Contemporary Russian art


24 April - 29 May, 2018

About the event

The art works by Gosha Ostretsov that moved to Moscow from the Palazzo in Venice. 


Dates: April 24, 2018 - May 29, 2018 


Address: 4th Syromyatnichesky lane, 1/8, WINZAVOD

Free admission

Describing the invented world is unconvincing and stupid; describing the real world is boring and deceitful. We must turn to the irrational and try to talk to the viewer using a different dimension. So, what can I portray? How do I get the message across? What worries and inspires me? For example, the boundaries of the universe. Where are they? Do they exist at all? If I am part of the universe, does this mean that I am its representative, and is it in me?

If a hundred years ago the cosmos was closed and served as an icon and a landmark of being, it was an integral object for study and image, now, after human penetration, it has turned into a “universe” into something concrete, consisting of separate objects, moving away with each other from friend.

Since ancient times, people have tried to realize the forces of nature, giving them the appearance of an animal, man, or an anthropomorphic creature. Each planet was identified with a particular deity. I, an artist from the planet Earth, from the Milky Way galaxy, am trying to put bottomless space into a human envelope. Galaktion is a new hero who claims that the inner world of a person is as unlimited as the universe. This wooden sculpture of an anonymous character of futuristic coloring points into space with three hands, demonstrating the speed of movement of their owner. With this movement, Galaktion blocks strange constructions approaching him: either lampposts bent by a gravitational wave, or alien aliens.

The exhibition will also feature a “meteorite cloud” from paintings, hovering under the ceiling of the gallery. As an artist-demiurge, in the creation of art, I go through the same stages that our universe has overcome: white canvas - a symbol of the era preceding creation; colored blots - big bang; geometric shapes intersecting each other - protocosmic formations; graphic drawing - life.

Gosha Ostretsov