The exhibition presents a new line of creative works by Mikhail Shikau because the artist is mostly famous as the architect of the Belarusian pavilion at the 54thbiennale of modern arts in
Shikau commented: “This exhibition is a fixation of personal visual associations and speculations about the miracle and paradoxes of the Venetian biennale. The Venetian patterns unify natural transparency and human visuality. They are another search for a traditional cultural sense and a personal theater of renovations of modern fine arts. It is an eternal exploration of the purpose: an Artist and a Model or an Artist-Model?”
Mikhail’s paintings are minimalistic. Shining with an unearthly glow, their style is reminiscent of the experiments of Belarusian painters of the 1980s-1990s. Occasionally, realistic items in the pictures are quite personal, while others present frozen emotions of statues and zoomorphic images. The subjects and manner indicate that Shikau is an artist with a refined but critical view of the world.
The artworks by Shikau appeal to sensory perception. They make one feel not a materialistic consumer of information, but a mysteriously reasonable and unique aesthete and philosopher, and maybe even give an insight into the ether of consciousness.
The exhibition will be open until
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