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The "Overcoming interval" is Evgeny Gorokhovsky's fourth solo exhibition in the pop/off/art gallery and the first after a long pause caused by the artist's illness.
The opening of the exhibition will take place on May 23 at 17:00 live on the gallery account in Instagram.
The title of the project not only refers to the master's painting of the same name, but also emphasizes the important cycle of works for the artist, in the title of which there is the word "interval". Gorokhovsky's art is marked by the notion of "meta-painting" that combines the ideas of photorealism, hyperrealism and magical realism. In his works he embodies the immanent state of being with the help of a special pictorial language based on the integration of realistic image and geometrical ornament into a single image. The author's passion for Oriental philosophy is reflected in the symbolism that fills the context of the work with additional semantic load. The multidimensionality of content and Gorokhovsky's intertextual method were largely formed thanks to his specialty as a scenographer and his work in the theatre.
The exhibition brings together works from the last few years, mostly made by the artist in Spain. Each canvas is a labor-intensive creation, its small size and delicate elaboration of the pictorial surface emphasize its value. Gorokhovsky continues the landscape line, in the sphere of his artistic interest there are still mountain motifs, the sky and the view from the window. At the same time, Gorokhovsky returns to the series "Dialogue with the Magritte" and creates several canvases in which he wittily rethinks the characteristic images of the Belgian artist.
Yevgeny Gorokhovsky (b. 1951) is a famous Moscow artist. He was born in Odessa in the family of Eduard Gorokhovsky, an architect, later one of the largest domestic artists of the second half of the century. In 1973 he graduated from the production department of the Moscow Art Theatre School and worked in Novosibirsk, with which his young years are associated. The formation of the artist took place in the 1970s in the immediate vicinity of the masters of "other art" - Ilya Kabakov, Viktor Pivovarov, Eric Bulatov. That was when his own style was formed at the junction of photorealistic image and metaphysical, conceptually reflexive content. In fact, Evgeny Gorokhovsky became one of the founders of Russian photorealism (O. Kozlov "Photorealism", M., 1994), giving it a specifically philosophical sound. He participated in many group and personal exhibitions, including "Hyperrealism. When reality becomes an illusion" (2015, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow), "Life, the cause of forms, forms living forms" (2012, Madrid, Spain). The artist's works are in the collections of the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), the Museum of Cinema (Moscow), the State Central Theatre Museum. Bakhrushin (Moscow), Novosibirsk State Art Museum (Novosibirsk), Kuperstich-Kabinett (Dresden), Willa Heiss Museum of Contemporary Art (Stuttgart), Kolodzei Art Foundation (Highland Park), Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University (New Jersey) and in status private collections around the world. Lives and works in Seville and Moscow.
Gallery pop/off/art was founded in 2004 in Moscow by art historian Sergey Popov and represents Russian and international authors, focusing on artists of post-Soviet space, Eastern and Central Europe. It is one of the top-5 Russian galleries (according to Forbes) and the top-500 galleries in the world (according to Blouin Artinfo). He takes part in the largest contemporary art fairs in Europe. The gallery has organized several dozens of museum projects in Russia.