Kiev Museum of Dreams
Exhibition of photography FROM WITHIN

Exhibition of photography FROM WITHIN

Working hours:
February 15 - March 3, 2013
Tuesday, Wednesday - from 17 p.m. to 20 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday - from 14 p.m. to 18.00 p.m.
Entrance fee: 30 uah.

Civilization and technological advancement, mass production and automation
of everything much easier life of the average everyman, but at the same time,
it eliminates the work of the wizard, the artist who strives to remain faithful
to the classical principles of his art. Having your own home printer
and a digital camera, taking a pictures and printing pictures became so easy
to almost everyone, but it does not make the creator, from "buttonpresser".

Buistov Alexei and Sergei Yefanov are Artists, hwo revived in there studio
an old, archaic method of printing, which makes each photographic unique,
one of a kind and singular, that is singular (from Lat. Singularis -
the only feature).

Oil stamp (oil print), photo printing technique, which appeared in the late
XIX - early XX century and it is based on the properties of water and oil
do not mix with each other. This is the way the so-called contact printing, when photographic negative pressed tightly to the surface of a specially prepared
"sensitized" paper, and then the light rays passing through the film formed
on the surface of paper that from which the artist will build the final product.
The beauty of this process is that part of the world there is not final,
as in the classical picture. Artist at the stage of printing can significantly
change the character of the image created by light, using a particular method
of applying oil paint.

The exhibition will feature two series of works:
"Mirror of the game" - Alexey Buistov and "From kingdom of Hades" - Sergei Yefanov.

Presented at the exhibition series has a distinct trend:
"From kingdom of Hades" traces the upward movement of the images
and the forces of the underworld upstairs to the world of a men. Stir
in the "Mirror Game" develops in the horizontal plane, penetrating the thin
mirror, surface over the edge of the visible reality in Svankmajer′s space
Through-the-Looking-Glass. This space offers a paradoxical possibility, even
going to the seemingly different directions, to be in the end, in one place,
at the point of singularity.

The "pilgrimage" to the world of Hades, and the experience of a visit
to a Through-the-Looking-Glass turns into introspective look, a meeting with
your Inner Guest, desirable (or not really). Ways of such a pilgrimage are
manifold. One of the authors - Sergei Yefanov, the search of his Inner Guest has
led into the center of a Europe, in the God-forsaken corner of the Carpathian Mountains. In contrast, a series of "Mirror Game" Alexei Buistov is a product
of a "desk" works created in a confined space of a studio. Sophisticated
cosmopolitan semantics distorting mirrors polemicizes with, but does not
prevail over triumph of the Mark of the ancient Slavic forest. For the viewer, contemplation of these disturbing images is an experience of playing with
the unconscious; hitchhiking by Mobius strip in the country of archetypes;
black box, whose emptiness subtly changes everything, that gets inside.

Additional info
February 15 - March 3, 2013
opening in 15:00
February 20, 2013 Meeting with the authors 19:00 - 21:00.
February 24, 2013 Master - class of oil press (oilprint),
time: 12:00 - 14:30.
Information by phone: (067)945 86 55.
Participation in the master classFREE.

The exhibition working hours :
Tuesday, Wednesday - from 17 p.m. to 20 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday - from 14 p.m. to 18.00 p.m.
Entrance fee: 30 uah.