A rigorous crossover from two dimensional to three-dimensional art, from painting to sculpture may seem a mysterious and absolutely impossible step for an artist. Not everyone is able to cross the line and reject the usual environment and art perception. Arsen Avetisyan, Sergey Kondrashkin and Armen Gasparyan reflect on the origin and formation of tactile sensation of figure in space and different ways of idea implementation. The exhibition updates conventionality and symbolism of two-dimensional plane as a transformation of three-dimensional nature.
Born in 1971 in Yerevan. Graduated from The Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts. Member of the Union of Artists of Russia, Union of Artists of Armenia and UNESCO International Federation of Artists. From 1993 to 2004 took part in more than thirty exhibitions. The sculptures are presented in museums and private collections around the world. The artist tragically died in a car accident in 2004.
Tao (Sergey Kondrashkin) was born in 1979 in Leningrad. He graduated from I. Repin St. Petersburg State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, took internships abroad, and taught sculpture in an art college in China. Currently works and exhibits in St. Petersburg. His works are in the collections of the Hermitage and in private collections in Russia, the Netherlands, China, Belgium, Italy and Finland. Sergey Kondrashkin’s monumental artworks are installed in Novosibirsk and Chengdu, Sichuan Province (China). The sculptor finds inspiration in folklore, myths, and esoteric. Kondrashkin was involved in climbing the mountains of the Altai, the Caucasus and the Himalayas. He was awarded the honorary title of “Snow Leopard”; the passion for mountain climbing can be seen in some of his works.
Armen Gasparyan (Gaspar)
Born in 1966 in Kapan, Southern Armenia. Since 1984, has lived and worked in St. Petersburg. From 1988 to 1993 studied at the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, the Faculty of Fine Arts. Member of St. Petersburg Union of Artists. A well known and awarded artist, Armen Gasparyan has found his own artistic language, based on both classical traditions and contemporary innovations. The artist’s works are presented in private collections in Germany, Holland, Finland, the US, Russia and other countries.