exhibition
Mikhail Lezin. Noise music
26 April 2013 —  3 June 2013
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Music and painting are inseparable in Lezin’s creative process. One takes its source in another and each fills and is being filled through the other while both are being changed as a result of constant interrelation

Music and painting are inseparable in Lezin’s creative process. One takes its source in another and each fills and is being filled through the other while both are being changed as a result of constant interrelation. Lezin paints his artworks while his music is being played. During the process of artistic performance the two arts intricately and expressively interweave with each other: sounds acquire colours and lines escape the framed space and lose their materiality. As a result of such metamorphoses, the canvases actually “scream” and pour down on the viewers with deafening colourful rain, pick them up and carry them away in a whirlwind of paint and sound.

According to the artist himself, he does not have the initial concept of work before starting it. One of the most crucial aspects of his painting is spontaneity. In the context of Lezin’s oeuvre spontaneity means “unrestrained” rather than “random”. One can easily imagine the artist getting into a trance state caused by the noise music and almost sub-consciously creating idiosyncratic paintings. The canvases are mesmerising because of the ephemeral rhythm of painterly elements conditioned by the technological expressiveness of the accompanying sounds. This phenomenon is defined by the artists as “scenic noise”.

Exhibition “Noise Music” consists of 12 paintings 2 of which will be created at the opening night.

Cara Zharkova