THE TSUKANOV ART COLLECTION

 
 

LOOKING AT THE SUN

ARTIST:FAIBISOVICH SEMYON
YEAR:1985
SIZE:85 105
TECHNIQUE:Canvas, oil

REFERENCES: "WE ARE NOT CAMERAS – SEMYON FAIBISOVICH’S EVICENCE PROJECT", Matthew Bown

"In the painting Looking at the Sun the sun is caught between squinting eyelids like a glass marble in a child’s fingers. The eyelids themselves are shot through by the sun as surely as the glass bottles on the windowsill in Faibisovich’s 1982 painting The Shell Truck. Floaters drift across the blue sky but everything is fuzzy and out of focus because the eye is concentrated on the congealed disc of light, understanding it as a congeries of scintillating sharp-edged stripes through which a few eyelashes may be seen curling. In his attempt to render solar brightness, Faibisovich departs from his normal inscrutable application of transparent colour and lays the white paint on thick, very precisely, with a palette knife".