15.03.2014 - 19.04.2014
Glynin Vladimir
Ruarts Gallery presents a new personal project "ABSTRACT" by Vladimir Glynin, within the framework of parallel program of X Photobiennale 2014. Vladimir Glynin began his career as a photographer in 1995, being a dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet. Initially, most of his photographs were devoted to the internal life of the theatre. Later Vladimir started making photos for magazines, including L'Officiel, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Elle, In Style, Mercury, Icons, GQ and others. He produced a number of advertising campaigns and promotional shots for the Bolshoi Theatre and brands such as Black Label Johnnie Walker, Bacardi Black, Maybach, Audi, BMW, Nespresso and more. For the advertising campaigns of Moscow's TSUM Vladimir took the photos of Eva Herzigova, Milla Jovovich and Naomi Campbell.

At the peak of his career as a photographer Glynin step aside from fashion industry , and devoted himself to art, followed by comprehension of the avant-garde heritage (the project "Re-constructivism "), Vladimir concentrated on working with abstraction. All the photos for the "ABSTRACT" project have been created by the author without the use of digital technologies. This result is a consequence of a multiple exposure technique. Glynin has already addressed to this technique in the "Dream" project presented at Ruarts Gallery in 2009. The works from this series were sold in October 2013 by the photographic auction Philips.
The abstract artist not so much focuses on objective or subjective representation of the world as abandons the narrative. The artist is interested in silhouettes, forms, lines, volume and texture rather than people, buildings, trees, flowers, clouds or even images. Since the beginning, abstract art had two distinct trends - geometric, mainly with well-organized shapes, and organic, with frivolous spots and lines. While geometric abstraction implied certain substantial knowledge, organic abstraction (consisting mostly of throbbing forms, erratic rhythms and splashy colour mass) concentrated on fluctuation, instability and chaos of the world order. Photographer Vladimir Glynin turns chaos - mythical proto-state of material world - into a recurrent, hence harmonious and ultimate composition by exploring it from the physical and optical perspective. He covers the distance from material outer side to the inner essence of the object. Abstraction is attained through the author's vision of ideal and functional interiorization. Glynin opted for a different "non-optical method" that linked together outer vision and inner contemplation.
Looking at Glynin's abstractions is an unusual relaxation exercise: you only need to imagine the world was once different from our version of it and someday will probably be dissimilar once again. Glynin's abstractions are convincing on a professional level. They are based on outstanding examples of classical style and are, therefore, inherently valuable: both in the eye of truth digging highbrowed critics and culturally savvy inhabitants of minimalistic lofts with top notch design. And there's the common viewer. This brings hope as there's someone to create for, someone who contemplates and appreciates, admires.

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