ASTRA
contemporary art gallery
ASTRA
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One.Two.Three

GROUP SHOW

13 Nov to 19 Dec 2019,

Moscow, Tverskaya 3, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel -2 level

Curator Irina Shulzhenko

Young and completely different from each other, auto-didactic artists have never studied painting professionally, but each has its own special background, which partly determines their expressive language. An autodidact artist is often freer in developing his aesthetics than those over whom the school dominates. However, self-taught are more difficult to fit into the context of institutions. To find their own identity, they need to constantly be open to experiment and study the visual context around them.

Jolie Alien is a young model for whom painting is, above all, a way to express and capture their own impressions and thoughts, using collage compositions and complementary colors.

Yuri Samoilov - screenwriter, director. In the works explores the boundaries of the figurative and abstract.

Pavel Solovyov is a top manager from the world of advertising and marketing, exploring the identity of a person in the modern world and creating monochrome works that inherit the search for Paul Klee and Juan Miro.

Solovyev Paul

Paul Solovyev, a multidisciplinary artist, equally comfortable existing both in gallery spaces and in interventions in the urban and natural environment. Paul is interested in the phenomenon of destruction and ideologization of the image in nobrow culture. In his works, subcultural and iconic signs mutate, flowing into each other, dissolving and disappearing, sacred, political and advertising symbols.

Paul Solovyev, a multidisciplinary autodidact artist working in the field of performance, non-performance art, readymade, installations, photography, painting and graphics. Drawing on the influence of his previous professional experience in advertising and fashion, Pavel focuses on the queer aspects of identity that challenge the notions of representation and the eschatological potential of the image. In his projects, Pavel studies the transformation and transgression of the image in the stream of sacred, mystical, political and advertising symbols that fill the mediums of modern mass culture. Pavel's works are in private and corporate collections in the USA, Great Britain, Spain, Germany, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Ukraine and Russia.

Creator of the LOVE clothing brand. As an artist and designer of the brand, Pavel collaborated with such musical groups as Aphex Twin, NAADYA, Grazhdanskaya Oborona, Burzum and others.

Member of the Club of Art Directors of Russia. Lives and works in Moscow.

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2019 — "Shatuny", Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin Foundation, Moscow
  • 2016 — "Phantom", Space "Science and Art", Moscow
  • 2015 — "Black", CTI "Fabrika", Moscow
  • 2015 — "War is Peace", Electrozavod Gallery, Moscow
  • 2015 — "Parts of the World", "180 m2", Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2020 — ENTER Art Fair. Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2019 — "One, two, three", Gallery "a-s-t-r-a", CUBE, Moscow
  • 2018 — "N.Kh.", Gallery "XL", Center for Contemporary Art "Winzavod", Moscow
  • 2017 — "MMXVII *", Gallery "Electrozavod", Moscow
  • 2017 — "Trigger 3D", illegal exhibition at the Kursk Station, Moscow
  • 2017 —  "Vogue Fashion Night Out", TD TSUM, Moscow
  • 2017 — Bastille Day, Koncheevo, Moscow
  • 2017 — "Revolution", CTI "Fabrika", Moscow
  • 2016 — "Cosmos.LOVE", Center "Artplay", Moscow
  • 2016 — "Reading Group", within the framework of the "Moon at Zero" exhibition, "Red" Center, Moscow
  • 2016 — "Brilliant work", Center "Red", Moscow
  • 2016 — "Postkurok", illegal exhibition at the Kursk Station, Moscow,
  • 2016 — "Bar" Joy ", CTI" Fabrika ", Youth Biennale, Moscow
  • 2016 — "The Temptation of St. Anthony", "Printing Workshop" space, Moscow,
  • 2016 — Intervention “#Monopoly”, gallery “Regina”, gallery “Pop / off / art”, gallery “XL”, gallery “Pechersky”, gallery “Triangle”, gallery “Osnova”, gallery “Here”, gallery “Electrozavod ", Apartment exhibition on Voikovskaya, Moscow
  • 2015 — Pirtoy, Tengri Umai, Almaty
  • 2015 — "Image of the enemy", Center "Red", Moscow
  • 2015 — "When I eat", CTI "Fabrika", Moscow
  • 2015 — Festival "Outline", Karacharovsky mechanical plant, Moscow
  • 2015 — "New Wave Uncut II", gallery "MSK Eastside", Moscow
  • 2015 — "# Accident", FIAN accelerator complex, Troitsk, Moscow
  • 2015 — "Futuristic Mimicry", State Museum of Mayakovsky, Moscow
  • 2014 — MMXIV *, Electrozavod Gallery, Moscow

