Vitaly Barabanov | CV.pdf | Catalogue.pdf | Exhibitions | Artworks

Vitaliy Barabanov (born in 1986, Zagorsk) is an artist and animal psychologist. With the use of different media in his works Barabanov focuses on studying potential of painting and sculpture. Graduated from Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts and Moscow Institute of Contemporary Art “Baza”.

Initially looking at the traditional sculpture in a critical way, Barabanov develops the idea of a living work of art. His aim is to create a project about the three components which are essential for any kind of life – water, light, and warmth. the exhibition will include living sculptures – the plants that the artist has grown during the year. Having received a traditional art education, Vitaly is striving to create a comfort zone for the plants and viewers alike and so conscientiously goes in the opposite direction. Painting in this project is like a path of water going through the pigments of three basic colours which leaves marks on the textiles. the result is living works of art – abstractions. Barabanov unfurls the process, showing the effects of nature through performative action which can be compared with a religious rite where he doesn’t affect the result. Together with the living plants there are also dead ones that died as a result of insufficient care and became something like monuments. Filled with plaster like sarcophagi they make visible the dependence on relationships, showing us what we don’t see - the beauty on the brink of death.


Image Gallery

Paruyr Davtyan: Waiting room

16 May 17 - 11 June 17

The first exhibition in Osnova gallery by Paruyr Davtyan is dedicated to expectation and observation. Most of human being is lasting in anticipation and quiescence. The museums, the epicenters of immovability, become a source of both inspiration and imprecation.

The artist keeps watch over art pieces in museum halls just as an ornithologist observes birds. All history of art becomes a survey coverage for an artist, and suddenly thousands of miles of the exhibition halls begin to twinkle, fusing into one museum. Sensitivity of color, close to falling down, pulses and spontaneously slip into figurative sculpture, born by history of art. All shapes collide silently, converting each other into a colorful fog and the artist just as wirewalker passes above this endless ocean.

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