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Ontologic Painting 3.0

Ontologic Painting 3.0

InArteVita is delighted to invite everyone to the Solo Exhibition of Victor Cuzmenco at the National Art Museum of Moldova.

The opening ceremony will take place at the National Art Museum of Moldova on 22 October 2021 at 4 p.m.

The exhibition will last from 22 October to 21 November 2021 except Mondays.

Access from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Please, note that COVID-19 restrictions are applied. Check the recent information before your visit.

This exhibition presents a further exploration of the possibilities and boundaries of the concept of Ontological Painting, created by Victor Cuzmenco 30 years ago. The artist visualizes such broad philosophical categories as space, time, structure, movement, spiritual states, and interactions between them in our dynamic world.

In contrast to the early ontological paintings, the works of stage 3.0 are an attempt to bring dynamism and continuity into the created images not only through the structure of natural materials but also through the active spots of oil painting. At the same time, bright pasty paints demonstrate, first of all, the capabilities of the media: viscosity, plasticity, and texture. The harmonious contrast of textures and colors can create feelings of dramatic rejection or dominance. Some pictures take on additional meanings. In his last works, the artist includes fragments of the real world. Macrocosm and microcosm exist simultaneously with visible reality. The artist also expands the performance of paintings not only on the plane of the canvas but also on stretcher-cubeptychs in the form of cubes of various sizes. Volumetric objects create a sense of continuity and spatial isolation of the created images.

The entire exposition in the exhibition space is designed to dominate with its meaning and general idea over the content of individual work. The art structure of the exposition and the non-standard arrangement of paintings demonstrate the conventionality of the border between space and life, space and art.