Solo exhibition, Yellow Movement by Vladimir Zagorov presented at Graham’s Fine Art Gallery.
An extract from a catalogue, written by Aleksey Boyko, for an exhibition at the State Russian Museum (St Petersburg) describes Vladimir Zagorov’s Yellow Movement as such: “…we find once more the ‘sunny mood’, the reception of the sun, the world with the sun, the bright Universe. Yet the sun here is not a source, but a lens, focusing those streams directed towards us from beyond its borders. An essentially similar thought process led Abbot Suger to the theory of divine light, influencing the architecture of Gothic cathedrals, sanctioning the broad use of stained-glass. And the experiments of Vladimir Zagorov seek to acquire a spatial dimension in which man could fully join the yellow movement…”
Born in 1951, in southern Russia, Vladimir Zagorov graduated from the I Repin St Petersburg State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (Russia’s highest art academic university). During this time he worked under the acclaimed authority of Andrei Mylnikov.
Vladimir Zagorov is considered a ‘universal’ artist because of his creative scope that includes, abstract and figurative painting, art-objects, drawings, book design and monumental-applied art.
His artworks can be seen across collections in Europe, most notably in the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.
“I guess, any curious and sincere viewer, irrespective of origin, religious beliefs and art accomplishment, is able to get close to Vladimir Zagorov’s world, get into its spirit, to live in it.” – Aleksey Boyko (professor, art critic, curator and author).
For more information on Yellow Movement at Graham’s Fine Art Gallery and some of the Gallery’s other exhibitions, please visit their website on www.grahamsfineartgallery.co.za