Alina Glazoun, Ivan Simonov
Aptil 24 — May 26 2018

∆ Triangle Gallery is pleasd to announce a two person exhibition by young artists Alina Glazoun, (born in 1988, lives and works in Moscow) and Ivan Simonov #ordinarypeople (born in 1991, lives and works in Moscow). For both artists this will be their first exhibition in the commercial gallery. Alina's show recently took place at the Smirnov Sorokin Foundation in Moscow While just in March Ivan has won a prize for the best photography at the Russian National Award "The Best of Russia" , at the CCA Winzavod.

The feeling when reality doesn't match the expectations is familiar to everyone. The artists take the most disturbing part of the reality - its spontaneity. This is what makes the works of the artists unique: they are impossible to predict and reproduce.

The aesthetic of Alina Glazun's sculptures is based on a combination of pop- art and Dadaism. Absurdity and beauty is the classic recipe for overcoming the existential crisis in the off-season and, at the same time, the dead-end situations in art. The sculptures are small in size and accommodate dreamy landscapes, enchanting scenes filled with words and elements of nature. The works of Alina Glazun possess a rare quality of wit without arrogance, balancing on the verge of good and bad taste and let you focus your thoughts on the magical emptiness left after the trick is revealed. They almost have no daily, social and political problems. This is the artist's conscious decision and her aesthetic choice: someone watches Channel One and someone - the Animal Planet.

Ivan Simonov created a series of works on canvas specially for the exhibition which is a continuation of his major project ordinarypeople (Instagram: @malenkielydi). You can now find the little people, or rather printed figures of people photographed by Ivan Simonov on the streets, not only on building walls but in a gallery as well. The theme manifests in the new works by the artist is the state of the modern society brainwashed by the mass media. People who identify the presence of reality seem more alive than those seen from the silver screens. Art becomes more convincing than the media, television in particular. It literally shows the distant future, while the artist's work interacts with the spectator here and now.

Although the themes of the artists' works are different, they are united by an interest in objectivity and creating a kind of scenography designed to involve the viewer. Alina Glazun's sculptures are very tactile and make you want to interact with them. Simonov's littlepeople carry you away into their world of distorted proportions, and touching upon the political and social context, bringing up a memory of playing dolls or soldiers. Although viewers are not invited to interact directly with the work, they become participants in the reality that the art creates and that extends beyond the works themselves..