Artstory Gallery of Modern Art presents a new pictorial project by Vladimir Migachev"Emptiness".
The exposition includes large-scale paintings by the author, which have long become a kind of visiting card of the artist. The second part of the project is the total installation "Emptiness", which gave the name to the entire exhibition. It includes paintings made on very non-standard foundations - cardboard boxes for building materials from a chain supermarket. A huge spatial composition is made up of boxes, like a puzzle, and the viewer is invited to wander along these cyclopean walls (3 by 3.6 meters in size) to discover paintings from the back.
The concept of “emptiness” refers to the work of the existential philosopher J.-P. Sartre "Nausea." Migachev uses quotes from this novel as accompanying inscriptions to his installation, as if graffiti on street walls. Migachev: “Sartre is very important to me. I share this state of his that he experienced in the last century, the desire to break out of the surrounding grayness, find a perspective, get out of this space. The condition remains, it is now in me. For me it’s a feeling of Void. I don’t want to teach anyone, it’s important to simply outline the questions so that the viewer feels that he needs to look for some way ... ”
In his works, Vladimir Migachev always uses his own painting technique, using a mixed composition of paints, including ash and coal, quartz sand and clay, sometimes even ordinary black earth. The complex, deep surface of the paint layer makes the overall imaginative feel of these paintings even more piercing and subtle. Feeling of Void.