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Alexander Sigutin
‘Stumbling blocks’

24 April — 27 May 2018
23 pop/off/art gallery

Alexander Sigutin
‘Stumbling blocks’

The pop / off / art gallery presents a new project by Alexander Sigutin, based on many years of research of the traditions of pan-European culture, which the artist deals with. Member of the association of artists of the legendary gallery in Trekhprudny lane, Sigutin perfectly orientates in once chosen medium - painting; he interweaves in his works the discourses of the most diverse trends in art.

Minimalistic in their plastic and coloristic decision, paintings from the project "Stumbling stones" continue to study iconographic schemes of medieval painting, its links with religious and literary sources. Alexander Sigutin works with symbolism, allegories and attributes of traditional culture, but every time the artist poses new questions to the viewer.

The stumbling block (Latin "petra scandali") - a winged expression, a quote from the Old and New Testament. In fact, all the unbelievers and doubters in their faith "stumbled" about this stone, placed by the higher forces in Zion, as a metaphorical "stone of sin and temptation." Multiplying this value in the name of the exhibition, Alexander Sigutin proclaims art as such a stone, which causes doubts or difficulties not in everyday life, but in spiritual life.

The exhibition will feature the artist's recent paintings on the themes from the New Testament, the exposition solution is intended to remind the viewer of the true meanings and difficulties of artistic ministry. The exhibition continues the project begun by Sigutin in 2009 and shown in the framework of the 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.

Alexander Sigutin was born in 1959 in Rostov-on-Don, since 1991 he lives and works in Moscow. Participant in numerous group and solo exhibitions, including "More light" (the main project of the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2013), "ICONS" (Museum of Modern Art PERMM, 2012), "Not Toys !?" (State The Tretyakov Gallery, 2009) and many others. Alexander Sigutin's works are in the collections of the State Russian Museum, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the collection of Norton Dodge, the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Jersey, the USA, as well as many private collections in Russia and abroad.