Leva Beibutian
"HEARTFELT HARMONY"
21 August – 6 October, 2024
21 August – 6 October, 2024
My Parents. 1983
My Parents. 1983

Leva Beibutian is a well-known Petersburg sculptor adept at working in stone, clay and wood. His works, regardless of subject matter, present the embodied aesthetics of form. Putting his heart and soul into his images, he creates harmony of heart and mind. This harmony is equally inherent in his monumental, decorative and indoor compositions. Beibutian is best known for his monuments to the great Russian theorist and thinker Konstantin Tsiolkovsky and the outstanding Armenian composer, musicologist, clergyman Soghomon Soghomonyan (Komitas).

Monuments occupy a significant place in Beibutian's oeuvre, however, his creative credo is no less vividly manifested in easel works. They are characterised by a heartfelt harmony capable of evoking an acute emotional response. In the general thematic range of the artist's indoor sculpture there two main streams: Armenia and family. Such works as NazeliChroniclerBirth of Hayk, in which the history, culture and everyday life of the Armenian people are refracted, arouse desire to dive deeper into the atmosphere of the past and present of the ancient country. The sculptor's compositions themed on family teach mutual love, trust, tenderness and, importantly, tell about the strength of kinship ties and family roots. It is exactly in demonstration of continuity of family ties that special charm of such works as Hands of Parents or Mother and Child lies.

Beibutian's entire oeuvre is characterised by a special tonality of tranquility inherent in his art.

He has such a distinctive artistic style that his works cannot be mistaken for someone else’s, and they open the viewers' eyes to his sincerity, professional honesty, ability to create not only with his hands, but also with his heart. The exhibition presents the artist’s works from 1983 to the present day.