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COSMOSCOW Art Fair

a-s-t-r-a x COSMOSCOW Art Fair

10 - 13 SEPT 2020 

OKSANA MAS, ALINA BLIUMIS, JOLIE ALIEN

booth Е3

PAVEL BUSHUEV

bopth Z36 "Moscow "

Gostinii dvor, Ilinka 4

 

Transcription of modernity

Time and the processes taking place with people right now are lived by them in parallel and, it would seem, at the same time, but they open up facets different from the general perception to visionaries - those who are able to read abstractions of new trends and non-verbalized meanings of the approaching universal present.

The a-s-t-r-a gallery stand at the 8th Cosmoscow fair presents the work of three women artists: three views of modernity; three dimensions of a single canvas of universal history; three different optics; multi-layered imprint of today in a triptych of thought.

Oksana Mas is an artist, humanist, philosopher living and working in Spain. In the new series of works "Memory Files", created during the quarantine, she explores in the context of the latest discoveries of neuroaesthetics, the peculiarities of the structure of collective and individual memory. Revealing changes in the prints that a person leaves and that remain in him, as a result of certain events, the artist plunges the viewer into the labyrinth of reactions and the infinity of alternative paths of the past. The multi-layered work, the reflection of the observer looking in the lacquered surface, as in the pupils of the observer conducting the experiment, the response at the level of the retina and neural reactions to color, composition, innuendo and open structure, are involved in the process in which everyone lives their own unique experience.

Alina Bliumis - born in Minsk, Belarus, since 1993 has been living and working in New York. Alina reflects on this physical, political and socio-cultural journey in her work. Throughout her practice, the artist is constantly researching the formation of national identity, its historical and geographical roots and its ambitions in global geopolitics. Using communication as a means par excellence, her projects raise questions about what constitutes a community, what constitutes boundaries, and how the former is shaped by the latter. Most importantly, the artist stresses that language itself can function as a border, as a paradigm of power, and can be used to shape a community.
In her new series, “Masses”, which premiered at the Spring / Break Art Show in New York in March 2020, the artist explores the sociology of the crowd, the process of interaction between the individual and the collective. The masses have always historically been a symbol of change, regardless of the direction of such change - revolutionary, social or cultural. The artist raises the question: participation in mass action is the disintegration of the personal, the rejection of the sense of one's own in the face of the all-embracing common, or the struggle for one's own idea, the right to be heard and the right to speak on one's own behalf.
In her works from the series “Amateur Bird watching at Passport Control”, which are also presented, Alina reflects on globalisation as a global circulation of information, money, goods, people and viruses. It uses images of birds that serve as symbols of various national states and for this reason ended up on the official documents of its citizens (passports), and frees them from national symbols, giving them the opportunity to soar freely, without knowing borders and without taking into account this or that context.

Jolie Alien is an eighteen-year-old artist living her youth, exploring years and days filled with discoveries: self-awareness, desires, dreams, new people, countries and ideas. She creates works on the back of the correct “adult” reality, turning the canvas of social attitudes, norms and restrictions to the other side, and builds her own map of meanings, manifesting herself and a specific moment of being. The expressive drawing and collage nature of the compositions of her paintings may at first glance seem discrete, but this informs the works of all the familiar, but difficult to perceptible property of lightness, freshness and the feeling that a little more and it will be possible to get off the ground, thereby distinguishing them from many others. In her work, there is a closeness to the traditions of the "art of gesture" and to individual works by ar informal. Jolie's art is a statement about oneself and fixation of the surrounding reality in the form of a lasting impression.

Pavel Bushuev's works will be presented separately at stand Z36 of the Moscow section from the "Deformation" series. "Deformation (from Lat. Deformatio -" distortion ") is a change in the relative position of body particles associated with their movement relative to each other. This series present the deep deformations occurring inside a person pass through us, distorting the cognitive shell. Deformation is the fixation of these sensations."

Agureeva Maria

Maria Agureeva was born in 1985.

