Malta artist to ex­hibit in New York

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Chelsea’s Agora Gallery in New York will fea­ture the orig­i­nal work of Malta artist Alexan­der Telin in Idio­syn­cratic Ex­pres­sions. The ex­hi­bi­tion will open on 14th Oc­to­ber and run through 3rd Novem­ber, with an open­ing re­cep­tion on Thursday, 20th Oc­to­ber. Any art lover who en­joys thought-pro­vok­ing art­works and meet­ing tal­ented and in­ter­est­ing artists is en­cour­aged to at­tend.

Each of Alexan­der Telin’s works emerges over a pro­longed pe­riod of time, de­vel­oped from ex­pe­ri­ence and con­tem­pla­tion. Bright sat­u­rated colours swirl in im­pres­sion­is­tic strokes in each of Telin’s pieces, form­ing sur­real or whim­si­cal images from short, care­ful brush­strokes. Hu­man fea­tures ap­pear stylised or dis­torted by translu­cent ma­te­ri­als.

Crisp, bright ar­eas of colour are elab­o­rated upon by small, var­ied pig­ments, which add a fur­ther layer of in­ter­est in each shadow and high­light. Each piece re­veals the un­ex­pected as­pect of fa­mil­iar images, in a tan­ta­lis­ing ex­plo­ration of the hu­man and fan­tas­ti­cal world.

Telin be­lieves colour has a special role in driv­ing the di­rec­tion of each piece, cre­at­ing paint­ings that ex­pound upon the trans­for­ma­tive and ex­pres­sive qual­i­ties of sat­u­rated hues. Small dashes of colour cir­cle in each paint­ing, ar­tic­u­lat­ing forms while de­lin­eated patches of re­flected light and deep, tan­gi­ble shadow.

A na­tive of Moscow, Telin fo­cuses on “deep pic­toral art”, a term he uses to cre­ate a sense that each image forms some sug­ges­tion of a nar­ra­tive, with each work part of a larger se­ries.

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