The solo exhibition of Alexander Golynsky at Gallery 9B will present three series of the artist's work, highlighting his formal quest in digital painting and contemporary sculpture. The center of the exposition is the canvases created based on the artist's first acquaintance with Nizhny Novgorod, which continue the Paintzol cycle. The author interprets in an original way the traditional pictorial practice of painting in the open air in the era of mass distribution of digital photography and social networks. Also at the exhibition are works from the series "Casts" and "Sections", which are associated with the study of the artistic potential of industrial materials. The project was prepared jointly with the Moscow gallery pop / off / art.
Alexander Golynsky's work is focused on reflection on the problem of the creative method, which affects painting and sculpture. But at the same time, he admits the irony associated with his own background in the field of academic art. Thus, Alexander ironically defines the Paintzol series as Art medicine - "a medicine for academic artists trying to apply themselves in modern times." In it, he takes a metaposition in relation to the problem of painting as a media and turns to the traditional practices of coloristic searches. In his position, the theory of color as a universal way of influencing the viewer, the creative strategy of painting in the open air and the expressive violation of the conventionality of the image for the poetic difficulty of reading it by the viewer, converge together. By updating these artistic practices, Alexander translates them into the field of digital culture, graphic editors, the dissemination of photography and social networks. He designates the result as a "shadow of painting" that does not pretend to be a modernist work, but grasps only illusions, shadows and highlights.
Moving on to his cycles of sculptures from industrial materials, one cannot fail to note the artist's ironic distance. He defines these works as "indoor art", that is, created by an artist with a small budget in a situation of small career prospects under the influence of famous Western masters, whose works he could see on the Internet. Often, objects created in this situation do not even enter the exhibition space, but are photographed by the author against a white background and published on the artist's personal page on the social network. The analytical side of the art of Alexander Golynsky is embodied here in the study of material, which is reduced to formal experiments, revealing paradoxes and unique artistic potential. Therefore, both the methodology and the resulting construction of objects in the presented cycles "Impressions" and "Sections" are strictly dictated by the properties of materials, whether it is the impossibility of penetrating the structure of the material when trying to analyze, embed into a model, or the simultaneous embodiment of rhythmic chaos and order. But, which is characteristic, the architectural structure of the structures is balanced by the coloristic solution, since the artist is interested not only in the result of his action, but also in its showiness. INFO:
Alexander Golynsky was born in 1987 in Simferopol. Graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture (2013), School of Contemporary Art "Free Workshops" (2016), Institute "Baza" (2018). Finalist of the International Competition Grand U-ART (France, 2013). He currently lives and works in Moscow. Selected solo exhibitions: "Soft Edge" (with Anatoly Osmolovsky, Vadim Sidur Museum, Moscow, 2018), "Save As" (with Alexander Zaitsev, Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin Foundation, Moscow, 2018), "Room" (Paris, 2013 ), "Moonwalk" (National Academy, Kiev, 2012). Participated in group exhibitions "Simple Numbers" (8th International Tashkent Biennale of Contemporary Art, Caravanserai of Culture of Ikou Harayama, Tashkent, 2018). "Strange, lost, unseen, useless" (Center for Contemporary Art Winzavod, Krasny Workshop, Moscow, 2018), "Workshop 2017. Where no one dreams: from sacred geography to out of place" (MMOMA, Moscow, 2017), " Calculation and tracing "(Malmö, Sweden, 2017)," Revolution "(CTI Fabrika, Moscow, 2017), Bar" Joy "(5th International Moscow Biennale for Young Art, CTI Fabrika, Moscow, 2016).
Pop / off / art gallery. Founded in 2004 in Moscow by art critic Sergei Popov, it represents Russian and international authors, focusing on artists from the post-Soviet space, Eastern and Central Europe. It is included in the top 5 Russian galleries (according to Forbes) and in the top 500 galleries in the world (according to Blouin Artinfo). Takes part in the largest contemporary art fairs in Europe. The gallery has organized several dozen museum projects in Russia. Located on the territory of the Center for Contemporary Art "Winzavod", Moscow. PRESS:
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