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Artistic Odyssey of Angel Orensanz in the the Memorial Manor of Ilya Repin “Penates”


On the 17th of May, 2014 the Memorial Manor of Ilya Repin “Penates” will host a photo exhibition of art installations by Angel Orensanz. The exhibition will be held in the boundaries of the international festival “The Night of Museums 2014”.
Angel Orensanz is a famous American artist of Spanish origin, a prize-winner of international awards, who is recognized around the world for his bright spatial installations and conceptual performances. Geography of his exhibitions is worldwide: Korea, Japan, Sweden, Germany, France, USA, and Russia. The artist has been taking part in the most prestigious forums of contemporary art, such as Venice Biennial etc. Angel Orensanz represents in his works postmodernism way of thinking. However, his art pieces can also be based on principles and traditions of classical Avant-garde, for the main part being Russian. As Angel Orensanz graduated the art school in Paris which is based on traditional art concepts, one can also trace many echoes of classical art in his contemporary work. A favorite “canvas” for the artist has always been open spaces, landscapes and city streets. He likes to decorate nature, to organize spaces according to his artistic will. Art in the world of nature and their co-existence are one of the main themes of Angel Orensanz’s creative work. The theme itself is simple but, at the same time it is also conceptually many-sided. Another theme which appeals to the artist can be called “faces”. The artist creates faces sometimes out of unexpected mediums: out of huge amount of roses or with colorants on snow. One can characterize his artistic work using such definitions as enchanting expression, inner stress and dynamism. As the main mediums for the artist usually are such fragile nature material as snow, flowers, wood in combination with plastic artist’s works don’t survive long. Therefore he takes photographs and videos of his work which allows it to live longer and be part of the artistic picture in its whole.
The exhibition in “Penates” will feature 21 photographs from the series “Flowers and Fruits”.
The exhibition will be open until the 17th of June, 2014

 

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