is not only the echo of the epoch and its mirror, but it contains
the exiting prophetic energy, pouring out in the expanse and profundity",
-this idea of Vasily Kandinsky unintentionally comes to your mind,
when you concern the works of Aslangery Uyanayev.
Aslangery Uyanayev was born
in Nalchik on 26th of December, 1962. In 1985 he graduated from
Kabardino-Balkarian University, the Engineering Department, and
moved to Leningrad, where he plunged in the atmosphere of art. Being
deeply concerned with painting, he began a course of study at the
Academy of Arts as a lecturegoer. Thereby he improved the skills,
necessary for him, and started to blaze an original trail in art.
Aslangery Uyanayev feels very
close to the forms of ancient civilizations (Egypt, Assyria), probably
because of its turn to eternity and Absolute. The artist is drawn
to the monumental significant tasks, which he sets himself in his
creative work. Paintings of Aslangery Uyanayev present a kind of
symphonic development of a picturesque theme. Among his main expressive
means are colour, stain and plastic.
Aslangery Uyanayev bases his
works on the direct emotional influence of a colour, similar to
the influence of a sound in music. The colour in his pictures consists
of active contrasts. The painter is limiting his colour scheme intentionally
in order to reach greatest expressiveness through the correlation
and synthesis of light and plastic. The development of the colour
and form creates a dynamic embodiment of the space in the painting.
In his works Aslangery Uyanayev attains a counterpoint- the simultaneous
"resonance" of several colour "tunes". With the help of contpasts
and inner intensity the artist desires for the incarnation of colour
and form harmony. The picturesque wealth of his paintings is not
the end in itself for Aslangery Uyanayev. His canvases are emitting
the energy of spirit, derived by the artist from his dedicated attitude
to the artistic work. Traditions of different trends-impressionism
and postimpressionism - have been linked in his work, as well as
there can be seen the influence of such great masters as Vasily
Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich. However, paintings of Aslangery
Uyanayev are undoubtedly original, reflecting his individualyty.
The artist himself describes his painting as "an associative realism".
Perhaps we are present at the origination of a unique phenomenon
in Russian "avant-garde" art...
Aslangery Uyanayev took part
in exhibitions of the Artists' Union of the RSFSR (1986-1987), the
exhibition of private galleries (Exhibition Hall "Manezh", 1990),
the exhibition of the Leningrad Branch of the Artists' Union (1991).
Private collections in France, Germany, U.S.A., Sweden and Finland
include his paintings.
Irene Moskvina, art-critic.