Vladimir Grigorievic WEISBERG (1924-1985)

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Vladimir Grigorievic WEISBERG (1924-1985)
Pyramids and short columns Oil on canvas. Signed and dated 73 in the upper right corner. 58 x 63 cm Self-taught and passionate, Weisberg is recognized today as one of the masters of unofficial Soviet art of the 1960s and 1970s. Although his work has always distanced itself from the "Social Realism" expected by the authorities, Weisberg became a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR at the end of the 1960s, a status that allowed him to work and receive commissions from the state. The artist will spend his life questioning the place of color in his painting. After his participation in the avant-garde exhibition of the Manège in 1962, Weisberg embarked on an artistic research of White on White and became the painter of the invisible, the Russian Giorgio Morandi. The shades of white and gray reveal the volumes brought to light through a multitude of small vibrant touches silently revealing the frosted forms of objects emerging from an enigmatic fog. His first solo exhibition took place in Paris in 1984, a triumph which the artist did not attend for fear of political reprisals. In the USSR, the first personal exhibition of the artist will take place only three years after his death, in 1988.
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