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HORIZON is in Italy

Limited edition print on paper HORIZON by Svetlana Kurmaz (size A2) has found a lovely place in a lovely hose in Italy:

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Svetlana Kurmaz : An extra bit of soul. (from:….3/27/2014 Blog littéraire (Literary blog) Denys-Louis Colaux 2 23/12/2013)

(translated from French by Kathleen Caillier 21/4/2014)

What we think about her:

We see Kurmaz's work a tenuous demand of elegance, a sort of adult candor, the maintenance of noble    ingenuity, a state of candor almost oxymoronic having met with both wisdom and mastery. Her line is fine and subtle, like in jewelry or as in a spider's weaving. This precious fragility gives life to her artistic creations. This incomprehensible mixture operates wonderfully between lightness and unforgetableness, between just a touch and what cannot be erased. The grace of poetry is with the way her women look out of the paintings, sometimes, tilting lightly, have a singular power of tranquil hypnoses.

In her biographical notes, it is written: The esthetic and philosophical orientation of her creation can be qualified as "metaphysical realism" of which the depth of color is combined with the image symbol in the vibration of objective and subjective worlds.

These women invite us beyond the threshold, they escort us into the history of the painting. These strange beauties are the hostesses of a museum that Kurmaz ceaselessly invents. An incredible museum which opens with the Flemish Primitives and continues with Amedeo Modigliani, Marc Chagall, Jules Pascin or Pablo Picasso. These women are layered in swathes in art history. Swathes, unknown, unheard of, wonderful. The feminine flowers of Kurmaz are a sumptuous gift, an invention of great worth. To see them helps me live and breathe. I now realize that they were part of my secret aspirations long before I ever knew them. One owes a lot to an artist who has given one such a gift as this.

Neither body nor color imposes, takes possession of space. striking the present of Kurmaz's women is multiplied by the quality of suspension that characterizes them: they are flying jewelry, they are light as a butterfly, having the density of air. To see them is to receive them, to let them enter into permanence … the permanence of our lives. Our interior lights shine on such as stained glass windows, indispensible in their being. These rare birds are necessary to orate our intimate skies and render them life.

There is a Kurmaz light, changing, subtle, full of nuances assorted to a mild temperate climate. Nothing is forced by this delicate artist. Even her colorful    (beaux reliefs) are so 

intimately concocted and linked that they send out a peaceful wave. There is nothing that worries here. And the light unease which the work generates is like a subtle perfume. It's in the essences, at the level of soul that the viewer perceives the charm and that the work reaches her/him. It is what is fragile within herself/himself, that which is frail and sensitive which is called into attention, profoundly moved. The work penetrates the barriers, behind faces, masks, bandages, prosthesis, beyond his/her stilts and foundations , there where there is a bit of crystal and clean water.

Her palette holds some truth, there is honey and clouds in her brushes. These women tell us they are on the fragile cusp of something. the incipit of a poem, a place in which we relearn to falter and quiver.

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LADY WITH BIRDS - the new painting by Svetlana Kurmaz from the collection of art works of 2014

Let us present you a new painting by Svetlana Kurmaz :

oil on canvas, 100x80cm, 2014
© 2014 Svetlana Kurmaz

 More of her new art works you can find here :

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TWIGGY STUDIO - a new partner of our gallery

Dear friends,

let us present our new partner - TWIGGY STUDIO.

For now Twiggy studio offers museum quality prints of artworks by Svetlana Kurmaz. And very soon you'll also have an opportunity to see and buy prints of a new collection by Alexander Sokht. We'll keep you updated!

Prints are created using archival pigment inks on HP Premium Matte Paper. Each one is signed by the artist and  placed in a beautiful white passe-partout.

This is a great idea for a gift or decoration of your own home.

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What a doctor recommended?!?


Our XPgallery follows a new tendency in the Street Art, as you see :) The unknown artist of this "graffiti" is Alexander Sokht. Mr. Good Doctor recommends : LIVE WITH ART! IT'S GOOD FOR YOU! 

Here, on our page in Facebook it's possible to get more information and read news on everyday life of our gallery :

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This year is 30 years already since we are the friends with Andrej. We studied Art at the same Alma Mater with the same professors with a difference in one year. Andrej Chabanov was one of the best Master of Portrait i ever knew  from the first his art works. Last years he is successfully working with  Landscapes. His professional skills are based at his knowledge of the achievements of Old Masters and French Impressionism . He creates his crystal world of solitude step by step and each his painting gives us this feeling "beauty from the sky". 

Alexander Sokht created the Portrait of Andrej Chabanov a few years ego:

The more art works of Andrej you can see at the FB page of Lena Prozorova, his partner:

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A few days for inspiration in Dordogne, France

We spent an amazing week very deep in France, region Dordogne, together with our German friends!

I did not paint the landscapes more then 3 years already... and now i am such inspired after this wonderful trip ! 

I fill that it is a right  time for me to come back at the landscapes. Will see.

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