Usually the subject of my paintings explores the concept of the new modernism. My practice based on research and understanding of contemporary painting. Sometimes there is an exposition of contemporary painting and inside it the real situation – engagement with viewer or montage of exhibition. It asks a question of originality. Painting inside the painting is not copied from the real one, it depicted there as an independent work. This conceptual frame gives me freedom to create contemporary form of painting, which consider an experience of conceptual art.
In Vladimir Logutov's project “Meetings”, it is the viewer who is at the center of attention. The type, the character and the condition of the system that is titled the artistic work is to a large extent dependent on him. It is the viewer who establishes where real space ends and where the fictive space of the image begins. It is the viewer (including the artist, as an active viewer) who serves as guarantor for its borders. And in moving the figure of the viewer through that border, Logutov does, not only inversively but also extremely economically, what art previously did, breaking down its own borders and allowing the public into its scope.Read More
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