Alexander Pogorzhelsky 'Observations' - solo exhibition at Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, RU
27/01/2016 - 22/02/2016
Exhibited are 25 works from 2006-2012. Catalogue
Alexander Pogorzhelsky primary takes painting as the documenting tool of his personal subjective vision. His practical and theoretical background (the Moscow Surikov Art and the Institute of Contemporary Art) makes traditional painting the dominating technique in his optical and visual researches of everyday life. Opticocentric way of cognition becomes the starting point of his non-standard reflection on the topic of perception distortion.
Pogorzhelsky’s large-format canvases resemble zoomed fragments of photographs. Exploring the question of eyes fixing on the events of everyday life, the author brings the formal searches of photography and cinematography into painting: finding the camera angle, cropping, sharpness variations.