The Museum of Moscow and REGINA Gallery present an exhibition of classic modern art: Semyon Faibisovich "Moscow Mine”. The exhibition includes two cycles dedicated to Moscow – "My Yard" and "Kazan Railway Station".
At the beginning of the 80s Faibisovich started to create a portrait of the Soviet era. In 2007, after a twelve-year break, he returned to painting, attracted by the image of a new age.
Both cycles, "My Yard" and “Kazan Railway Station”, have as their main character the muse of the artist – Moscow. These two cycles show the different aspects of city life. "On one hand they can be called 'opposites' compared to all my statements about Moscow; on the other, they are close to each other. It’s a life which you have nearby all the time and which you observe and study for many years," says the author.
"My Yard" is the most wide-ranging of all Faibisovich's cycles if we speak about genre. In addition to scenes and portraits it also includes landscapes, clean textures and views from the balcony. In the series “Kazan Railway Station” the artist focuses on a color and dramatic black-and-white relationships which produce tension and an expression of station life. More formal searches in the range of the "new expression" give a nod to different historical and original styles, from Caravaggio to the Impressionists and the Wanderers. The series includes more visual games, while "My Yard" concentrates on psychological states and the state of nature.
Semyon Faybisovich remains faithful to himself in his works. He carries on a conversation with the viewer about that imperceptible, unremarkable everyday life which people have got used to not noticing. He speaks about that reality that changes all the time, at the same time without changing the main thing.
"I am excited by the life, not by the art." – Semyon Faybisovich.