Graduated from Saint Petersburg State University of Technology and Design (faculty of graphic design, 2003-2009), IKA (Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow) (2014-2015). The artist works with installations, videos, performances, and sculptures. Lives and works in Los Angeles and Moscow.

Maria Agureeva was born in 1985.

Graduated from Saint Petersburg State University of Technology and Design (faculty of graphic design, 2003-2009), IKA (Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow) (2014-2015). The artist works with installations, videos, performances, and sculptures. Lives and works in Los Angeles and Moscow.

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

  • 2019-Ruinart Art Patronat grant
  • 2018 - 18th Los Angeles street art center (August to September).
  • 2018-Grant from TRUST FOR MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING.
  • 2018 - the Winner of the special award, Laguna Art Prize.
  • 2017-Residence Unlimited New York (from February to April).
  • 2013 - nominee of the Kandinsky prize.

PERSONAL EXHIBITION

  • 2019-Passing, Cosmoscow, patron of Ruinart, Moscow.
  • 2019-Dust, coaxial art Foundation, Los Angeles.
  • 2018-It will never be enough, Isabel Lesmeister gallery, Regensburg.
  • 2018-Pearl Dust will settle on the soft skin covering all the cracks, atrium gallery, 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles.
  • 2018-you can imagine what will remain after, Anna Nova gallery, Saint Petersburg.
  • 2018-Dust, Elektrozavod gallery, Moscow.
  • 2015-Binary promises, Parallel program of the 6th Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Pechersky Gallery, Moscow.
  • 2014 - gardens of compromises, Erarta Museum, Saint Petersburg.
  • 2013-Those women who can destroy the infinite, Parallel program of the 5th Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Pechersky Gallery, Moscow.
  • 2012 - Citius, altius, fortius! Commodification, the Factory Project together with Gridchinhall, Moscow.
  • The 2012 Excavations. Ground 0, Gridchinhall, Moscow.
  • 2011 - a series of "Tormozit", gridchinhall, Moscow.
  • 2011 - a series of "Tormozit", Gallery Kadieff, Helsinki.
  • 2009 - series "Tormozit", AL Gallery, Saint Petersburg.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2020-Cosmoscow Art Fair, Moscow, Russia
  • 2020-ENTER Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2020-Technosphere, Supercollider Gallery x Femmebit, La spring art show, Los Angeles.
  • 2019-MMOMA 99/19, 20th anniversary exhibition, MMOMA, Moscow.
  • 2019-Recycle or die, Gum Red line, Moscow.
  • 2019 - The Regenerates, Nook Gallery, Los Angeles.
  • 2017-Just cause, Black Ball Projects, new York.
  • 2016-Unofficial language, VINZAVOD center for contemporary art, Parallel program of the V Moscow international Biennale of young art, Moscow.
  • 2016-All eyes on me, VINZAVOD center for contemporary art, Moscow.
  • 2016-Nominibus Trivialibus, Sinonimis Selectis, MSU Botanical garden (Aptekarsky sad), Parallel program of the V Moscow international Biennale of young art, Moscow.
  • 2015-Mirrors, MMOMA, Moscow.
  • 2015 - One in another. Art of new and old media in the era of high-speed Internet, MMOMA, Moscow.
  • 2015-Development of freedom, Factory Project, Moscow.
  • 2013-I wouldn't draw now, Parallel program of the 5th Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Agency Art.Ru, Moscow.
  • 2013-state Order, VINZAVOD center for contemporary art, Moscow.
  • 2012-Project Cena (Price), Parallel program of the III Moscow international Biennale of young art, Agency Art.Ru, Moscow.
  • 2011-Art in Mind, Brick lane Gallery, London.
  • 2010-festival of contemporary art Psychonautics, Saint Petersburg.
  • 2010-Summary, All Gallery, Saint Petersburg.

"My main task as an artist is to show how the body becomes a hybrid space in which the materiality of human flesh is linked to individual consciousness and identity. This is caused by a General desire to change yourself to avoid social pressure, as well as an even greater desire to discover your true form and inner authenticity.

