Museib Amirov’s blues of solar wind
A personal exhibition of one of the most popular Azerbaijani contemporary artists, Museib Amirov, opened in Moscow. He was born in Baku in 1963, he graduated from the State University of Culture and Arts in 1987. The master's works were exhibited in Istanbul, Seoul, Washington, Berlin and Paris. His works are eagerly bought by collectors.
The world of Museib Amirov is complex and multidimensional. It has a place for both lyrical memories of childhood, sounding like nostalgic limpid melody, and emotional experiences associated with modern reality. Having absorbed the ideas of European artists of different eras from the Renaissance to the Russian avant-garde, American painters, as well as the Absheron school masters, Museib found his own language, recognizable and harmonious. He interprets both relevant themes and eternal topics of art close to him in his own way.
"There are still places - Lagich, Kurdakhani - with old houses, some falling-down shacks with beautiful people. They should be red-listed, they are real philosophers. I come there, drink tea and talk with them. This summer I want to make portraits of these people who live in Absheron distinctively," Museib Amirov told Vestnik Kavkaza.
The 'Blues of the solar wind' exhibition presents about 80 works created over the past four years. The project was supervised by Maria Filatova. "Probably, any painting can be compared with some music genre. In this situation, it is not jazz, not tango, but blues. The blues of the solar wind, because there is always solar wind in Baku. It lives in people's souls and everywhere. That’s why it has a name like that. I thinks it reflects true essence of the exhibition and Museib's general mood and character," Maria Filatova told Vestnik Kavkaza.
The ambassador of Azerbaijan, Polad Bulbul oglu, who visited the opening-day of an exhibition, described it as a landmark event: "The works of a wonderful Azerbaijani artist speak for themselves. I think one doesn’t need to be an art historian to see the beauty, a form accuracy, a riot of color of these paintings."
The 'Blues of the solar wind' exhibition is held in the Zurab Tsereteli Art Gallery until May 19. It was organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Russian Federation and the Russian Academy of Arts.