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:



Works


US AND THEM
Solovyev Paul

US AND THEM, 2020

Хромогенная печать на бумаге
40 x 40
36 000 ₽
US AND THEM
Solovyev Paul

US AND THEM, 2020

Paper, mixed media
24 x 32 cm
36 000 ₽
gang ragnarok
Solovyev Paul

gang ragnarok, 2019

Canvas, acryl
35 x 35 cm
63 000 ₽
two boys one rainbow
280 000 ₽

Alien Jolie

Jolie Alien — художник автодидакт, которая в свои восемнадцать успела сделать три соло выставки и стать участником множества групповых проектов. При этом, Jolie – модель, ее динамичная жизнь насыщена яркими впечатлениями, которые она пытается перенести в свои работы.

Jolie Alien was born in 2002 in Moscow.

An autodidact artist, she works with catchy images, simple plots, cropped compositions and expressive drawings.

Each of Jolie's works is introspective, connected with personal memories, which partly explains her visual language, which is intertwined with surreal images, simple geometric patterns, catchy inscriptions made with paint and spray.

Jolie's works resemble a wall that has been covered with graffiti for a long time: the figures float on top of each other, creating a collage effect. Jolie outlines youth, which she has direct access to and which is closed to the adult world.

The artist finishes her studies at the Moscow art INSTITUTE, combining a career in the fashion industry, participating in shows of such brands as Valentino, Off-White, Jil Sander, Paco Rabanne, Prada, Viviene Westwood, Simone Rocha, etc. Starred in international advertising campaigns Mango, Fendi, Adidas.

The rights to use the image of "Whirpool" were acquired by Mango for use in the release of a collection of t-shirts around the world. She was the subject of articles about her work in Document Journal, Vogue, InStyle, Elle and models.com.

Preparing for admission to Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

Complementary colors, expressive drawing and collage compositions of her paintings may seem confusing to many, but this confusion, ambiguity is a special feature of Jolie's works that distinguishes them from many others. As an artist, she values and puts perception above reflection, intuitiveness and even a certain automaticity of her paintings are related to art Brut and some of the works of Jean Dubuffet.

Jolie's language is highly subjective and even introspective. Perhaps only classical techniques can now allow the artist the luxury of speaking out about himself and capturing the reality around him as an enduring impression.

Her works are in collections in Russia, China, Japan, Belgium and America.

Lives and works between Moscow, London, and Tokyo.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2021 - solo show "Symbiosis", Peak Moscow by a-s-t-r-a gallery
  • 2020 - Cosmoscow Art Fair, Moscow, Russia, a-s-t-r-a gallery
  • 2020 - ENTER Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark, a-s-t-r-a gallery
  • 2020 - "I lost track of the world", curated by Irina Shulzhenko, Richter space
  • 2019 - group show "One, Two, Three", curated by a-s-t-r-a, cube space.Moscow;
  • 2019 - solo show "20.11", curated by Irina Shulzhenko and Dmitry Yanchoglo, Richter space 2019,
  • 2019 - solo show "1367 number of my tick - what to do?", curated by a-s-t-r-a, Cube space.Moscow;
    live performance at the opening of a-s-t-r-a LAB, "Color" (creating a five-meter wall painting);
  • 2018 - "Wanted", Kino gallery


