Faces of Torah - by Valery Gazukin (1951 - 2014)
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About the Event
Dear Friends and Gallery supporters,
KRUG Art Gallery would like to invite you to an amazing Art Event, dedicated to Jewish History and the upcoming Passover.
We proudly present incredible fine-art collection “Faces of Torah” by Valery Gazukin (1951 - 2014).
The “Faces of Torah” series is a brightest display of Gazukin’s abstract artwork and color genius.
“FACES of TORAH” - By Valery Gazukin
May 19, 2000 (from the article "The moral world of the Torah")
“…Philosophically, from the time point of view, the Great Book of the Torah is eternal, although its events take place in specific historical periods. The world of the Torah is a phenomenon of humaneness and spirituality.
The Torah scroll is eternal and sent from the dust of the ages to the future that is full of bright hope; the power of the Torah is in its devotion to the laws of nature. I think the passion of an artist who honors the Torah and admires its magnificence, is logical.
The stylistics and compositions of the “Faces of Torah” series influenced by the paintings of the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev, the Limbourg brothers, Fra Angelico da Fiesole, medieval European, Iranian, and Indian miniatures.
Mystics of the Torah determined the choice of abstract compositions, such as "Sukkot", improvisations on the "Premonition of the Shekinah" theme. The figurative schematics and their settings come from the symbolism of characters.
The mere existence of the eternal Torah is the greatest lesson for any conscious and cultural being!..”
…An outstanding master of abstract painting Valery Gazukin was born on December 4, 1951 in Orenburg, Russia. He graduated from the Leningrad GPI University (A. Herzen) with degree in Graphic Arts. Gazukin was a member of the Russian Artists Union since 1980.
Valery Gazukin was not just an abstract artist; he was a true color-thinker and devoted his entire life to study of color and light. His art was born out of bliss of color, light and space.
In his model of the world, he eliminated everything unnecessary, leaving only his understanding of harmony. In 2007, Gazukin made his debut as a theater artist, creating the design of the play "The Word of Igor's Regiment" in the Orenburg Puppet Theater. For this work, he received "Orenburg Lira" prize. Valery Gazukin's works are reside in the Orenburg Museum of Fine Arts, museums and galleries of Ekaterinburg, Perm, Helsinki, as well as in private collections in Poland, Hungary, Great Britain, Canada, Germany.
The artist died on January 5, 2014…
By Anatoly Kantor – Art Historian
..The art of Gazukin, with his strict artistic discipline, a clear, well-defined, harmoniously constructed composition, and most importantly, with its magnificent harmonies of pure colors radiating a powerful energy, will captivate anyone and will please experienced and true art experts…
We would like to thank our generous sponsors Mrs. & Mr. Dr. Golbin (Sleep and Behavior Medicine Institute) for supporting the "FACES of TORAH" Exhibit and making it possible.
Please join us for an Opening Reception on Sunday, April 7, 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Center KRUG.
Dates of Exhibit: April 7 – April 26, 2019
Address: 1400 S Wolf Rd., Ste. 100, Wheeling IL