Poetic Life

A stroll through the ephemeral moments of life reflection by Haralampi G. Oroschakoff (b. 23-V-1955, Sofia, Bulgaria)

By Royal Bridges

Poetic Life1 (2018) by Haralampi G. OroschakoffRoyal Bridges

"Poetic Life" pays homage to the observing flâneur, inextricably linked to human observation.

This specific blue masked Charles Baudelaire celebrates the painter, and his view on modern life.

The exhibition being dedicated to those short-lived moments in life that in all are our lapses for reflection, a search for poetry in life.

Doppelkreuz Gawril (2016/2019) by Haralampi G. OroschakoffRoyal Bridges

"Doppelkreuz" (Double Cross) refers to the icon, the spiritual character of the archetype's image. Already developed by HGO as a genuine form of its own order in the early 1980s, marking the invisible cultural border between the Byzantine and Latin worlds; through their union setting forth a poetry in the space of life.

Nouvelle Vague2 (2001) by Haralampi G. OroschakoffRoyal Bridges

Nouvelle Vague portrays a character who on the edges of a landscape suddenly discovers its essence through a careful observation.

Poetic Life (2018) by Haralampi G. OroschakoffRoyal Bridges

"Poetic Life" invokes the cultivated observer. As in Samuel Beckett's aphorism "fail better"; he moves without connecting through the faceless metropolis with its sparkling yet indifferent content, its countless offers of pastimes belying the true emptiness of everyday life.

Alright Mama Dada1 (2018/2018) by Haralampi G. OroschakoffRoyal Bridges

The title of these images on cardinal red velvet refers to a revolutionary leap in time: when the Beatles released their song "Revolution" on the so-called "White Album" in 1968, they changed the way the music industry produced and received music, and therefore a part of life's poetry.

Alright Mama Dada (2018/2018) by Haralampi G. OroschakoffRoyal Bridges

Whereas record covers had previously been ungainly improvisational outbursts, the "White Album" was the immaterial square of the world devoid of any information about its content. The overlong song "Revolution" also radically broke with the common practice of being a few minutes of entertainment formatted to fit in between commercial breaks. In the instrumental middle section, which lasts about nine minutes altogether, a choir consisting of David Bowie, Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono, amongst others, responds to John Lennon's refrain "Don't you know... we all want to change the world" with an "Oh yeah, mama dada". And thus the revolution once again becomes classical Dadaism in the nursery of one's own imagination.

Poetic Life2 (2011) by Haralampi G. OroschakoffRoyal Bridges

These statuettes represent the story of a person in its different segments...


Terracotta, approx.: 20x8x8 cm, 2 parts

Poetic Life3 (2011) by Haralampi G. OroschakoffRoyal Bridges

...torpor, greed, shrewdness, knowledge, imagination through exalted reflection.


Terracotta, approx.: 20x8x8 cm, 2 parts
Poetic Life

Poetic Life4 (2011) by Haralampi G. OroschakoffRoyal Bridges

The seal stands for a loyal companion for the self, reflects on our need for solitary reflection as human beings, whilst many do not wish to be in solitude.

Terracotta, approx.: 20x8x8 cm, 2 parts

Nouvelle Vague (2002) by Haralampi G. OroschakoffRoyal Bridges

'Les plus belles histoires' conceived in Cannes on the spurt of the moment as one of the artist's own poetic moments.

Nouvelle Vague1 (2001) by Haralampi G. OroschakoffRoyal Bridges

'The laugh of the émigré'
This water colour was born out of a spontaneous inspiration by Haralampi G. Oroschakoff, no special light was needed, only the spark of inspiration.

Archangel (1992) by Haralampi G. OroschakoffRoyal Bridges

The Archangel fits the theme of Poetif Life by inciting reflection of own's religiosity, or spirituality.

Oroschakoff in this artwork uses a typical Orthodox depiction of an icon in a rather irreverent manner that fits more in Western countries.

Target (2019) by Haralampi G. OroschakoffRoyal Bridges

Our fellow humans practice their shooting skills by aiming at cardboard dummies. To allay apprehension, harmless protagonists are chosen, such as handymen, pregnant women, a child, or the sick. In common with Francis Bacon's monstrous distortions, the melancholic target becomes tangible, the human being in his contradictions, as well as in his beauty.

Installation (2019/2020) by Haralampi G. OroschakoffRoyal Bridges

'Poetic Life' by Haralampi G. Oroschakoff was on display at Office Reiner Opoku (http://www.reiner-opoku.com) in Berlin from September 2019 through January 2020.

Credits: Story

Artist and writer Haralampi G. Oroschakoff (Russian: Харлампий Г. Орешаков; b. 23 May 1955 in Sofia, Bulgaria) is an Russo-Austrian-German artist based in Berlin. He is known as a pioneer of Est-West dialogue in art as well as a reviver of the reception of Eastern iconography in Western painting. For further information: https://www.oroschakoff.com

With the support and thanks to 'Hohenthal und Bergen' (https://www.hohenthalundbergen.de).

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