the coast, ignoring the many details and stories that remain on the shore. You can just feel the movement. Perhaps, you can have a time to grab some crumbs “on the fly”, which will stop your attention. The true is - it is impossible to grasp the immensity.
Decorative art of any culture is permeated with signs and symbols. Folk ornament - neither more nor less than a narrative story of the life, encoded in signs and symbols. During the centuries, the signs were changed, transformed, transform, but remain iconic. The people minds were represented in pictures. There was information recording in graphic, as we now call them, pictograms, ideograms, and grapheme.
What do I do?
I 'm trying to read ancient drawings on his own. Make a personal collection. To designate the mythical space in meta-signs ("meta" - between):
between the " myth and reality "
between " running and back"
between "the birth and death"
between "God and myself."
But how can you determine the "top - bottom" of your capabilities, capabilities of an ordinary person, with no attempt to think freely? For me, "The space of the Myth" - a kind of free territory wonderful updates and fantasy , which is also called Creativity .
My last solo exhibition of graphics called "In the space of Myth ". It presented the work of the different series, " Katun Stones" (1995 - 1998) , "Shadows Bertekskoy Valley" ( 1999 ), "The Archaic Altay" (2000 - 2005). " Freestyle reading mythological grapheme " (2005 - 2007) .
Continuing this theme, I want to introduce a more advanced version, complete with painting. Painting and graphic art for me - twin sisters. I do not see any difference between them and can not give preference to any one of them. I sympathize to both.