Denis Uranov “Landscape”

The exhibition presents the Hollywood story to the viewer, pushing the aesthetics of the mass culture of the MTV era with the atmosphere of David Hockney paintings in an interactive space devoid of subject. Presented in the virtual landscape works were taken from several series of paintings, continuing the project Softcore (2015), which Denis carried out independently of the main projects, before that, almost without painting and not even counting on further display of the project results. The unconscious drawings presented in it from the broken cultural codes further formulated an independent visual and methodological language with which the artist worked for the next several years. Thus, the works from the Shelter series (2018) are focused on rethinking the anti-modernist style characteristic of the first half of the twentieth century and returning to kitsch, but already in modern conditions – the artist tried to portray a spectacular landscape from fragments of television series and cartoons. In the Untitled series (2018), a recognizable picture borrowed from animated series, graffiti and computer interfaces is deconstructed and reworked into a pure abstraction.

Text: Katya Mihatov / Denis Uranov
Music: Eova Luciole