June 01, 2018

By recreating the images of the perfect world with the help of computer technologies and line screen where a canon is perceived as the language of eternity, true to his inner senses, neo-academic artist Egor Ostrov acts as a custodian of these laws. Simultaneously using classic and modern graphic techniques, he carefully brings back to life great works of the old masters, by taking a fresh approach to the classic images he studies the laws of the canons of art and shows how airy and flexible is the image of the ideal beauty. By applying engraving techniques along with modern technologies Ostrov tames raster flows tailoring them with microscopic precision according to his vision of direction, rhythm and plasticity. He takes a viewer’s eye as if an optical instrument, playing with colors and tones, planes and scale. The artist makes use of classical materials – colors and canvas – to achieve an incredibly multidimensional and multifaceted image. In doing so, he always stresses that the technique is not a goal in itself, but rather a necessary means to convey the true message. In this case the message comes from Michelangelo, Pontormo, Reni, Ingres, El Greco.

The Orekhov Gallery will exhibit ten new paintings (canvas, acryl, tempera) and porcelain manufactured by the Imperial Porcelain Factory based on Ostrov’s designs. For the first time, we will exhibit a sculpture by Gregory Orekhov which will become another masterpiece of the Kanon exhibit. The missing pieces of Venus de Milo, discovered in 1820, have sparked numerous discussions as to how the statue may have looked originally. Grigory carefully takes this iconic image to offer his own version of its complete exterior form. This becomes a fundamentally new interpretation of this majestic masterpiece.