25 August 2014

Imagine if your living room, bed room, kitchen room, covered in colours from ceiling to floor, and there's some living being there. In pale white.

What I get from his instalation by Farid Rasulov, titled Dogs in the Living Room, is that Farid attempts to portray the juxtaposistion of the hyp of colours with the purity of some living creatures, something that even though presented in single old colour of white, it is what matters the most, making the crowd beating, alive.

Farid Rasulov graduated from Azerbaijan State Medical University in 2006. In 2007, having decided to step aside from medicine, he started to actively engage with contemporary art, a decision that led to his participation in the 53rd Venice Biennale, among a dozen other exhibitions in London, Moskow, and Germany.

It all starts by the complexity of the Azerbaijani carpets patterns - motivus means 'what moves' in Latin - punctuates the sign of ever-changing country, a former revier of Soviet Union but standing in between strict tradition and vast modernity. The mix, which is boldly presented in main colours of ladybug red and marine blue, with its intricacy of geometric shapes and endless loop of motif flow, seems confusing, or disturbing even. But then, this is after all what art has to do. To make us think. To disturb our minds with oftenly-misunderstood beauty.

Photos courtesy Rabouan Moussion Gallery

It's amazing to see that no matter how crowded a room looks or how unpractical it is, it's always the living creature that will make it alive.

The exhibiton opens on September 6th - October 11th.

Gallery Rabouan Moussion
121, rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris
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