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Leonid Kozlov. Labyrinths of time.

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from 20 March, 2024
to 12 April, 2024
Mon-Sat: 12:00 – 19:00
Sunday - day off
Ukraine, Kyiv, 01133
4 Pervomayskogo St.
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Exhibition project "Leonid Kozlov. Labyrinths of time."

From March 20 to April 12, the Goldens auction house will host the exhibition project "Labyrinths of Time" by the Ukrainian sculptor and artist Leonid Kozlov.

Leonid Kozlov is known primarily as a master of realistic sculpture on the theme of ballet. But his output includes abstract compositions of a high level of skill, as well as paintings. The purpose of the exhibition project "Labyrinths of Time" was to reveal this little-known but significant side of the artist's work.

While studying in the workshop of Anatoliy Fuzhenka (since 1969) and Vasyl Borodai (1982), he received an extremely powerful professional base, which laid a plastic foundation for his creativity. But his own view and perception of reality, form and color, life in other realities and openness to creative and conceptual searches transformed this experience and paved the way for the artist to a completely new level.

Leonid Kozlov gained his first fame thanks to his realistic sculptures on the theme of ballet. Filled not only with the usual grace for their role, but also with dynamism and life, his ballerinas entered a wide circle of art connoisseurs and collectors. In 2021, Leonid Kozlov's sculpture "Black Swan" became the most expensive sculpture sold at open Ukrainian auctions during the entire existence of the Ukrainian art market.

All the more interesting is the transformation of the artist's creative method and his transition from the traditions of realistic sculpture to abstraction. He compensates for the lack of a realistic form with content that would be cramped within the framework of a classical visual image.

The exhibition presents abstract sculptural compositions of the 1990s, in which Leonid Kozlov experiments with form, breaking the traditional idea of the figure. Here you can see archetypal female images that refer to primitive art, and the concept of motherhood in Jungian optics, and the visualization of male-female relations in the language of laconic volumes.

Despite the fact that Leonid Kozlov is known primarily as a sculptor, painting also occupies a significant place in his creative work. At the exhibition, he is represented by abstract works of the period 2007-2020. In the context of the artist's path, the names of the two most recent works of the selection are perceived quite symbolically: "Walking" and "Enlightenment", which seem to emphasize the artist's path full of searches.

Based on the achievements of the classics of non-figurative art Piet Mondrian, Barnett Newman and Paul Klee, the artist creates his own visual language. Laconic forms, bright and monochrome color planes, moderate but expressive dynamics and expressive texture form a recognizable and unique handwriting. Complex textures, which the artist integrates into the layers of the canvas, are also an important component of the ordered visual and symbolic language: sawdust, earth, sand.

The project "Labyrinths of Time" is represented by 17 painting and 5 sculptural compositions of the artist. The exhibition is open from Monday to Saturday from March 20 to April 12 from 12:00 to 19:00.

Regarding the purchase of works presented during the project, contact the specialists of the Goldens auction house in the exhibition hall and on the website www.gs-art.com.

Exhibition schedule:
March 20 - April 12, 2024
Monday - Saturday
12:00 - 19:00
Sunday is a day off
Free entrance.

Address:
Kyiv, str. L. Pervomayskyi, 4
Goldens Auction House
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Press release
Exhibition project "Leonid Kozlov. Labyrinths of time."

From March 20 to April 12, the Goldens auction house will host the exhibition project "Labyrinths of Time" by the Ukrainian sculptor and artist Leonid Kozlov.

Leonid Kozlov is known primarily as a master of realistic sculpture on the theme of ballet. But his output includes abstract compositions of a high level of skill, as well as paintings. The purpose of the exhibition project "Labyrinths of Time" was to reveal this little-known but significant side of the artist's work.

While studying in the workshop of Anatoliy Fuzhenka (since 1969) and Vasyl Borodai (1982), he received an extremely powerful professional base, which laid a plastic foundation for his creativity. But his own view and perception of reality, form and color, life in other realities and openness to creative and conceptual searches transformed this experience and paved the way for the artist to a completely new level.

Leonid Kozlov gained his first fame thanks to his realistic sculptures on the theme of ballet. Filled not only with the usual grace for their role, but also with dynamism and life, his ballerinas entered a wide circle of art connoisseurs and collectors. In 2021, Leonid Kozlov's sculpture "Black Swan" became the most expensive sculpture sold at open Ukrainian auctions during the entire existence of the Ukrainian art market.

All the more interesting is the transformation of the artist's creative method and his transition from the traditions of realistic sculpture to abstraction. He compensates for the lack of a realistic form with content that would be cramped within the framework of a classical visual image.

The exhibition presents abstract sculptural compositions of the 1990s, in which Leonid Kozlov experiments with form, breaking the traditional idea of the figure. Here you can see archetypal female images that refer to primitive art, and the concept of motherhood in Jungian optics, and the visualization of male-female relations in the language of laconic volumes.