Works


Whirpool
Alien Jolie

Whirpool, 2019

Canvas, acryl
150 x 200 cm
Transit
Alien Jolie

Transit, 2021

Canvas, acryl
205 х 150 см
Ru
Alien Jolie

Ru, 2021

Canvas, acryl
235 х 165 см
Dime
Alien Jolie

Dime, 2021

Canvas, acryl
140 x 140 cm

Samoilov Yuri

Yuri is a graphic artist and painter with an extraordinary background. He first started in the visual arts at the age of 20, then, after studying at the Moscow School of New Cinema (MSNC) to become a screenwriter and director, he returned to painting and drawing.

Born in 1987 г.

Yuri is a graphic artist and painter with an extraordinary background. He first started in the visual arts at the age of 20, then, after studying at the Moscow School of New Cinema (MSNC) to become a screenwriter and director, he returned to painting and drawing.

Jury's work is a methodological look into the nature of painting; in this he continues the line of abstract painters from America and the German neo-expressionists of the 1960-70s (De Kooning, Baselitz and Kiefer were particularly close). Through them, Samoilov also addresses the question of method, which for him lies in the problem of the relationship between figurative and abstract art. The artist approaches this boundary by means of automatic writing and palimpsest of textures.

In creating abstraction, there is a very great risk of entering the figurative precisely by accident, unintentionally. Automatic writing, removes this problem by making the image identical in meaning and importance to the abstraction. The line is erased, and the unambiguously figurative can use that plastic language in which it is not immediately recognized.

The same with palimpsest: Yuri applies and erases layers of paint, overlaps one with the other, scrapes the drawing with a sharp turn of the brush, and uses spray paint along with acrylics from the tube and pastels. The texture of these works gravitates toward sculptural plasticity, hence the pathos of the material. The material and its molding become no less interesting and important than the image itself.

All this creates works in which the viewer can discover the collision of different problems of the visual, each of which is attractive in its own way: from the limits of figurative painting, automatic and deliberate, to the pressurization of texture as a way of overcoming painting itself.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2021 - blazar young art fair, a-s-t-r-a gallery, Moscow
  • 2021 - participation in the international project "Exit from the Black Square", Novosibirsk
  • 2021 - Program Art Moscow at 46th Russian Antique Salon, a-s-t-r-a gallery. Gostiny Dvor, Moscow
  • 2020 - Participation in the International Contemporary Art Project THE WALL. Kamensk-Uralsky Art Museum, Kamensk-Uralsky
  • 2020 - Group exhibition "I have lost track of the world". Curator Irina Shulzhenko. Richter Space, Moscow
  • 2019 - Participation in the group exhibition "One, two, three" curated by a-s-t-r-a gallery. CUBE MOSCOW, Moscow
  • 2019 - Participation in the international project "Exit from the Black Square. Trekhgornaya manufactory, Moscow
  • 2019 - Personal exhibition "Dead Bodybuilder". Richter Space, Moscow
  • 2018 - Two guys /One Exhibition (together with American photographer John Hunter Tenney, Free Workshop)
  • 2018 - Performance "Seven Gentlemen in Moscow". Osnova Gallery, Moscow
  • 2018 - Performance "Round 9". "October, Moscow.
  • 2017 - Performance "Sixth Symphony". Pluto, Moscow
  • 2017 - "The Garden" (Meditating Dog Experimental Art Studio)

ИЗБРАННЫЕ ПУБЛИКАЦИИ:



Works


SoldJP’s Fur Seal
Samoilove Yrii

JP’s Fur Seal, 2021

Paper, mixed media
120 x 84 cm
My Beloved Knight
Samoilove Yrii

My Beloved Knight, 2021

Paper, mixed media
120 x 84 cm
165 000 ₽
Imaginary Landlord
Samoilove Yrii

Imaginary Landlord, 2021

Paper, mixed media
120 x 84 cm
150 000 ₽
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