In my work, I focus on the contradiction between what is considered real and what is subjective about the human body. I explore the social norms of stamped attractiveness that push us to Polish our own image, as people Polish billions of images on the Internet. There is an internal conflict between the natural features of our appearance imposed by artificial standards and our willingness to oppose them with absolute truth. This dynamic pushes me to explore the boundaries beyond which the body becomes as much an object as any other.

I often work with synthetic materials because they refer to my themes of physicality, moving from authenticity to art. My work emphasizes that body transformation is referential, archetypal, and tribal, and is now becoming a form of modern secular religion. This forces me to explore the boundaries beyond which the body eventually becomes the same object as any other.

I am currently studying the interaction of the human body and the environment, which I deeply feel is inextricably linked as one ecology, one synergistic Union. Humanity, and especially artists, can no longer turn a blind eye to this problem because of how acutely we have all begun to feel the impact of changes in Nature on all of us."
Maria Agureeva

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:



Works


we are part of the circle
Agureeva Mariya

we are part of the circle, 2021

Ракушки, дерево (обожженное), керамика, волосы, пластик
105 х 60 х 19 см
SoldThe silence of an uninhabited space
Agureeva Mariya

The silence of an uninhabited space, 2020

Камни, ракушки, алюминий, пчелиный воск, пластик
119 х 85 х 6 см
Янтарь будущего
Agureeva Mariya

Янтарь будущего, 2021

Камни, ракушки, алюминий, волосы, пластик
155 х 89 х 9 см
Untitled
Agureeva Mariya

Untitled, 2020

Пластик, корпуса, алюминий, зеркало, рама (ясень)

Pavel Bushuev

Pavel Bushuev was born in 1987 in the city of Kopeisk, Chelyabinsk region.

In 2007 he graduated from the Chelyabinsk Art College, in 2014 he graduated from the I.E. Repin (graphic department, workshop of Andrei Pakhomov Andrey Alekseevich). From 2014 to 2017, he completed an internship at the Russian Academy of Arts creative workshops in St. Petersburg.

Pavel Bushuev was born in 1987 in the city of Kopeisk, Chelyabinsk region.

In 2007 he graduated from the Chelyabinsk Art College, in 2014 he graduated from the I.E. Repin (graphic department, workshop of Andrei Pakhomov Andrey Alekseevich). From 2014 to 2017, he completed an internship at the Russian Academy of Arts creative workshops in St. Petersburg.

During the studying, he participated in exhibitions and competitions in Russia, Korea and China: 2009 — participation in the Watercolor exhibition in St. Petersburg; international art exhibition in Seoul; 2011 — student exhibition in Beijing; 1st place and audience award for participating in the competition for the design of the Olympic bill; 2013 — participation in the exhibitions "Dream" and "Portrait of an Artist" in St. Petersburg.

Annually took part in open-air exhibitions in the halls of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts.

In 2014 he graduated from the Institute, by the decision of the State Examination Commission, he was qualified as a graphic artist (book art). In 2015, he collaborated with GOZNAK (Mint).

Currently lives and works in St. Petersburg. The artist's works are in Russian and foreign private collections.

"Having received an art academic education, I continue to develop in various modern media, being in search of new forms and images, I am constantly experimenting with artistic languages. But the lion's share of my fine practice is still black and white graphics.

In my work, I often come across academic drawing with modern trends, at the moment on the verge of between them is the most interesting space for research for me. It is there that you can find out the limits of normality and subjectivity, reality and mysticism, releasing the images of the subconscious in a more accessible visual manner.

Creativity must always be sincere to find its viewer. Creativity is a constant search for our sides. This is a pleasure from the find. This is a continuous resentment from what has already been done, as a sign that it is necessary to move on.

While working on illustrations for Bram Stoker's Dracula, I needed to find a solution for the performance of this piece. Having tried several techniques, the choice fell on the monotype. The miraculous magic of printing, its randomness bribed me, forced me to look for new images and meanings. In parallel with the work on illustrations for the dark novel, the Warp series was born.

