exhibition by Anna Mironova
from June 4 to July 4, 2021
The “APPROXIMATION” project combines works from two diametrically different approaches to artistic embodiment – created by an artist and seen by an artist. This equally defines them as works of art. Brought to the exhibition space from different environments – the artist’s workshop and nature and placed in one exhibition – reminders of the single beginning of all things and the continuous cyclical manifestations of life.
Pink – the first color that a child feels – does not see, but feels. It is deep in the middle, warms, and makes matter alive. The tactile sensations of softness, corporeality, and warmth associated with it form the first life experience, beginning the relay race of future knowledge.
Pink – a halftone – is both an exciting state before the moment of choice, and a place of memories, when, as in the milk of fog, you snatch from memory something uncertain, which only with a gradual approach acquires recognizable features. The real estate of the pink halftone is a meeting place of light and shadow, a place of choice of emotions. This is a potential possibility of pink naive movement to the clarity of light, or, gradually extinguishing the cold – in the direction of intellectual violet and, subsequently, through a complex patina of deep green, to a sense of weight – awareness of existence in the material world.
Pink is a body. In the picture, the body is conveyed most truthfully – not as a superficial statement of fact, but its essence is revealed – the body breathes. With a gradual approach, up to close, the inevitable gaps between the strokes become more and more apparent, and it seems that this movement can be continued deep into the plane of the sheet, through the lace of strokes – through the pores of the body, destroying the feeling of solid materiality. Everything is space – air, objects, us. The approximation is a curiosity, a way of knowing, after which you naturally return to its beginning, but with a deeper idea of the subject, and an understanding of how the fragment can indicate the whole.