Friday 27 May 2011

The Art of Anatoly Fomenko : Presented by Denis Forkas Kostromitin

All Images © Anatoly Fomenko : Presented by special guest curator Denis Kostromitin

Anatoly Timofeevich Fomenko (b.1945), a renowned Soviet and Russian mathematician over the years has managed to produce a few series of outstanding drawings in between his academic research. His painstakingly rendered pieces set a playground for emotion, topology, madness and magick: giddy abstract structures confront surreal monsters; expressive figures convey untold fears and mystery; crystals of reason melt under the pressure of chaos.

"The artist’s choice of composition – be it illustrations for Bulgakov's “The Master and Margarita”, sketches of mathematician’s jokes, poetic landscapes or twisted outlines of various paradoxes – always takes me unawares. The simultaneously delicate and violent shapes are clearly designed to dominate the viewer."

Fomenko’s visuals were beautifully animated in a 30-minute cartoon “Перевал / Passage” directed by V. Tarasov, 1988.

Presented by special guest curator Denis Forkas Kostromitin

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