Deformation (from Lat. Deformatio - "distortion") - a change in the relative position of body particles associated with their movement relative to each other. This series presents the deep deformations occurring inside a person. Perceptions of events, experiences and thoughts, as well as external factors pass through us, distorting the cognitive shell. Deformation is the fixation of these sensations." 
(Pavel Bushuev)

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS

  • 2021 — Program Art Moscow within the framework of the 46th Russian Antique Salon, a-s-t-r-a gallery. Gostiny Dvor, Moscow
  • 2021 — "Russian Shield", St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2020 — Group exhibition "Kholotel", Moscow, Russia
  • 2020 — Cosmoscow Art Fair, Moscow, Russia
  • 2019 — ART Event Suspense. Brackhausen Mansion, St. Petersburg
  • 2019 — ART Event Suspense 2.0. Sevcable Port, St. Petersburg
  • 2018 — Intervention. Hermitage, General Staff Building, St. Petersburg
  • 2018 — International Fifth Biennale of Graphics. Romania
  • 2012 — International Art Exhibition. Beijing, China
  • 2011 — 1st place in the competition for the design of the Olympic bill
  • 2010 — International Art Exhibition. Seoul, Korea


Works


Adam and Eve
Bushuev Pavel

Adam and Eve, 2020

Monotype on paper
70 x 100 cm
150 000 ₽
King and Queen
Bushuev Pavel

King and Queen, 2020

Monotype on paper
70 x 100 cm
150 000 ₽
Loneliness #2
Bushuev Pavel

Loneliness #2, 2020

Monotype on paper
70 x 100 cm
150 000 ₽
These three looked after me as a child
150 000 ₽

Mas Oksana

Oksana Mas was born in 1969 in Ukraine.
Currently lives and works in Figueiras, Spain.

Oksana Mas is an artist, philosopher, humanist, urbanist, theorist and popularizer of contemporary art.
Oksana's works are sold at Sotheby's, Christie's and Phillips and are in museum and private collections such as the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Stella Art Foundation, BREUS Foundation, Joerg Bongartz Collection, Sorelouzos Family Art Museum, Capital Group Art Foundation, Ekaterina Foundation , collections of Victor Pinchuk and Viktor Bondarenko.

Oksana Mas was born in 1969 in Ukraine.
Currently lives and works in Figueiras, Spain.

Oksana Mas is an artist, philosopher, humanist, urbanist, theorist and popularizer of contemporary art.
She participated in the 54th Venice Biennale (with a solo project, represented Ukraine), in the 55th Venice Biennale, in the 65th Film Festival in Locarno, at the Biennale "Women and Art" in Sharjah, UAE, and in numerous international exhibitions: Art Basel Miami (Miami, USA), Frieze (London, UK), FIAC (Paris), ARCOmadrid (Madrid, Spain), The Armory Show (New York, USA), Art Dubai (Dubai, UAE).

Oksana's works are sold at Sotheby's, Christie's and Phillips and are in museum and private collections such as the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Stella Art Foundation, BREUS Foundation, Joerg Bongartz Collection, Sorelouzos Family Art Museum, Capital Group Art Foundation, Ekaterina Foundation , collections of Victor Pinchuk and Viktor Bondarenko.

EDUCATION:

  • 2019 — Master of Fine Arts, decorative art and restoration at Poltava National Technical University
  • 2014 — Master's degree in philosophy at Odessa State University named after Mechnikov
  • 2003 — Bachelor of Philosophy at Odessa State University named after Mechnikov
  • 1992 — Odessa State School of Arts named after M.B. Grekov
  • 1986 — Illichivsk School of Arts (Illichivsk, Odessa region, Ukraine)

