About This Artist
Timur D’Vatz art is figurative and emblematic and offers a modern-day take on ancient legends where centuries of tradition are applied to the mixed and re-appropriated symbols sourced from early Byzantine art, medieval tapestries, Russian icons, Pre-Raphaelites and ancient stories. The art historical archive of imagery became stepping stones for the artist’s own visual improvisations. The source becomes a metaphor for the veil of time and also becomes the point of departure for the creation of a new and original picture. Timur D’Vatz created his own artificial reality based on his spiritual interest in alchemy. He sees alchemy as the art form that liberates parts of the Cosmos from temporal existence and helps to achieve perfection. Timur takes the viewer to another place away from reality to the mysterious place where we could achieve eternal perfection. One of the moments of the spiritual transformation is the ritual of the hunt. Through rejuvenation of ancient stories and legends surrounding the hunt, the artist tries to gain a new significance to historical and imagined rituals.
Timur D’Vatz achieves the ultimate climax within his controlled and stylized imagery by introducing a unique rhythm of time specific to him or rather the nullness of it. The artist seeks to gain control over the passage of time by switching it off completely and by revealing a taste for poetic images of silent, mediative activity. On the opposite end such as the dynamics of hunt are expressed through the use of the elongated bodies, in order to show the exhilaration of movement within a static image.
Perhaps the most compelling aspect of Timur D’Vatz works is the way in which his art is inextricably linked to the world of textiles: he excels at depicting the rich fabrics of Chinese silk printing and influenced by intricate patterns of the Nabis School. D’Vatz's shapes and patterns take on a life of their own, giving to the composition a lyrical harmony as a whole. The painter alleviates any possibility of visual heaviness or monotony by leaving elegant and refined forms to serve and to complicate the pictorial space.