We are (not) alone. Exhibition of paintings by Dmitriy Shorin
2 November 2012 — 10 December 2012
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Exhibition «We are (not) alone» includes works of different years, as well as new works created specifically for the project


Exhibition "We are (not) alone" by Dmitriy Shorin includes works from different years and also paintings created specially for the project. His works are easily recognized- not only because of the recurring themes of girls, planes and sky, but rather due to a characteristic atmosphere of uneasiness and psychological eroticism. The painter borrows his images of washed-out glam-beauties from the inexhaustible sources of mass media and breathes into them a new life. Stripped off the advertising obviousness, fragile and angular heroines become ephemeral and mysterious beings. Yet they are still observed by a thousand of eyes- even birds seem to be staring at them. They are (not ) alone but they are very lonely.

Shorin's large-format paintings are reminiscent of the advertisement billboard in the world of perpetual post-holiday spleen and vacation-longing. Crumpled chocolate bar wrapper and half-sunken plane symbolically glorify the collision of dream and reality while melancholic colours signify the inevitability of daily routine. Opposite to artificially-constructed reality from commercials, Shorin's paintings are the fragments of real life in which there is still a place for building castles in the sky.

Dmitry Shorin has participated in a large number of solo and group exhibitions, including international biennale and art fairs. His works are in the collections of many prominent art connoisseurs. His projects include: "Holidays" (Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2011), "Dmitriy Shorin in Russian Museum" (State Russian Museum, Saint-Petersburg, 2008), "Girls best friends" (I Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, "Fine Art" gallery, 2005), collaboration projects with the founder of "brandrealism" movement Sergey Shnurov ("Runway") and photographer Dmitriy Provotorov ("Rookery", "Games").

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