10.07.2015 – 02.08.2015
Triumph Gallery, Moscow
Triumph Gallery is proud to present the exhibition Rosetta Stone of a young artist Issy Wood as a part of the Launchpad project.
A graduate of Goldsmiths, University of London, and a student at the Royal Academy of Arts, Issy Wood has been predicted a bright future, despite the fact that the artist has opted for a traditional medium unlike most of her contemporaries.
Issy Wood’s works are reminiscent of hasty sketches in which one can discern the outlines of people, animals and objects. Impulsive yet rigid brush strokes on her paintings correspond to a nearly impossibly full representation of a person, an object and a feeling.
Issy Wood’s formalistic searches link her works withfamous predecessors, from the impressionists to Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud, and also the contemporary young generation of abstract artists (Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Tauba Auerbach, Matt Connors, and others), who are opening up new possibilities for painting as a medium. On the canvas Issy Wood joins together three-dimensional and two-dimensional elements, figurative and abstract ones, using contrasting colours and different techniques, thereby making her approach similar to the digital manipulations.
The name of the exhibition Rosetta Stone refers to the famous archaeological find, which facilitated the deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Issy Wood says: "My pictures work the same way as Rosetta Stone. At times I think of them as meaningless wooden slabs, canvas and pigment, which can be deciphered if someone is interested in it."