Art Exhibit Silent Communication Portraits
Curator at Linus Galleries and fine art photographer, Linnea Lenkus strives to promote local and international artists through art exhibits at our contemporary art gallery. As a way to encourage and support our artists, she has set out to continue her Artist Portrait Series. Through photographs, Lenkus shows a side of the artists that is not seen in their art. As a photographer she understands the importance of creating a comfortable ambiance for the subject to be themselves. In addition to Linus Galleries, Lenkus owns two portrait studios, where she specializes in creating photography for people throughout all stages of their lives.
Participant of our “Silent Communication” art show, Teymur Guseynov presented artwork emphasizing his connection with nature. His oil painting Solitude, captures a vast lonely landscape through melancholic shades of blue and green. What appears to be the only sign of life is a vibrant red-colored wild animal. The quiet calming tone of this piece sets out to contrast the chaotic surroundings we are often confronted by.
“I was born in 1983 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Thanks to both of my parents, I have been constantly exposed to the world of visual and performing arts since my early years, for my late father was a sculptor, and my mother used to teach music at a local conservatory. In January 1990, due to the increasingly threatening political situation in the region, my family had to leave everything behind and flee to Moscow, Russia. In 2005, what remained of my family left Moscow for the United States, where I firmly decided to follow in my father’s footsteps and become an artist.
When painting, I tend to give more preference to landscapes than any other genre because I feel an endless urge to connect with nature, particularly with non-urban space, in order to escape (at least in the imaginary world) from the routine of everyday life that is full of stress and frustration. I typically create scarcely representational semi-abstract works with subtle hints of symbolism that in one way or another echo my inner world.
As to the opening reception at the Linus Gallery in Pasadena, I think it went great. I really appreciate the fact that Linnea herself volunteered to do photo shoots for all the artists in the show and that the artists were also given an opportunity to talk about their work on camera. It definitely made me feel special. Thank you!”
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