Anastasia Kopytseva’s exhibition "Digital disroption" 02/11/2018 automatic translate
с 21 Ноября
по 18 Января
Галерея Файн Арт
4-ый Сыромятнический переулок, д.1/8С9, Центр современного искусства ВИНЗАВОД
Gallery "Fine Art" for the first time shows an exhibition of a young artist Anastasia Kopyptseva. Her project was made in the classical technique, at the heart of it - the picture, and lovers of plastic values will be able to enjoy the luxurious, artful painting. In the center of most works, the shark is either gray or red, dynamic, its rocket-like body seems to be rushing forward. The overall tone of the canvases is dark, graphite, but despite this, there is a feeling of a certain glow, specularity. This impression is reinforced by the fact that on the field of each canvas there is an image, for example, an infinite number of pi, Arabic or Roman numerals, a binary code, a QR code, etc., up to the blockchain symbol.
In the aggregate, the canvases of Anastasia Kopytseva, as in a mirror, reflect the main discoveries in the history of the digital development of the world. However, this is only one of many meanings in the works of the artist. In her project, unexpectedly for the viewer, artistic figurative thinking is combined with an understanding of the basic properties of the business. Its metaphors are a canvas as a mirror of the world history of significant inventions, a shark as a symbol of advanced humanity, which is rapidly transforming business and society on the basis of new discoveries. This transition from “before” to “after” does not occur evolutionarily, but abruptly. In Anastasia, this transition is made by the red shark, depicted in front of the plane of the canvas mirror, after the discovery took place the predator loses its elegant red color. And now we see it gray in the space behind the canvas mirror. Anastasia realized the dream of many - to penetrate into the parallel world, through the looking glass. Note that people have long been living in two parallel realities - in the outside world and in the virtual, this transition occurred instantly with the invention of the Internet.
All the above corresponds to the stated author’s concept. However, looking at the work of Anastasia Kopytseva, you come to the idea that this is not all. In her works are clearly and vividly manifested processes, possibly taking place in the author’s subconscious and burst into the canvases against the artist’s will. Red shark only at a distant look at her seems elegant, she is even associated with a goldfish. Nearby, one can see wounds on the body of a shark, streams, and drips of blood. The author explains this by saying that progressive racing is not always comfortable for society, but another meaning seems to be more true. Shark - a symbol of brutal, predatory masculinity. A man rules the world, but in the fight with him a woman sometimes severely wounds him. A wounded red shark or fallen gray and thrown out through the looking-glass are symbols of feminist females revenge against a man. Or maybe it is the revenge of the girl-artist to a very specific man?
Anastasia created her magical mirrors on canvases, showed us a parallel mirror zone. It would be interesting to carry out the ancient rite of divination - in absolute darkness, by candlelight. Who or what will come to us from the artist’s looking glass besides the spent gray shark? In this direction, experiments are conducted, the pictures are being monitored.