Portal 11 Gallery presents the project of Alexander Lidagovsky “Artist and Model”. Alexander Lidagovsky was born in 1961 in the city of Gulyaypole, Zaporizhzhya region. 1982-1987 - studied at the Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts. Lives and works in Kiev. Working with a model today for an artist is more of a meditative practice than a requirement of a profession. Time accelerates the course, and life, as always, does not allow him to hide from the world in the crystal castle of his work. And when reality, in the form of a medical diagnosis incomprehensible to a mere mortal, invades the idyllic painting “The Artist and the Model”, the categories of life and death become the main categories of aesthetics. The understanding comes that not matter and space, but time, is our only reality. The project, in essence, is an antithesis, an inversion of the ancient parable of Pygmalion and Galatea. The central object of the project, “AntiPigmalion” (sculpture and video performance), is an author’s gesture designed to show that only symbolically turning a real girl into a statue, realizing the creator’s intention is to give eternal life to the image, to become on par with God, the Artist will be able to “revive” and real Model. The project is charity. The funds received from the sale of the works presented at the exhibition will be used to pay for an expensive operation abroad, which is urgently needed by the model of the artist Ksenia Sokolovskaya.
The exhibition has been on display since 19.02. 2020 to 02.03. 2020 at: Kiev, st. Three Saints, 11 +38 (063) 397 34 57 email@example.com portal11.com.ua facebook: galleryportal11