Spiritual in Art
Galleri Promenade (Dalgatan 4, kulturhuset Fokus) är öppet må-to 9-19, fre 9-18, lö 10-14, sö stängt
The title of the exhibition is a reference to Wassily Kandinsky’s book “Concerning the
Spiritual in Art”. Kandinsky was a painter and a musician. He found that it was easier to
express his inner emotional state by playing cello than by painting objects such as
landscapes and portraits. That is how abstract art came along. According to Kandinsky, the
purpose of abstract art is to open up an artist’s inner spiritual world.
How does musical composition relate to composition in visual art? Both of them have
elements that can be described as rhythm and melodies.
➢ In visual art, the rhythm is represented as sequences of similar elements.
➢ Melody corresponds to a visual path, or a leading line – something like a winding road
in the mountains.
Viktor Khachtchanski got a diploma in graphic design along with a Master’s degree
in audio engineering. While working full-time as an engineer, he was also a graphic
designer at a jazz club in the 80s and 90s.
Viktor has lived in Finland since 2000. He has held several solo exhibitions in
Finland (inc. Kirkkonummi, Turku, Helsinki and Kotka). Viktor is a member of Helsinki
International Artists’ Association (HIAA) and Ekenäs Konstförening. He participated
in over twenty group exhibitions around Finland, Russia, and Spain during the last
Viktor’s artistic style could be described as music-influenced abstractionism
combined with surrealistic appearance.