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gregory orekhov revives malevich’s portray into bodily dimension

crimson vertical 2022 echoes the Russian avant-garde


Up to date artist Gregory Orekhov pays homage to Kazimir Malevich together with his newest land artwork ‘Crimson Vertical 2022’, the place he interprets portray from canvas to actual life. The 7 x 5 x 2 m construction resembles a constructing, nevertheless, the ratio of width to top is near the proportions utilized by Malevich in his well-known portray ‘Crimson Home’, which will be now discovered within the assortment of the State Russian Museum. The public art work presents a dominant vertical line, perpendicular to the horizon in the midst of the Russian Plain, within the spirit of the grasp.


The wooden body is roofed with crimson polyethylene, as its pure folds type a picturesque reduction.  ‘Dwelling’ is a reoccurring theme in Malevich’s work, courting again to 1906 with the pointillist portray ‘Panorama with Yellow Home’. The colour crimson is the leitmotif all through Malevich’s inventive profession beginning in 1907, the place one can discover the pomegranate shade of the bow in his ‘Self-portrait’. By the primary half of the Thirties, crimson settles because the dominant coloration holding an vital function in lots of work.

gregory orekhov revives malevich's painting into physical dimension
all pictures by Nikita Subbotin



the RECURRING mixture of crimson and the ‘residence’ theme


‘Malevich creates ‘Crimson Home’ in 1932 combining coloration and a theme lengthy acquainted to him. Nonetheless, that particular mixture of coloration and topic produces an alarming impact of deprivation. For the constructing isn’t just a revolutionary-colored shack, but in addition a tower stripped of the standard hallmarks of life — home windows and doorways’, shares artwork critic Mikhail Sidlin. ‘Earlier than the viewer is one thing which carries the form of a constructing disadvantaged of its operate’.


‘Crimson Home’ stands out from the red-roofed cottages he paints proper about the identical time (circa 1930), which function brush-stroked home windows, or his landscapes with blooming apple timber (circa 1930), through which the agricultural constructions additionally retain a conventional look. ‘Crimson Home’ is a constructing that refused to be a dwelling, devoid of human qualities. ‘The composition was fashioned from components, a sense of vacancy, loneliness, hopelessness of life’, writes Malevich on the reverse aspect of a unique canvas, ‘Advanced Presentiment’ (1932), the place the same front-facing crimson home is pictured within the background.


The visible potentialities of crimson, mixed with the motif of the home, create an surprising end result — the destruction of homeliness, which can mirror the artist’s frame of mind in early Thirties Soviet Russia. Gregory Orekhov interprets the portray from canvas to actual life, preserving that feeling of house and the fact through which the grasp of ‘Black Sq.’ lives out the ultimate years of his life.

gregory orekhov revives malevich's painting into physical dimension
gregory orekhov revives malevich's painting into physical dimension

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