The exposition is a collection of the simplest human hopes and desires in an intricate setting. Any object is entirely a system of displaying base and, at the same time, impartial, lofty needs. The built contrasts do not so much compete with each other, but together create a single and ordered mechanism. The main goal of the artist is to take the unnecessary and transform it into new contemporary art that evokes lively and sometimes shocking emotions. The sculptures are made from hundreds of disposable barbecues, which were thrown on the shores of the Gulf of Finland by vacationers as a reminder of one of the problems of mankind. The exhibition presents manifestations of other metaphysical subjects from the personal depths of an alternative reality in complete relaxedness and with an endless interest in experiments with form, volume, texture and a combination of various materials: bone, wood, stone, ceramics.
Each work of Alexander Dedov is an attempt to go beyond the boundaries of understanding, to bring it to the absurd, to the absolute, sacred, new, one's own. This is the basic distance, the exposure between meaningful content, metaphor and unconscious projections. Dedov is not just a talented sculptor, he is one of those who are setting trends in contemporary Russian art right now and are confidently winning the international market and the enthusiastic interest of collectors.