Bubbles, a chaotic work in acrylic by color symbolist Vladimir Nazarov, interrogates the limits of the erotic, the figurative and the absurd. This wanton, sensorial collage of imagery expresses the artist’s love of women with tender fantasy and noisy glee. Featuring a full figured woman swallowed up in a radical blur of chaotic color motion, Bubbles soars through the lawless region of free imaginative play.
Day Dream 20"H x 24"W
A paired down vertical version of Nazarov’s hallmark painting Dream, in this new incantation one simple spotted coil refracts against a field of vaporous green and yellow. A cyclical flurry of hues, his ever unwinding snake charms the eye to its invocation of harmony, cooperation and infinite potential. Towards the dream of immortality and never ending motion emerges the quiet reckonings of the unconscious imaginary made concrete and share-able.
Dragon Eyes 30"H x 20"W
Purple, teal, royal blue and magenta dragon eye tear drops float above a bed of shimmering gold in Vladimir Nazarov’s epic painting Dragon Eyes. ‘Someone is watching,’ suggests the colorful aesthetic presence of these omnipotent sentient object-beings. Fusing the magic of science fiction with the absurdist slant of neo-Surrealism, Dragon Eyes drags its viewer into a bizarrely cheerful and otherworldly realm.
Eagle 36"H x 48"W
This kaleidoscopic vision of the post-9/11 rubble brings visionary energy to our beloved New York skyline. Honoring our collective overcoming in the dark aftermath of the disaster, the work is based on what artist Vladmir Nazarov recognized after 9/11 as a ‘premonition’ of events. Characterized by a proud soaring eagle – our nation’s national bird as well as a spiritual symbol of undying faith and the ability to rise above – the work recalls the climate of hope and the strength of American Patriotism honoring all those that rose to its occasion during this historical tragedy.
Garden of Eden 30"H x 40"W
In this Edenic, large scale composition by painter Vladimir Nazarov world’s collide as the soft curvature of a female nude appears as a luscious flower in bloom. With golden hair cascading down the folds of an elegant hourglass figure, Nazarov’s lily white enchantress appears to be alone and at prayer in a secret chateau at the height of Spring. In the vein of his earlier work, this tasteful glimpse into the abundance of nature at the border of the feminine sensual is a winsome lure to the subconscious.
Group Soul 36"H x 36"W
Vibrant teals, sky blue, lavender, periwinkle, lemon, crimson, emerald and variegated shades of golden brown etch out a boundless lot of human figures huddled in a close knit mass. Artist Vladimir Nazarov’s large scale painting Group Soul portrays a culture of diversity and the polyvalent social composition of the contemporary Western milieu. Interested in notions of self/other and the role of the individual in the community, Nazarov navigates art as a process of energetic transference to speak to the boundaries of the individual in relationship to achievement and innovation within the culture at large.
Interiors 18.5"H x 19.25"W
Oasis 30"H x 20"W
Oasis, a painting by color symbolist Vladimir Nazarov is a healing image comprised of a metaphorical association between the life giving energy of women and water. Painted against a softly gradiated backdrop of royal blue and olive, the composition features a nude female figure submerged in a free floating rain drop. Highlighting the perfection of nature and inherent regenerative and nurturing qualities of water; Oasis invokes notions of flow, sacred sexuality and ‘womb’ as a safe space of freedom and creativity.
People 60"H x 48"W
Poppy 30"H x 24"W
The Poppy, the dominant figure of artist Vladimir Nazarov’s work of the same name, has longtime been a symbol of sleep, peace and death. In Greek and Roman myths, Poppies were used as offerings to the dead and are still used today in remembrance of fallen soldiers during wartime. Planted on a bright green field, Nazarov’s larger than life blossom adapts to multiple associations just as the painting’s formal qualities evoke the sense of flatness or timelessness we encounter through the equilibrium of ‘sleep’ states and Thanatos.
Ribbon 30"H x 40"W
Pleasure knocks at the heart in this spirited work on canvas by Vladimir Nazarov. Dominated at center by an erotic nude wielding an emerald green ribbon, the painting’s primary action evokes a sense of the theatrical as the ribbon emerges as a serpentine symbol of sexuality. Green – a hue symbolically associated with adventure, aspiration, fertility, freedom and vigor – leaves its psychological residue as the work formally and pictorially offers an unruly specter of light flirting with form.
Scarlet Flower 16"H x 20"W
Vladimir Nazarov’s painting Scarlet Flower takes its inspiration from the Russian folk tale of the same name written by Sergey Aksakov. The story, an adaptation of the traditional fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, provides a metaphorical starting point for Nazarov’s delicate crimson rose. Wrapped in a radiating halo of yellow, lime, gold, orange and aquamarine this gem of gilded foliage pays homage to the magical impulses of our collective intercultural lore.
The Watchtower 18.5"H x 19.25"W
Painted on wood, this early work in acrylic by artist Vladimir Nazarov adopts the ‘watch tower’ metaphor as a visual narrative about contemplation, mind over matter and the unique function human imagination plays as a soothing passage into other subconscious or semiconscious dimensions. Juxtaposing the bland work day of a female official with the blooming Eden of her mind’s eye, this expressive full color mirage explores the parallel conditions of dreaming and waking.
Window 18.5"H x 19.25"W -
An early work by painter Vladimir Nazarov, Window offers a whimsical departure into blue skies, magical proportions and ‘greener’ pastures filled with milk white maidens. Peering in through a green windowsill – green being associated symbolically with adventure, aspiration, harmony, hope and renewal – this narrative still portrait is a surrealist exercise in cultural dreaming cloaked in spiritual vigor. A clear indication of the roots of Nazarov’s interest in color symbolism, female figuration and art as a healing modality, Window is sure to pull you into its otherworldly tethers.
Yin-Yang 20"H x 16"W
Painter Vladimir Nazarov’s Yin Yang is a Feng Shui inspired narrative vignette capturing the playful embrace of two water-born creatures lost in a lover’s tug of war. Vacillating waves of golden light converge above the horizon of a serene oceanfront, its deep cerulean crests accented with hints of teal, lime and turquoise. Just above surface level rests Nazarov’s dynamic pair: exotic hybrid creatures of the deep soaring through the sky as their golden fins catch the light and their tongues interlock in a gesture suggesting loving reciprocity and the magnetic power of polarity.
Dream 20"H x 16"W
A field of serpentine swirls overlaid with shrill polka dots comprises the central action of this sweetly rendered landscape artist Vladimir Nazarov calls Dream. A pastiche of Pop and Geometric Abstraction whose series of overlapping infinity symbols invoke a sense of oceans, fields, tunnels, ribbons or human intestines; this deeply meditative structure swings between the twin poles of Neo-Jungian fantasy.