A trip with Vladimir Kush June 3, 2013 – Posted in: Books and Art, Painting
Russian artist Vladimir Kush is a one man surrealism factory. With four of his own galleries in the U.S. and more coming around the globe you know he paints a lot. Fortunately for us, the book is well represented in his portfolio.
Here is what Kush has to say on the subject:
BOOK is a metaphor for the history of human life. We use the analogy of the book when talking about a significant event in our lives, “one more page is written.” For instance, when we mention man’s first flight into the cosmos or to the moon, we say, “one more page is written into the Exploration of the Cosmos.”
Reading a book is often breathtaking and evokes imagination, and the butterfly bookmark in the painting is a symbol of the flight of imagination.
Reading requires attention, solitude and silence, relayed by the light contrast, “light of the mind amidst the darkness.”
Book of Books
Atlas of Wander
Previously on Book Patrol:
The Biblio-Surrealism of Jonathan Wolstenholme
Blinded by books: The paintings of Rick Beerhorst