Ruslan Vashkevich, Kirill Yakovlev, RDS Vision group.
11.12 Gallery of Contemporary Art presents the exhibition «SUPREME & POP». Founded in the twentieth century art movements Suprematism and Pop Art played a significant role in shaping the philosophy and aesthetic guidelines of the new century, and in particular, they have served as the basis of the name of the exhibition.
Portraying colour lines and masses on white background, which simultaneously soar skyward and cascading, if he did not obey the laws of gravity, Kazimir Malevich imagined cosmogonic system of world order with the man as the nature and / or creator. Andy Warhol used the visual language of advertising, with simplified images, flashy coloгrs, multiple repetition of the subject of the image in order to restore the image of pop culture and discover its aesthetic possibilities to a mass audience. Both poetics had different art programs, but suprematists and representatives of Pop Art's believed that life in a society can be improved only by a bold new art forms needed them to destroy outdated templates.
In the XXI century dialogue between these two aesthetic movements enables artists to reveal the actual topics of contemporary reality and develop their own artistic strategies - from the creation of a new representative style of Russia in terms of its unpopularity in the West, in an ironic painting series "national suprematism" by Paul Pepperstein to satirical ridicule philistine cliche and fetishes, like the photo series "Sex-Suprematism" and "Flower Girl" in the genre of "anyhow-art" by scandalous art group "Blue Noses".
Synthesis of ideas and visual techniques of Suprematism and Pop Art was a source of inspiration for artists from Khabarovsk, Moscow and Minsk exhibiting «Supreme & Pop». The exhibition features selected works Ruslan Vashkevich, Kirill Yakovlev, RDS Vision group, created between 2000s and the present day. Their art-works reveal Warhol’s and Malevich’s legacy in a new perspective and show the importance of tradition in art if it helps to depict modernity.