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Egor Ostrov - on the foundations, ideal forms, impeccable images and mission of the guardian artist in the context of the racing world of contemporary art at the "Canon" exhibition. From June 1 to July 31, 2018 in the Orekhov Gallery.
In the twentieth century, artists for the first time decided to deliberately destroy the old canons. The laws, ideals, criteria, temples - the whole world collapsed. To the bottom. The canons were expelled from the art world and outlawed. They had to leave the underground, where they patiently waited for a new round of revival.
The exhibition "Canon" in Orekhov Gallery is an opinion of neo-academician Yegor Ostrov on the tendency of mass rejection of artistic laws, proof of the relevance of the canonical system of artistic values at any point in the spiral of the world art history, a kind of techno-renaissance.
Recreating images of the ideal world with the help of computer technology and linear raster, where the canon is perceived as a language of eternity, true to inner feelings, the neo-academy artist Yegor Island acts as the guardian of these laws. Using both classical and modern pictorial techniques, he gently revives masterpieces of old masters, modern look at classical images explores the laws of the canon, proves how airy and flexible imagery is of ideal beauty. Using the principles of engraving and modern technologies, the Island tames raster flows - filigree, to a degree, displaying them in a form that corresponds to its vision of direction, rhythm and plastics. He works with the eye of the viewer like an optical device, playing with colors and tones, planes and scales. Using classical materials - paints and canvas, the artist achieves an incredibly multidimensional and multidimensional image. At the same time, he always emphasizes that technology is not a goal, but only a necessary means of delivering a direct message. In this case - from Michelangelo, Pontormo, Reni, Engra, El Greco.
At the exhibition in Orekhov Gallery ten new paintings (canvas, acrylic, tempera) and porcelain made according to the sketches of the Island at the Imperial Porcelain Factory will be shown.
Also, the sculpture of Grigory Orekhov will be presented for the first time, which will complete the "Canon" in another important way. The missing parts of the Venus of Milos found in 1820 were repeatedly discussed for its initial appearance. Thinly addressing the image of Venus as a "canon symbol," Gregory offers his own version of its integral external form, predetermining a fundamentally new interpretation of this majestic work.
Egor Ostrov was born in 1970 in Leningrad to a family of artists. Studying the drawing from my grandmother, academic artist Leah Ostrova, reading books with illustrations of Father Svetozar Island, from the very childhood Yegor absorbed the aesthetics of artistic perfectionism. After graduation, getting carried away by science, entered the Leningrad Electrotechnical Institute, and then to the Academy of Arts. Acquaintance in the early 90’s with Timur Novikov and participation in the New Academy of Fine Arts determined his future path. Soon enough, Yegor Island found its unique style. The first pictures in the "branded" raster technology he created in 1992. In 1994, a landmark exhibition was held, which made Egor one of the most successful young Russian artists of the time.
In different years Yegor Island collaborated with various authoritative galleries. His works are kept and participate in exhibitions in the largest international museums (Staedelik Museum in Amsterdam, National Museum of Modern Art in Oslo, Sinebrychov Art Museum in Helsinki, State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg) and private collections. Last 12 years, the island lives and works in Moscow.
Grigory Orekhov was born in 1976 in Moscow in the family of an outstanding sculptor, People’s Artist of Russia, Academician Yuri Grigoryevich Orekhov (1927-2001). Since childhood, Grigory studied with his father in an academic workshop, which enabled him to master various techniques of performance in sculpture. Among the most significant works of Grigory Orekhov is the participation in the reconstruction of the sculptural decoration of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior (1996-2001); a monument to Alexander Pushkin in Minsk (co-authored) (2000); bust of Leonid Kogan for the Moscow Conservatory. Tchaikovsky (2014); entrance architectural steles, which became a symbol of the Moscow region (2015). In 2017 he entered the top-20 of successful Russian artists according to Forbes magazine.
In addition to creative activity, he actively implements programs on the development of culture and art in our country. After the death of his father in 2001, Grigory was headed by the "Sculptor" Foundation created by his father at the Russian Academy of Arts. In 2003, Grigory founded the museum "The Creative Heritage of Academician Yuri Orekhov." In 2004, he established the Golden Nut award, the first award in Russia for young students of academic educational institutions in Moscow and St. Petersburg. In 2017 he founded the gallery of contemporary art Orekhov Gallery.