Thursday, October 3, 2013
DMITRY SHORIN Growing Wings on the Way Down Private View with Artist:
Growing Wings on the Way Down
Private View with Artist:
6 to 8 in the evening
NEW YORK: Erarta Galleries will present Dmitry Shorin’s exhibition Growing Wings on the Way Down. This show consists of one of twelve life-sized sculptures and 10 large-scale paintings that debate technological processes and the limits of the human body in a digital age.
The sculpture is part of the series from I Believe in Angels, Erarta’s latest joint project with the artist. According to Shorin, “Man has long coveted the ability to fly, but the faster and farther we travel, the more we must look to the angels for direction. Though ostensibly capable of high-speed travel, my angels are caught in a moment of daily routine – a contradiction.” Engaged in familiar everyday routines, Shorin’s subjects seem frozen in time. It seems that despite the speed of our technology, the physical burden of the heavy airplane wings has rendered these beings immobile.
Shorin’s paintings evoke an atmosphere of uneasiness and psychological eroticism. He uses images of washed-out beauties from the media and breathes a new momentarily human life into them. Stripped of advertisement text, these fragile heroines become ephemeral and mysterious beings both appealing and provocative.
In exploring definitions of beauty and the transcendental power of the feminine, Shorin assigns guardianship to womankind. In today’s age when speed is more important than physical strength, the artist gives an angel her wings in the most modern sense. Shorin looks at contemporary society and revises clichéd standards in mythical terms.
Dmitry Shorin’s works can be found on permanent display at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. Additionally, his work has been auctioned throughout the world at major international auction houses such as Sotheby’s and Phillips.
Erarta Galleries is dedicated to promoting contemporary Russian art both domestically and on the international stage. The international group of Erarta Galleries, established in New York, London, Zurich, Hong Kong, and Saint Petersburg offers for sale contemporary works of art by over 120 artists from more than 15 regions of Russia.
Notes for editors:
Dmitry Shorin was born in Novosibirsk in 1971. He studied at the Graphic Art Department at the M. Gorky Teaching Institute in Omsk and continued his studies at the Omsk Academy of Service specializing in costume design, graduating in 1990. The same year, he moved to St. Petersburg where he commenced special post-graduate studies. In 1993 he was admitted to the Association of Artists and in 1998 he joined the UNESCO International Federation of Artists. He continues to live and work in St. Petersburg.
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In exploring definitions of beauty and the transcendental power of the feminine, Dmitry Shorin assigns guardianship to womankind. In today’s age when speed is more important than physical strength, the artist gives an angel her wings in the most modern sense.