Despite the fact that Leonid Kozlov is known primarily as a sculptor, painting also occupies a significant place in his creative work. At the exhibition, he is represented by abstract works of the period 2007-2020. In the context of the artist's path, the names of the two most recent works of the selection are perceived quite symbolically: "Walking" and "Enlightenment", which seem to emphasize the artist's path full of searches.

Based on the achievements of the classics of non-figurative art Piet Mondrian, Barnett Newman and Paul Klee, the artist creates his own visual language. Laconic forms, bright and monochrome color planes, moderate but expressive dynamics and expressive texture form a recognizable and unique handwriting. Complex textures, which the artist integrates into the layers of the canvas, are also an important component of the ordered visual and symbolic language: sawdust, earth, sand.

The project "Labyrinths of Time" is represented by 17 painting and 5 sculptural compositions of the artist. The exhibition is open from Monday to Saturday from March 20 to April 12 from 12:00 to 19:00.

Regarding the purchase of works presented during the project, contact the specialists of the Goldens auction house in the exhibition hall and on the website www.gs-art.com.

Exhibition schedule:
March 20 - April 12, 2024
Monday - Saturday
12:00 - 19:00
Sunday is a day off
Free entrance.

Address:
Kyiv, str. L. Pervomayskyi, 4
Goldens Auction House
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Curators
Mykhailo Vasylenko
Mykhailo Vasylenko
Director of the auction house «Goldens», art expert, curator
Julia Chernysh
Julia Chernysh
Specialist of the "Goldens" auction house, art critic, curator
Kateryna Shcherbakova
Kateryna Shcherbakova
Specialist of the "Goldens" auction house, art critic, curator
Curators
Mykhailo Vasylenko
Mykhailo Vasylenko
Director of the auction house «Goldens», art expert, curator
Julia Chernysh
Julia Chernysh
Specialist of the "Goldens" auction house, art critic, curator
Kateryna Shcherbakova
Kateryna Shcherbakova
Specialist of the "Goldens" auction house, art critic, curator
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Lot 1
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
"Delighted", 2011
canvas, oil, acrylic, 200 х 145 cm
20 000 $
Lot 2
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
"Composition 3", 2012
canvas, oil, 100 х 80 cm
  • Sold
Lot 3
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
#925, 2013
canvas, oil, 97 х 117 cm
8 000 $
Lot 4
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
"Two", 1991
bronze, granite, h – 120 cm
30 000 $
Lot 5
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
"Enlightenment", 2020
canvas, oil, 196 х 300 cm
40 000 $
Lot 6
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
#510, 2014
canvas, oil, author technique, 172 х 132 cm
14 000 $
Lot 7
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
#521, 2012
canvas, oil, 118 х 118 cm
10 000 $
Lot 8
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
"Mother and child", 1991
bronze, h – 83 cm
40 000 $
Lot 9
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
#314, 2011
canvas, oil, 70 х 87 cm
6 000 $
Lot 10
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
#320, 2012
canvas, oil, 78 х 95 cm
6 000 $
Lot 11
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
"Walk", 2020
canvas, oil, 92 х 58 cm
5 000 $
Lot 12
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
# 518, 2007
canvas, oil, mixed media, 165 х 199 cm
20 000 $
Lot 13
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
"Portrait of the Lady in Black", 1997
bronze, granite, h - 52 cm
25 000 $
Lot 14
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
#135, 2012
canvas, oil, 69 х 53 cm
4 000 $
Lot 15
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
#125, 2014
canvas, oil, acrylic, author technique, 138 х 198 cm
18 000 $
Lot 16
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
"Sails", 2012
canvas, oil, author technique, 178 х 130 cm
20 000 $
Lot 17
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
"Blue spot", 2011
canvas, oil, mixed media, 120 х 129 cm
  • Sold
Lot 18
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
#325, 2012
canvas, oil, author technique, 95 х 78 cm
6 000 $
Lot 19
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
"Falling sin", 1990
stone, bronze, h – 60 cm
10 000 $
Lot 20
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
#426, 2014
canvas, oil, mixed media, 127 х 111 cm
8 000 $
Lot 21
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
"Cloud", 2014
canvas, oil, acrylic, mixed media, 190 х 152 cm
  • Sold
Lot 22
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
"Night on Ivan Kupala", 2011
canvas, oil, 100 х 96 cm
7 000 $
Lot 23
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
"Dialogue", 2008
canvas, oil, 117 х 150 cm
12 000 $
Lot 24
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
"Figure", 1991
bronze, granite, h – 210 cm
50 000 $
Lot 25
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
"Water carrier", 2012
canvas, oil, mixed media, 115 х 133 cm
10 000 $
Lot 26
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
"Composition", 2011
canvas, oil, 100 х 80 cm
6 000 $
Lot 27
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
"Black arable land", 2012
canvas, oil, mixed media, 138 х 195 cm
20 000 $
Lot 28
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
"The Way", 2011
canvas, oil, 118 х 122 cm
10 000 $
Lot 29
Leonid Kozlov  (1954)
"Red glare", 2012
canvas, oil, author technique, 90 х 150 cm
12 000 $

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