Gallery "Vladey Space" Center for Contemporary Art Winery presents the exhibition"Less" young artist Samuel Marshak.
The exhibition presents paintings of the author in the manner of neo-expressionism of the 80s of the XX century.
“Less” is the name of one of the works presented at the exhibition: “forest / less” is a play of words of the Russian and English languages, which is revealed in a graphic manner. In the word “less”, the artist establishes the aesthetics of the “decline” in relation to traditional academic painting, which he studied at the Academy of Arts. The artist with the name of a well-known children's writer creates his paintings as if on the fragments of deep memories, first impressions of his acquaintance with the world. It seems that they are as simple and sweet as Samuel Marshak’s poems and tales. In them, as in the children's consciousness, there are no hierarchies and determinations, therefore, the substitution of concepts often takes place. The world turns into a set of equivalent objects: people, animals, fruits, trees, flowers, football fields, a family dinner, a landscape, toys, military rockets - all this is an emotional memory that does not carry any meaningful values. The pictures attract with their sincerity and weakness, their images and colors are touched. At the same time, the intensity of color, thick layers of paint, coarse broad strokes add brutality and emotionality to images.