23.06.2016 - 10.08.2016
Rochdelskaya 15, bldg 50
On June 22, as part of the Parallel Program of the 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, ArtwinGallery will open a new project by Dima Rebus. The artist’s unique style is rooted in his virtuosic handling of watercolor. His works mingle precise renderings with an acute perception of his surroundings. Rebus has beenfeatured in the solo exhibition “The End,” (Artwin Gallery, Moscow, November2013), as well as group shows like “Casus Pacis,” part of the Parallel Program for Manifesta 10 (The Museum of Street Art, St Petersburg, June 2014) and “Insomnia,” part of the Parallel Program for the 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (Memorial Museum of A. N. Scriabin, July2014). His works have been included in auctions at Phillips and Vladey. For his newest piece, Rebus will take on a free-standing building on the territory of the Trekhgornaya Manufaktura, the site of the Biennale’s main project.
As Rebus explains: “I wrapped up the building for the audience. This type of styrofoam packaging for prepared food can be found on the shelves of any grocery store. When you walk into the store, you don’t have to hunt for food – it’s already waiting for you in these packages. All you have to do is choose the goods that best suit your needs. The exhibition operates a little like a store, where the display is already pre-packaged, with little space for improvisation. The label of my packaged art object includes a line assuring that the product is “100% extra lean.” This is no accident: in the very beginning, street art arose as a spontaneous creative response to the urban environment. Street art that’s been made-to-order for an art exhibition or biennale is no less real, but we have to admit all the same that it is something of an oxymoron. I am not against natural reserves, but there is a very clear distinction between true wilderness and controlled nature.”