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Exhibition February 20 − April 24, 2020

Eugene Yufit. Necrorealism with a human face

Gallery Marina Gisich / Marina Gisich Gallery presents an exhibition project“Eugene Yufit. Necrorealism with a human face ".

The exhibition includes paintings by Evgeny Yufit of the late period (2007-2010), photographs from different years (1994-2015) and archival materials. A significant part of the exhibition will be devoted to the cinematic heritage of the author.

Yevgeny Yufit, a St. Petersburg film director and artist, founder of necrorealism, is perhaps the most paradoxical and original art movement in Russian art over the past forty years. Despite formal recognition, necrorealism still does not fit into any Overton framework. Perhaps this is the magic energy of Yevgeny Yufit, whose works still remain at the forefront of reality, but at the same time they will never lose their humanity.

“I never tried to formulate a clear manifesto, because this would contradict the spontaneity of our current. Chaos and absolute author's arbitrariness gave rise to this aesthetics, following certain canons would deprive it of freshness and surprise. From the very beginning, in my early works there was a theme of death, suicide and various kinds of psychopathological manifestations, but all this was presented in a hypertrophied inverted form of social grotesque and black humor. ” The exhibition is organized with the assistance of the artist’s family.

Based on site materialsMarina Gisich Gallery.
Photo: Alexander Fedorov