Monday, February 6, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Boris Litvinov's "Meditations In Stone"

Boris Litvinov, Not Alone, Japanese wonderstone, 10 x 8 x 8"
Sculptor Boris Litvinov’s debut show at TAG Gallery roots itself in the concept of the artist being completely immersed in his creative process. To this end, Litvinov calls his sculpting process an act of “active meditation.” His latest body of work, encompasses the last few years of Litvinov’s Meditations In Stone and the results that were yielded.
Boris Litvinov, Not Alone, Alabaster on walnut base, 18 x 8 x 5"
From a young age, Litvinov started altering naturally found materials into inordinate shapes. Discarded pieces of furniture and broken down appliances were available in abundance. They served as the first materials for unconventional sculpture. For Litvinov, it was more of a game of reusing and recycling materials to be discarded into something people might want to keep instead.
Boris Litvinov, Male-Female Continuum, Borrego alabaster on zebrawood base, 18 x 8 x 8"
In this exhibition, the concept of opposites and contrast are explored, with each sculpture’s surface weaving the framework of a battleground of artistic expression. Notions of being grounded v. excited, still v. in motion, monotone v. colorful, male v. female are explored, with each stone utilizing grooves, abstraction, form, and texture to tell its story.
Boris Litvinov, In Love... Looking For an Exit, Borrego alabaster on zebrawood base, 19 x 9 x 11"
Litvinov listens for the voice in each stone, decodes, and translates each piece’s particular language before dreaming up concepts for the final work. This exhibition aims for the viewer to do the same as the artist, to interpret each piece’s message as their own and to make their own connections. Enjoy a glimpse into the world of Meditations in Stone.

Boris's work will be on exhibition until Saturday, February 18.
Join, Boris, Ellen Starr, and Joan Horsfall Young at an Artist Panel Discussion on Saturday, February 11, 3pm.

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