Like an ordinary 40-watt light bulb changed the life of the artist Alexander Maranov
The one who sees these amazing creations of the artist Alexander Maranov for the first time, probably immediately got the idea: the master uses some kind of super new sparkling metallic luster of paint. The effect is really amazing, something resembling a placer gems. Looking carefully at the picture plane, one can understand that there are no radiant colors on the canvas and there is no trace – just an extraordinary technique and a unique handwriting of the painter, subject to the flow of energy and the pulsation of light.
Russian artist Alexander Maranov is from Tashkent. His ancestors, fleeing from hunger, in the war years were in a warm bread region. There he was born, grew up, received an art education and lived for thirty years, Alexander.
He graduated in Tashkent and the Art School and the Theater and Art Institute named after A.N. Ostrovsky. But the desire of the artist to grow in his skill, forced him to engage in his self-education. He wrote a lot and at the same time learned the techniques and subtleties of painting contemporaries and masters of the past centuries.
Until 1992, as the master himself recalls, he was the most ordinary artist, he created his works in a realistic manner. Landscapes, still lifes, portraits were subordinated to the classical vision and did not have individual features and author’s handwriting. However, at the age of 30 a complete creative crisis ensued, and personal life also gave a huge crack.
Running away from the past, and being in search of himself, Maranov moved to Moscow.
However, the move did not really decide anything, and life seemed completely lost. Creativity went into a deaf dead end: he still could not work, and did not want to, but the new was hidden and did not want to open up to the consciousness of the painter. But once there was an insight, or rather an outbreak, which completely turned the life of Maranov.
Once, lying on a couch, in a barely lit room, the artist began to peer intently at the dimly flickering point, radiating light. It was a 40 watt light bulb. Suddenly, this point in the vision of the artist began to grow and vibrate impulsively. In the soul of the artist instantly peace and tranquility penetrated. And from that moment the countdown of the new life began.
“I experienced a strong blow, a shock. He immediately remembered the phrase of the sage: “Only what has been suffered and experienced can be real.” I suddenly realized that I felt the present! And now I see the world differently. It consists entirely of luminous bodies! The glow is pulsating and alive. And my soul has gained light, I understood how to live and what to write. ”
Maranov immediately rose to the easel and took brushes and paints, trying to capture the glow he had seen. He is nowhere, and has never seen such a thing in a painting, which meant that he was the first. In fairness it should be noted that the artist did not have enough time and energy to spend in order to achieve the unique effect of radiance on his canvases.
“It was at this time after painful thoughts about the meaning of life, about the true vocation of the artist, about his mission, knowledge came to me, in one moment turned my whole life, – I discovered Shine. And now I am trying to convey to people the beauty of the Radiance, which saved me and brought me into the wonderful world of Beauty and Tenderness, which is so lacking for man now and what he is so eager for … ”- the master recalls his find.
And now, for more than 15 years, the basis of the painting by Alexander Maranov is a moving light, sometimes exploding with a firework of silver stars. Flowing streams spread in all directions along the plane of the sky and, thickening, take on forms and images, then re-dissolve in space. And it seems to the viewer that the master sees the world through a magical magic crystal.
And the artist himself admits that the source of the transforming light comes into his consciousness from meditations, during which the future picture is the master in all details and details. All this action is equivalent to a dream which the artist dreams of in reality. Moreover, this dream has a distinct composition and imagery. The master can only fix this moving miracle in his mind and transfer it to the canvas.