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ELLEN NELSON GALLERY-GOERS

HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT

THE ANDREI RABODZEENKO EXHIBIT

 

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(What?  You haven't seen it even once yet?)

 

"EXQUISITE!"

  "fabulous"   "wow!!"  
  "excellent exhibit"   "terrific!"   "amazing"

Actual quotes from the current guestbook.

 

Andrei Rabodzeenko:

A Survey of Paintings, Sculptures and Works on Paper

From the Past Fifteen Years

 

Wrong wind

48" x 60", oil on canvas

 

 

June 7-July 19

 

 

Opening reception Saturday, June 7, 6:00 -- 9:00 pm.

 

 

Artist's Statement

 

 

 

 

My paintings don't express concrete situations. They are an attempt to connect with the unreachable, subtle side of being, something that is beyond a verbal vocabulary. When the connection happens I express it through colors, lines and images. This expression may be described as a careful preservation of a spiritual state. Explaining such painting is an unnecessary challenge. My titles are the answer to this challenge, more like a paying respect to a tradition with a twist of irony, humor or sarcasm. That's why they sound absurd. But they serve the purpose -- to throw the viewer away from the concrete perception of the painting, to create an empty space where the subtle will have a chance to be born. My viewers have to be relaxed in terms of not seeking for an immediate answer. The subtle can't be born and can't survive in the reality of concrete questions and immediate answers.

 

 

 

 

Photo Album

 

 

   
The Set-up (Photos by Jenny Rabodzeenko)
     

     

     

The Exhibit (Photos by Jenny Rabodzeenko)

     

     

     

The Opening Reception

     

     

     

     
The Video
 
 

 
     

Please click here The Maestro.wmv and here The Maestro 2.wmv for video of

Andrei playing the Big Tin Lute at the Opening Reception

 
The Website

 

For an extensive set of images of the works of Andrei Rabodzeenko,

please visit his website at www.rabodzeenko.com