Vladimir Kush Is One of the Most Spectacular Artists of Our Time

Say Kush:

I was born in Russia, in small one-storeyed wooden house on the northern edge of Moscow, near the forest-park Sokolniki where in patriarchial times Russian Tsars were engaged in falconry.
At the age of 7 he attended art school, while attending regular high school. When I was 17, I took difficult exams and entered the Moscow Art Institute.

In 1987, he began selling his paintings and exhibiting with the Union of Artists. At that time, invited him to paint a series of portraits for the staff of the U.S. Embassy

The KGB became suspicious because of their close ties with U.S. officials

I finally had to cut my work on these portraits after the KGB became suspicious of my involvement with Americans..

Finally, add in his autobiographical text:

I had a successful show in Germany in 1990 with two other Russian Artists. I then flew to Los Angeles, where I had sent 20 of my recent works for a showing. This was a beginning of my American odyssey.

The dream about the wanderings across the wide open spaces, eventually brought me to the Hawaiian island of Maui - the World Navel, there the infinity of Great Ocean merges into the infinity of bottomless Cosmos.

The “umbilical cord” connecting these open spaces, could be seen from windows of my shouse- it is a super-telescope through which the mankind for the first time saw the most ancient spots of our universe- places where drops of space condensing, turn into drops of time…

Here is a selection of works.

The cosmological arrow of time shows that the time had its zero point, when the Big Bang occurred, and the end the Big Crunch, when the universe and the time will disappear.

However, the painting symbolically represents the changes not in natural history, but in the life of the mankind. An arrow piercing the hourglass is a vivid symbol of rapid acceleration of history in the last hundred years.

Time is no longer trickling away like sand through the neck of an hourglass, but is swiftly flying forward. On its way it destroys many things we would refer to save - stability of life, confidence in the future, variety of cultures.

Thus each of us should remember that all his actions, even small, can have a dramatic impact on the future. We call it the butterfly principle.

The Marquise de Sade wrote volumes about his daring study of the sphere where sensual pleasures, sex, and uncontrolled desire reign. However, de Sade invented nothing; he just showed us ourselves.

This is, as they say, the naked truth. For the artist there are no unsolvable mysteries, he is occupied not with moralizing, but with the quest for beauty. In nature there is no dirty spot, only we have introduced it in her.

We have treated this “dirt” too superficially. - Friedrich Nietzsche The image in some way reproduces the biblical theme Susanna and the Old Men, to which artists from different epochs showed interest – such as Rembrandt, Goya, etc.

The old men here are, obviously, the books, that display a keen interest in the “woman" who reveals to them her beauty secrets.

The image symbolically conveys to us the feelings of happiness and beauty of the world arousing in everyone bound on a distant voyage.

In Japan, the image of the butterfly has inspired the artists for hundreds of years. It is always associated with the best moments in life. Here, traditional celebrations and marches begin with other dance of the butterfly.

Butterflies also accompany wedding ceremonies in Japan. But not all know that butterflies are the amazing and courageous travelers. In favorable winds Monarch butterflies from North America can cross the Atlantic to reach England, resting as needed on the decks of ships.

Web Site of Vladimir Kush : http://www.vladimirkush.com

Carlos Dagorret
CTO Facultad de Ciencias Económicas

My research interests include distributed robotics, mobile computing and programmable matter.

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