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ATIstudio
 
Alexander Borodin
 
 
At contrast to other people a painter has "the sixth sense" - the specific
system of perception of reality, even not always deciphering. With its
help he is able to catch some primordial, eternally existing in the world
ideas, transforming them into system of artistic images, and then to carry
them to spectator's perception.
It can be related in full measure to the works of talented painter
A.Borodin, whose perception subtly catches that spirit of destruction,
which is being brought by its time.
Theatre of Alexander Borodin. Yes, the theatre.
Take a good look at image-bearing world of his pictures. The painter here
is a playwright, a producer and a composer at the same time. And
certainly he is a player. Because in every person clearly shows through
the emotional state of the author -sometimes it's sad, sometimes it's full of
irony, but it's always poetic.As the spectators in theatre penetrate into
mutual relations of the heroes, we try in some dialogues with them to fix
our own place in this difficult world full of subtle psychologic nuances.
The longer we are watching the works of Borodin,the clearer we feel as
the soft light of his pictures, like the frame's light, shows up in us such
emotional itensity, which we haven't noticed earlier.
Here is retracing some ethical or theological conception, the epigraphy
of which can be the whole leit-motif of Borodin's creative works "Life is
theatre".
Borodin possesses unequivocal attitude to the human being's essence, to
the phenomenon's much more complicated. The vanity of this miltifacial
daily occurrence forms its image-bearing bases and carries something
only in prescribed manners and positive rules, and not from habitual
delusions of earth's life.
Borodin's painting, sometimes burning with bright light of vibrating paints
in festive scense, almost carnival shows, sometimes changing in ascetic
seriousness of rationally-pessimistic conseption, sometimes coming to
relative equilibrium and showing the aim and the result, sometimes
changing into grotesque, slight sarcasm or laconic and capacious
"Aesopian language".
There is miracle of spontaneity and simplicity, associating with plastic
and expressive art of pantomime,including its gesture, mimicry, rhythm.
Faces-masks not so much plainly demonstrate some emotional states, as
they let us to feel the complicacy of human emotions.Their plastic
modelling differs by its subtlety of nuances, being changed from the
lighting and giving to the faces the shade of half-exposed feelings,
latented under outward appearance of true phenomenons and divided by
relative limits.
A.Borodin's works are perceived not as surrealism by itself, but as a
surrealistic situation, in which Borodin-painter is deeper than stereotyped
definitions.
Borodin do not manipulate, but he emotionally works with form, making it
in inalienable part of maintenence, and sometimes the form determines
the maintenance.
Borodin speaks frankly to his spectator, drawing him into the world of his
illusions, dispositions, , fantasy and acting, where everybody hears
something his own, innermost and intimate, wishing to meet with this
world again and again.
Maria Kostandy-Silandiery,
art critic of creative association "STO".