ALEXANDER AIZENSHTAT

The Red Man

The painting of the Red Man emphasises the distance between the
individual and the general, yet how the individual is an integral part of the general.

The painting of the Red Man emphasises the distance between the individual and the general, yet how the individual is an integral part of the general.

One of the manners to create composition is by settling a row. The row sets the standard and at the same time provides dynamics: there are soldiers, poles, cars and people standing in a line. Suddenly, an alien element appears – something out of the ordinary. In this work, this is the Red Man, who, on the one hand, is inside of the “human herd”, and on the other hand, stands out against the general background with his red color.

Thus, the picture is a “plastic parable”, which tells us about a paradox. The essence of this paradox is the contradiction between the individual and the society, of which this individual remains a part.

The Red Man, 2018
150x250 cm (59.05x98.42 in), oil on canvas

The Red Man, 2018
150x250 cm (59.05x98.42 in),
oil on canvas