Eric Bulatov – Nouveau Musée National Monaco

<em>Erik Bulatov</em>,  Wanderer, 1990-2003,  Oil on canvas, Collection E. and V. Semenikhin, Moscow

Erik Bulatov, Wanderer, 1990-2003, Oil on canvas, Collection E. and V. Semenikhin, Moscow

 

The Nouveau Musée National de Monaco is pleased to announce its new exhibition: Eric Bulatov, Paintings and Drawings 1966-2013, a retrospective through a selection of paintings and drawings dating from 1966 to the present.Despite of a relatively small corpus of work, Bulatov managed to get round the constraints of official Soviet art by developing a very personal style. His paintings are mostly iconoclastic assemblies in which image and language are linked. In landscapes, portraits, cityscapes he uses both the iconography of the Soviet regime as well as more traditional representations of nature as his inspiration. The choice of colours, geometric compositions and the use of images from films, art history or advertising define Bulatov’s visual language. The typography of the words and their meanings play a crucial role in the spatial composition of his paintings, ranging from a poem by Nekrasov to more mundane words on street signs. The issues which interest the artist have led him to explore the vocabulary in both the Russian avant-garde and more academic painting of the nineteenth century. He looks at the way the picture space works as an interface between him, his message, and the viewer.

NMNM - 56, boulevard du Jardin Exotique, Monaco
June 28-Sept 29, 2013 

 

<em>Erik Bulatov</em> Liberté II, 1991, Oil on canvas, Private Collection, Paris

Erik Bulatov Liberté II, 1991, Oil on canvas, Private Collection, Paris

 

<em>Erik Bulatov</em> Train-Train, 2007, Oil on canvas, Collection Dieter and Si Rosenkranz, Berlin

Erik Bulatov Train-Train, 2007, Oil on canvas, Collection Dieter and Si Rosenkranz, Berlin

 

<em>Erik Bulatov</em>, The Painting and the Spectators, 2012-2013, Collection of the Artist, Photo Credit : Florian Kleinefenn

Erik Bulatov, The Painting and the Spectators, 2012-2013, Collection of the Artist, Photo Credit : Florian Kleinefenn

 

 

 

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