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Niyaz Najafov @ Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt
10/07/2013 @ 8:00 pm - 04/09/2013 @ 5:00 pmfree
Whether Niyaz Najafov is Francis Bacon´s or Goya´s true new successor is secondary, you may agree with the Huffington Post writer Lorenzo Belenguer´s judgement, but in any case the new expo @ central Parisian Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt is a summer must.
Extremely appreciated in the Parisian art scene, self-taught artist Niyaz Najafov is bringing to NDM his raw crude portraits.
Najafov relates and suggests a depth of human emotion and suffering that is profoundly disturbing. He extrapolates this state of being to its extreme and at the same time there is a kind of lightness and humor to it. Mankind at its best and at its worst are equally demonstrated in these astonishing paintings.
Najafov is far from the cold calculating conceptual renderings that we are used to in the contemporary art world. His paintings, portrayals and renderings fling the viewer back to his unrelenting and inexorable human condition. Troubling and disturbing.
A dark palette and some emotional vertigo until early September. More info this way.