09.11.2018 – 26.11.2018
Triumph Gallery, Moscow
Trumph Gallery presents Pavel Kiselev’s personal exhibition named The Witness. The exhibiton consists of previously exposed objectsin Moscow Museum of Modern Art in 2017 as a part of his solo exhibition New Message and some new ones. Pavel Kiselev creates multi-dimensional artworks on the edge of painting and sculpture, collected from the pictures found on the web, newspapers and videos which he uses in his works.
In The Witness exhibition Pavel Kiselev refers to the subject of information recycling in conditions of its infinite generating both in virtual and in physical space. All of the data array — visual, such as texts and tactile, such asaccumulates, stores and gets permanently accessible. The artist filtrers out and transforms this material, rethinking it in his every new artwork. Each of these spatial compositions at the exhibition exposes this subject in different artistic dialects, speaking only one technical language.
For his work New Message: The Witness, Pavel Kiselev uses newspaper clippings from different countries, dedicated to a special event and, connecting them in a chaotic way, he creates new meanings. In his work New Message: Bad Connection, there is a direct reference to the way of visual content perception on the web. "When Internet connection is low, the images are downloaded as simple colorful rectangles without any meaning. Each image can be reduced to the minimum of its content, just to its color. The image becomes abstraction and vice versa" — comments the artist on his works.
The New Message: No New Messages is a visualization of accumulated information noise, pulling us inside it. "These times there is no good news and sometimes there is a feeling like the world is going to hell. There are no new messages because nothing new appears” — says the artist. “At the same time, awareness of the future gives us an opportunity to change it. My works are dedicated to the present, prevention and hope."