Alexander Dubovik's great creative work strikes with originality and many-sided nature of formal and color decisions. One could say, that from the very beginning ("Self- portrait" 1961) to the present day, the artist stays under the flag of "color aesthetic" by which Malevich characterized "Propellers"- a constructive painting by Leger.
I believe that both Malevich and Dubovik have a certain similarity in synthesis of abstraction, constructivism and decorativeness, no matter how different their sign systems may be. It is curious enough that both of them decorated churches in France by non-figurative forms and most modern colors. But the Ukrainian artist seems to be a heir to the totally different plastic memory. Dubovik's works combine the holiness of orthodox iconography, the color spectrum of Ukrainian fields, decoration of ethnic clothes and interiors - in other words, all that palette of colors, which Malevich identified with Ukraine.
Dubovik melts his visual and color heritage into unique world of symbols, into a dialogue with different fine art cultures, into a mysterious sign system.
He holds dialogues with icons, with Malevich, with school of Matyushin, with boychukism and with spectralism of Bogomazov, out his solutions are quite specific: Dubovik's paintings radiate joy of life; they are pleasure for eye, soul and spirit. Dubovik's works are abstract and concrete at the same time. They create the unknown realms of the colorful temples, angels, firebirds, ghosts, festivals, rituals and ceremonies.
The art of Dubovik is ornamental in the best sense of the word, as it was brilliantly expressed by Father Pavel Florenskiy: "The Ornament is more philosophic than other forms of fine arts, because it does not represent separate items, or their partial relationships, but endows with clarity some world formulas of being. If ornament is deprived of transcendental content, it is because of small access of its subject to consciousness, not used to eagle flights above quotient."
Dubovik's art belongs to the abstract and symbolic currents, which inspire his individual vocabulary of signs, hieroglyphs, pictographs and ideograms; he varies all of it into architectural constructions, musical variations or poetic parables. In that respect Dubovik's art has to do with Gesumtkunstwerk in synthetic unity of rhythms of different types of fine arts.
The artist presents to each of us the flowering world of magic sacral ceremony.
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