Artist and curator Vladimir Logutov talks about his method of reconstructing exhibitions using figurative images.
In recent years, Vladimir Logutov has been working on a series of works with the provisional title Meetings. It is the story of the relationship between the viewer and the work of art, of the existence of an art work inside another object. Each meeting is the moment at which the viewer first sees an art work or an exhibition.
Logutov began to develop this theme in 2007, depicting the shadows of the viewers various objects which could be found on canvases. Later he made figurative paintings showing viewers contemplating an art work or images of surreal objects in space. The next stage was an attempt to simplify the language of art and include text in the painting to ensure maximum focus on the conceptual meaning of the most frequently depicted situations. The artist describes his method as "an exhibition within the painting."