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2019 — AMBIT. Galeria d’Art, Barcelona, ​​Spain
  • 2018 — Oksana Mas. Spiritual cities. Sotheby’s, Milan, Italy
  • 2017 — Oksana Mas. Spiritual cities. Art Ukraine Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2017 — Oksana Mas. Spiritual cities. MA*GA Museum, Galarate, Italy
  • 2017 — Oksana Mas. Spiritual Cities. Malpensa Airport, Milano, Italy
  • 2017 — Gravity and glass. NK Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2015 — Oksana Mas. Get together. ArtFactory Istambul, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2014 — Oksana Mas. Kasteyev State Museum of Arts, Kazakhstan, Almaty
  • 2013 — Renewal of the Sacred. House of the Nobleman, London, UK
  • 2013-2011 — Biomorphic realism. Mironova Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2012, 2018 — Die Gestalt. TRIUMPH Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • 2012 — Black & White. Bengelsträter Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
  • 2012 — River Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2012 — Helium-3 and other Works. Barbarian gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2012 — Barclays Bank, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2011 — Post-vs-Proto-Renaissance. Ukrainian Pavilion. 54th Venice Biennale, Italy
  • 2010 — Helium-3. Aidan Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • 2010 — Retrospective. Casamor’s Foundation, Museo Dali de Figueras, Figeyras, Spain
  • 2009 — When Stars Align. Zorya Fine Art Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2009, 2008 — Mimesis Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2008 — MAS. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
  • 2007 — Hired to Dream. Aidan Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • 2006 — Assembly point. Gallery T. Ladyzhinsky, Odessa, Ukraine
  • 2005 — Photo exhibition "The phenomenon of epidermism." Gallery "Karas", Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2005 — Black and white reverse. RIS Gallery, Barcelona, ​​Spain
  • 2004 — Oksana Mas. Odessa State Art Museum, Odessa, Ukraine
  • 2003 — Oksana Mas. Museum of Western-Eastern Art, Odessa, Ukraine
  • 2003 — Everyday Originality. Exhibition Hall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2002 — Oksana Mas. Center for Contemporary Art "Soviart", Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2002 — The project "365". Central exhibition complex "Morvokzal", Odessa, Ukraine
  • 2001 — Oksana Mas. Odessa State Art Museum, Odessa, Ukraine
  • 1997 — Oksana Mas. Picture Gallery Valkenburg, Netherlands
  • 1997 — Oksana Mas. M-Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1997 — Oksana Mas. Museum of Fine Arts, Illichivsk, Ukraine
  • 1995 — Oksana Mas. Museum of Fine Arts, Illichivsk, Ukraine
  • 1995 — Oksana Mas. Central Exhibition Hall of the Union of Artists, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1995 — Oksana Mas. UN Exhibition Hall in Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2020 — Cosmoscow Art Fair, Москва, Россия
  • 2019 — AMBIT. Galeria d’Art, Barcelona, ​​Spain
  • 2018 — Oksana Mas Monostand at Shanghai Design Exhibition
  • 2017 — Contemporary Istanbul. Monostand NK Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2016 — COSMOSCOW 2016. Monostand of the International Heritage Art Gallery
  • 2014 — 5th Biennale of female art "Women and Art". Museum of Modern Art, Sharjah, UAE
  • 2013 — Project "Glasstress" at the 55th Venice Biennale. Venice, Italy
  • 2013 — Art India. Mumbai, India
  • 2013 — White Light / White Heat. Glasstress project for the 55th Venice Biennale. London, Great Britain
  • 2013 — Pre-auction exhibition. Munich, Germany
  • 2013, 2009 - Sotheby's pre-auction exhibition. London, Great Britain
  • 2013 — Christie's Pre-auction Exhibition. London, Great Britain
  • 2012 — MAS & PICASSO. Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • 2012 — ViennaFair. Vienna, Austria
  • 2013-2011 — Art Karlsruhe. Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 2011 — 54 Venetian Biennale. Venice, Italy
  • 2011 — The Glory of Ukraine. International Meridian Center, Washington, USA
  • 2010-2006 — ART Moscow. Moscow, Russia
  • 2010 — ART Chicago. Chicago, USA
  • 2010-2007 — Fiac. Paris, France
  • 2010 — ARCO. Madrid, Spain
  • 2010-2008, 2006 — Art Dubai. Dubai, UAE
  • 2009 — The Armory Show. New York, USA
  • 2013, 2011-2009 — ART Kiev. Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2007 — The Movement. Evolution. Art. Cultural Foundation "Ekaterina", Moscow, Russia
  • 2007, 2006 — Art Basel Miami. Miami, USA
  • 2010, 2009, 2005 — Group exhibitions at the Aidan Gallery. Moscow, Russia
  • 2005 — Moscow International Fair of Fine Arts. Manege, Moscow, Russia
  • 1999 — Foundation of Russian Artists. Paris, France
  • 1999 — Golden-Art-Gallery. Cologne, Germany
  • 2000, 1998 — "Marine-2000" Biennale. Odessa, Ukraine
  • 1997 — Hall Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1997 — Municipal Exhibition Hall, Maastricht, Netherlands
  • 1996 — French Cultural Center, Kiev, Ukraine

