Insane painter who became world famous
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Paintings by Alexander Lobanov crazy artist from Rybinsk exhibited in Cologne, Lausanne, Moscow and Paris.
Art Brut — brutal art Amateurs. We are talking about strange people, crazy, or just the outcasts, the weirdos. Their paintings are spontaneous and different, stand out of fashion and the accepted templates. Art Brut are not paying attention to the canons, such as accuracy, scale, perspective, reality or fiction. Here is appreciated sincerity and unusual perspective.
Of our countrymen, in this genre, the famous Soviet mentally ill artist Alexander Pavlovich Lobanov (1924 — 2003).
Alexander Pavlovich as a child, and hearing loss due to inflammation of the brain. Then for a time he lived in the orphanage for the deaf, and after the war, in 1947, was in a psychiatric hospital.From 1953 until his death, Alexander Lobanov was kept in the Yaroslavl regional hospital "Afonino", where he took up painting. Most of his paintings and sketches — self-portraits and portraits of the leaders. In appearance they resemble the iconography or promdiagnostika image on the dishes.
The characters of his drawings are armed with revolvers and a shotgun Mosin fantastic. The stories are related to hunting and army theme.
The theme of the weapon runs through creativity Lobanova: even leaders he painted with guns, dogs and hunting. There is a theory that during the war the soldiers promised to give the boy a rifle, but did not keep his word. Perhaps this influenced the artist.
According to the memoirs of the medical staff in the 1970s, the artist fell in love, probably in the cook — emerged a picture with her image, in her hands there was also a shotgun.
In the 1970-ies Lobanov began to deal with automotoportal (preserved over five hundred), which was designed similarly to his drawings.
The sincerity and originality of the work Lobanova attracted attention. For the first time his paintings were part of an exhibition in Yaroslavl in 1997. Two years later he had his first solo exhibition. Some of the paintings, the author was bought by the gallery in Lausanne, which is the world's largest collection of authors of the genre Art Brut.