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Daily Life

Daily Life
Dates: November 14 — December 14, 2013
Venue: ССA Sokol

Alexander’s education at the academy of arts, as well as additional studies at The Institute of Contemporary Art – institutions, dealing with conceptually-radical flows – those two important points, which lie at the core of the artist’s creativity. Consciously refusing to accept multi-media, used by the majority of contemporary artists, Alexander Pogorzhelsky chose painting as a means of artistic expression. The central theme of the artist’s creativity becomes everyday life, not the rush and the routine, from which everyone tries to escape, but those of its aspects, without which the contemporary individual cannot contemplate his own existence. The artist documents fragments of reality, which exist in the zone of the viewer’s direct contact, in other words, free from emotional characteristics. In the present case, reality is not that which is perceived by the human eye, but personal experience of the author, gained from everyday observation. As a result, Alexander’s fragmentation of reality, passing through the lens of the artist’s perception, can be changed to the extent of becoming unrecognisable.