CrocodilePOWER is a group founded in 2011 by two Russian artists: Peter Goloshchapov (born in 1982) and Oksana Simatova (born in 1979). Both are graduates of Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry (graduated in 2005 and 2008 respectively). In 2012, they completed an internship at the Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London. Since 2019 Peter Goloshchapov is a member of international Academy of Ceramics, Genève, Switzerland.
Working in a group has become a new creative experience for both. They turned to the theme of studying today’s world and the place of man in it. CrocodilePOWER create mythologies somewhere between fantasy and reality, between technology and nature. They realize them in projects that unite different art objects: painting, sculpture, and installations. CrocodilePOWER painting depict landscapes of dystopia, and in sculpture, their characters are created from fiberglass, porcelain, wood, moss, bark, iron, and other materials. In their projects, the artists try to achieve the sense of "augmented reality", where fictional is so organically built into a reality we know, that its existence seems possible (either in the past, present and future). Participants of the International Biennale of Vallauris (2014) and the Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2014, 2016, 2018). In 2015, a solo exhibition of the group was held at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Their works are part of numerous private collections in Russia and abroad.
This Game Has No Name (in collaboration with Sandor Szasz), Triumph gallery, Moscow, Russia
Life in the lonely wood Mobius Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
Insomnia VLADEY Space, Moscow, Russia
The borders of memory Budapest Art Factory, Budapest, Hungary