SPECIAL PROJECTS:

  • 2012 — Oksana Mas's project “The Phenomenon of Epidermism” won an independent critics prize at the 65th Locarno Film Festival
  • 2011 — The unique mosaic group “Look Into Eternity”, consisting of 15,000 hand-painted Easter eggs, was donated and installed at the Hagia Sophia of Kiev Museum (XI century)
  • 2011 — On the central avenue of Monte Carlo Henri Dunant, the works of the “Sphere of Good and Spiritual Renaissance” by Oksana Mas were installed. Prince Albert II of Monaco chose Oksana Mas's “Spheres of Good and Spiritual Revival” and Anish Kapoor mirrors for installation in Monte Carlo, Monaco

THEY ARE AMOUNG US

The biblical subtext is nearly omnipresent in contemporary art. It's the inertia of Christian civilization, which rules the sphere of sublime and symbolic. Attempts to link images to the Good Book are natural in cases where a dimension of timelessness is needed. Oksana Mas is also interested in the tension between mythology and image, and so she infuses her series "They are among Us" with biblical subtexts. The heroes of the series are common both for her work and the recreational urban spaces she scans to find the subjects for her paintings. Starting from the Renaissance the artist looks for a model to feature in his take on the biblical theme. Mas goes the other way round: her beloved scenes of rest and bliss are inscribed with biblical allusions. The series bear a stylistic resemblance to the base layer of paintings in the "Hired to Dream" series. Full-color paintings become more abstract, however, the contours wander, appear and disappear, and the forms tend to sphere in the style of Hans Arp or early Archile Gorky. Sometimes the paintings give an air of gothic glass-stained windows; the use of lacquer enforces that impression. The people and the space in paintings tend to be close in form and color intensity. The colors feel saturated, much like in decoratively rich paintings of Pierre Bonnard or Eduard Vuillard. One of the most memorable images of the series is called "God's Fool". It is an ageless person seated near a couple of young(ish) women. His facial features are erased in a manner of 1920s Malevich. In his depictions of kolkhoz workers, he searched for a formula to paint the body after abstraction. It seems that there has been a sacral subtext at work also: Malevich wanted to find an ideal type. This type was not to be depicted with the help of individualization and other realistic techniques. Mas has other reasons to "forget" the facial features. Biblical heroes emerge anonymously; they converge with the fabric of the outside world. Otherwise Mas' narrative would come too close to be particular, and the images would fall prey to endless references to iconography of the past. Plus, Mas is not a witness to a miracle, but simply arranges the constellations of matter "by the Book", according to an overused mythology. It's not surprising then, that some compositions are taken whale from other series by Mas. Acouple reclining on the grass is, of course, "Hired to Dream". Pigeons, as always, make reappearance, but Mas is reluctant to let them play roles from the Bible. As ever, the space of Mas' paintings is more readily associated with the subject of "Rest on the Flight to Egypt", and if the depicted people are close to revealing their biblical selves, their actions are bound to be as peaceful as the atmosphere that surrounds them.

