Meetings with artists: Just art. Meeting 3: Sergei Shekhovtsov

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From 09 July 2015

Meetings with artists: Just art. Meeting 3: Sergei ShekhovtsovMeetings with artists: Just art. Meeting 3: Sergei Shekhovtsov

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MEETINGS WITH ARTISTS: JUST ART
MEETING 3: SERGEI SHEKHOVTSOV

July 9, 2015, 19:30
Garage LAB
Free Admission

 

Just Art is a series of discussions with artists moderated by renowned art critic and historian Andrey Kovalev. 

 

Sergei Shekhovtsov appeared on the Moscow art scene in 2000, and first became known under the nickname Porolon (Foam Rubber), underscoring the artist’s choice of medium for his strangely monumental and complex sculptural compositions. Later, the nickname was dropped, as Shekhovtsov started experimenting with other media, such as Styrofoam. With these fragile materials, he creates entire worlds, sometimes based on computer games or teenage fantasies, and at times willfully realistic.

 

Sergei Shekhovtsov studied at M. B. Grekov Art School in Rostov and later graduated from V. I. Surikov Art Institute (Nikolay Andronov’s studio) in 1996. In the late 1990s, he lived and worked in the squat at Baumanskaya, along with Avdey Ter-Oganyan, Vladimir Anzelm, Valery Koshlyakov, Vladimir Dubosarsky, and Yuri Shabelnikov. Shekhovtsov’s Cinema installation represented Russia at the 2004 São Paulo Art Biennale. 

  1. Sergey Shekhovtsev
    Cinema
    2004
  2. Sergey Shekhovtsev
    Lost Highway
    2013
  3. Sergey Shekhovtsev
    Occupation of Elite (together with Valery Koshlyakov)
    2003
  4. Sergey Shekhovtsev
    Dogs
    2011 
  5. Sergey Shekhovtsev
    Boy and Pigeons
    2004