News from heaven
New exhibition by Dmitry Shorin “Analogue of God” is a reflection on our affections, on what we deify, what we believe in and what we worship.
Dmitry Shorin believes that man inevitably chooses an object of worship — something great, unknown, beautiful or inconceivable. But considering the deity in a broad sense: it can be anything — from your favorite music and gadget that you always turn on, to close friends and art, what you work on.
Girls on Dmitry Shorin’s paintings are always perfect: they are goddesses, muses, unsteady dreams. Thus, you can see a modern Assol or Butterfly Girl. Several works are related to the ballet world, which author considers as a “court and aristocratic dance and the crown of the highest pinnacle of human genius at a high of spiritual turmoil”.
A very special part of the exhibition is a two-parts project “Over”. The sculpture depicts a beautiful woman in a white tutu skirt standing in a pose in which ballerinas usually rest, relax their legs and lower back. Plasma panel serves as a base, which shows the footage of a rehearsal at the Mikhailovsky Theatre. This Ballerina is also a real person from the Mariinsky Theatre. The author did not just sculpt from nature: he scanned the figure, and then cast a form from mixed materials and later varnished it. The result was a white, shiny, very beautiful and almost alive statue.
“At the ‘Above All’ project ballerina embodies an art that hovers over everything in your life”, — says Dmitry Shorin. — And at the bottom of the monitor is a movie. It was intended to be a symbol of vanity, triviality and mortality — something that ballerina towers above. But it turned out that it is also an art. The Movie for God, shot from above. That is the art above art”.