Text Valentine Djakonov

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:



Works


Райские яйца Оксаны Мась. 1 egg
Mas Oksana

Райские яйца Оксаны Мась. 1 egg, 2020

Beech, nitro enamels, acrylic, special varnishes
10 х 10 cm
26 650 ₽
Райские яйца Оксаны Мась. 2 яйца
Mas Oksana

Райские яйца Оксаны Мась. 2 яйца, 2020

Beech, nitro enamels, acrylic, special varnishes
25 х 25 cm
File of memory #10
Mas Oksana

File of memory #10, 2020

Acrylic, oil, oily pastel, plastic paint on canvas
80,7 х 64,8 cm
File of memory #11
Mas Oksana

File of memory #11, 2020

Acrylic, oil, oily pastel, plastic paint on canvas
159 х 141 cm

Dima Hunzelweg

Dima Hunzelweg was born in 1968 into a family of an artist, thus being introduced to the process of making art in early childhood, on an unconscious level. After acquiring formal artistic education in the 1980s, he intentionally breaks free from academic schooling and figurative approach.

Dima Hunzelweg was born in 1968 into a family of an artist, thus being introduced to the process of making art in early childhood, on an unconscious level. After acquiring formal artistic education in the 1980s, he intentionally breaks free from academic schooling and figurative approach.

Today, he considers himself a self-taught artist whose artistic method was fully formed in the early 2010s, after long-term periods of living, working, self-educating and exhibiting across the globe (including 16 years in New York and 3,5 years in Italy). Expanding the boundaries of art and media both literally and metaphorically, he creates unique wall objects blurring the distinction between painting and sculpture, between 2D and 3D dimensions. 

In the art of Dima Hunzelweg, the material quality of his works plays a pivotal role. Processing certain materials, which mostly come to his attention by pure accident – be it stainless still or neoprene, it serves as an infinite source of inspiration for the artist. Exploring the limits of perfecting each piece by chiseling away the superfluous material. Making a single artwork might take several weeks and months of meticulous and time-consuming preparation. 

As for the method, Dima Hunzelweg relies on geometry as a source of the clearest outlook. In this regard, his work can be viewed as a new step in a deep-rooted tradition of minimalist art and geometric abstraction. Still, paying such close attention to the physicality of each work does not turn them into simple decorative objects. Using geometry laws to achieve an ideal result, the artist tends to work with fairly simple symmetrical forms that are completely assertive in their visual impact. On the outside, cold math is often concealed behind the eye-catching and often skin-friendly surface, resulting in a mixture of inner perfectionism and outer sensual beauty.

In a constant quest for exploration, Dima Hunzelweg is often driven by his interest in scientific progress and recent research. Considering art as a non-stop and ever-evolving process, he thinks that accumulating data and knowledge leads to a more elaborate philosophy. Such an approach, when combined with the pursuance of simplicity and perfection leads to the unquestionable approachability of his art from the viewer’s point of view. Unique wall objects by Dima Hunzelweg are equally appealing in terms of form and accessible in terms of ideas. What’s more, they look equally relevant among museum-quality pieces by representatives of a number of artistic movements, be it concrete art, op art, or Russian Suprematism.

Artist currently lives and works in Moscow and Hamburg.

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:

  • 2020 - ENTER Art Fair. Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2019 - “Möbius Loop” by a-s-t-r-a gallery, Spring/Break Art Show, New York
    • 2019 - Duo show by a-s-t-r-a, CUBE Moscow
    • 2016 - 70ème Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France
    • 2015 - La Biennale internationale d'art non objectif de Pont-de-Claix, Grenoble, France
    • 2015 - Museo Roberto Bilotti Ruggi d'Aragona, Calabria, Italy
    • 2011 - Art Festival No Translation 2, Moscow

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

    • 2013 - House at the Embankment, curated by Simon Mraz, Moscow
    • 2012 - Bluemetrix, site-specific installation, curated by Christina Steinbrecher-Phandt, CHA, Moscow
    • 2012 - Public art projects: Russian-Dutch public art project “Building 35 with artist Martin Scholte, Art-Ovrag New Culture Festival, Vyksa

