«Arbor: vital form»,  a-s-t-r-a gallery, Moscow

«Arbor: vital form», a-s-t-r-a gallery, Moscow

“It is amazing that we see trees
and are no longer surprised by them.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

At the heart of Taguti’s work is human destiny, memory and suffering, the trauma of post-imperial consciousness, the multi-layered and specific information noise in which we live in an attempt to preserve, if not human dignity, at least a human dimension.

Particularly large-scale dramas are heard in the series of scenic canvases «Trees» presented in the exhibition «ARBOR: vital form», painted on canvases in acrylic, charcoal and sanguine. Authentic, unusual, very energetic portraits of trees with no background in a metaphysical environment – no earth, no sky, trunks and branches, sometimes strongly reminiscent of the anatomy of the body with blood vessels and muscles, joints and articulations.