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ART-POJECTS AND EXHIBITIONS

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NARCISSUS

Black Polymer Wire Netting, Zip Ties, Graphite on Vellum paper, backlight

“Narcissus Is in the Age of Photosynthesis” is the project that emerged during the world pandemic crises. It tries to question the overall “idea of self-awareness” in the era of digital technologies.

In February 2022, the “Narcissus” project found its continuation in the new multimedia installation “Curtain”. Part Two, “Curtain”, is an object of restraint and obstruction (constructed from zip tie cuffs and black fencing), a presence of pure authority.

Part Three, "Black Grass", resembles an “ecological catastrophe of the mind”, where apathy and propaganda grapple with human currents.

HOUSE FOR SALE

Installation, Painting, Video Art

The project “House for Sale” oversized graphic sheets are devoted to the strange plights and puzzling situations of one couple in the confined space of a house. They are ready to expose their life to the spectator without any embarrassment over its deviations and existential problems. The viewer may inadvertently become a participant in the horror that is unfolding in the typical scenery of suburbia. The house is for sale, but the deal doesn’t include all its shadows, and there is no way out of the house for them.

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LIVING SPACE

Installation, Painting, Video Art

Combining paintings, installations, audio and video, the Living Space project is a new reality reflecting a subjective perception of time and personal boundaries. The paintings feature the actual living space of real people, but there are currents of an "alternate" reality.

TERRACOTTA WORRIERS 

Installation, Painting, Video Art

The idea that there is another world where everything has other dimensions; our relationship with the conditions of our environment determines the dimensions we find ourselves in - the project appeals to the deep layers of our conscience.

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MazZone

MazZone is an installation and a labyrinth merged with an Augmented Reality gaming experience. The concept is designed with an environmentally friendly approach paired with interactivity and a powerful social statement. Through repurposing framing, insulation and different construction materials (often used for building fences and defining borders) for creating the sculptural installation we offer a shared interactive experience and a place of attraction for various social groups.

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FLOATING HOME

Floating house has no foundation or piles. It is divided into equal halves, mounted on two rafts. Fragments of foundation blocks and piles are laid out along the shore at a short distance from each other. They include molds for casting giant tulip bulbs through the holes in which the ends of the ropes are attached. ropes are stretched from blocks to rafts above the surface of the water, from opposite sides. Driving dynamics are on gap and it seems that the cables are "pulling" the halves of the house. The wooden frame of this floating house is finished with pink insulation for the walls. The installation is illuminated from the inside and reflected in the water. In the evening light, a video installation is projected onto the outer sides of the structure.

Installation

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HABITAT

In the Habitat series, the artists presents fragments of city life in Toronto and Saint Petersburg in in the end of 20th and beginning of 21 century.

MAGDA&LENA

Magda and Lena are dolls. Or perhaps Magda and Lena are little girls who play with dolls. Or perhaps one of them, for example, Magda, is a doll, and the other, for example, Lena, is her little mistress. Dmitry Gretsky, who paints close-ups of the dolls, does not provide an answer to which one of these two owners of female names is real and which one is plastic, and this is what lends intrigue to the entire exhibit. 

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REBRANDREBRANDT

The twenty-odd paintings by Dmitry Gretsky comprise his innovative monumental series titled “Rebrand Rembrandt”. This latest emanation from the artist is a bold experiment in “re-branding”, a quest for a fresh visual interpretation of the painting and brand, “The Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch” popularly known as “The Night Watch”, authored by Rembrandt in 1642.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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