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:



    Works


    Sun Object
    Hunzelweg Dima

    Sun Object, 2021

    Бифлекс, массив дерева
    Диаметр 151 см, высота 20 см
    877 200 ₽
    W/O_Neo/2_Ag/Hz
    Hunzelweg Dima

    W/O_Neo/2_Ag/Hz, 2020

    4 слоя бифлекса, массив дерева
    Диаметр 755 мм, высота 383 мм
    440 000 ₽
    ⽇日⽇日本 (Founded In 660 Bc)
    Hunzelweg Dima

    ⽇日⽇日本 (Founded In 660 Bc), 2021

    4 слоя бифлекса, массив дерева
    Диаметр 660 мм, высота 170 мм
    385 000 ₽
    Neo-X
    Hunzelweg Dima

    Neo-X, 2020

    3 слоя бифлекса, плексиглас, пластик, массив дерева
    Диаметр 225 мм, высота 177 мм
    110 000 ₽

    Yuldash Dishon

    Dishon Yuldash is an artist and founder of the Moscow gallery ISSMAG. Lives and works in Moscow. Graduated from the Institute of Contemporary Art named after Joseph Backstein: course "New artistic strategies" in the specialty "modern artistic practice" workshop of Stas Shuripa.

    Dishon Yuldash works with the sculptural environment. The main task of the work is the study of the fluid medium of forms, the physical influence of materials, fluid structures, new forms of practice as therapy restoration.

    Dishon Yuldash is an artist and founder of the Moscow gallery ISSMAG. Lives and works in Moscow. Graduated from the Institute of Contemporary Art named after Joseph Backstein: course "New artistic strategies" in the specialty "modern artistic practice" workshop of Stas Shuripa.

    Dishon Yuldash works with the sculptural environment. The main task of the work is the study of the fluid medium of forms, the physical influence of materials, fluid structures, new forms of practice as therapy restoration.

    As a resident of the Richter Workshops, the artist Dishon Yuldash created the design of a bottle for the Richter perfume with incense and black currant scent from Matvey Yudov.

    Founder of the non-commercial project Prolog.Vision, within which was held the group exhibition "Planned Obsolescence" of curator Alexander Burenkov, who received the Innovation - 2017 prize in the "Curator of the Year" nomination.

    ELECTED CURATOR PROJECTS:

    • 2021 "All dogs go to heaven" by Stasia Grishina, ISSMAG Gallery, Moscow
    • 2020 — "Deformation without tearing and gluing" Vitaly Bezpalov, Yan Ginzburg, Victor Timofeev, Biennale Carbone 20, Saint Etienne, France
    • 2020 — "The unwavering one multiplies boredom, with - dead mother-of-pearl, a hollow mystery" Katia Khassine, ISSMAG Gallery, Moscow
    • 2019 — Curator of projects a-s-t-r-a gallery, Moscow
    • 2018 — Concert-practice "m e r t s a n i e" by Anastasia Tolchneva (aka Lovozero) and Anna Kravchenko, ISSMAG Gallery, Moscow
    • 2017 — "Respawn, if a prisoner, who if not you" Alexey Taruts, ISSMAG Gallery, Moscow


    Works


    Чан симпатий #5, small
    Yuldash Dishon

    Чан симпатий #5, small, 2021

    Алюминий , фарфор, каменная масса, парфюм
    165 000 ₽
    SoldЧан симпатий #6, small
    Yuldash Dishon

    Чан симпатий #6, small, 2021

    Алюминий , фарфор, каменная масса, парфюм
    Чан симпатий #7, small
    Yuldash Dishon

    Чан симпатий #7, small, 2021

    Алюминий , фарфор, каменная масса, парфюм
    165 000 ₽
    Чан симпатий #8, small
    Yuldash Dishon

    Чан симпатий #8, small, 2021

    Алюминий , фарфор, каменная масса, парфюм
    165 000 ₽
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