Vitaly Barabanov

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Vitaliy Barabanov (born in 1986, Zagorsk) is an artist and animal psychologist. With the use of different media in his works Barabanov focuses on studying potential of painting and sculpture. Graduated from Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts and Moscow Institute of Contemporary Art “Baza”.

Initially looking at the traditional sculpture in a critical way, Barabanov develops the idea of a living work of art. His aim is to create a project about the three components which are essential for any kind of life – water, light, and warmth. the exhibition will include living sculptures – the plants that the artist has grown during the year. Having received a traditional art education, Vitaly is striving to create a comfort zone for the plants and viewers alike and so conscientiously goes in the opposite direction. Painting in this project is like a path of water going through the pigments of three basic colours which leaves marks on the textiles. the result is living works of art – abstractions. Barabanov unfurls the process, showing the effects of nature through performative action which can be compared with a religious rite where he doesn’t affect the result. Together with the living plants there are also dead ones that died as a result of insufficient care and became something like monuments. Filled with plaster like sarcophagi they make visible the dependence on relationships, showing us what we don’t see - the beauty on the brink of death.

Curator: Ayana Chigzhit

12.12.2017 - 21.01.2018
Curator: Maria Kalinina.
Osnova gallery presents the debut exhibition of the young Moscow-based artist Ian Ginsburg called «The Mechanical Beetle”. The author of the project has established himself as a researcher of various models of artistic production of the 20th century. His method of work is largely related to the nonconformist Joseph Ginzburg, whose pupil and heir he is. Jan Ginzburg studies the practice of remodernism in terms of the post-conceptual state of the art today. The artist’s figurative solutions, both in multi-dimensional installations and objects, are the results of his thorough work with various types of modern archives.

24.10 - 19.11.2017
Bogdan Ablozhnyy
Andrey Bogush

12.09.2017 - 15.10.2017

Osnova gallery at COSMOSCOW
September 8–10, 2017

Sandra Cinto, Carla Chaim, Albano Afonso, Carlos Nunes, Ding Musa.

August 31 – September 3, 2017
Osnova gallery is delighted to present its leading artists Nika Neelova and Yelena Popova on Code Art Fair, which will be held in Copenhagen, Danmark.
The works by artists Nika Neelova and Yelena Popova explore and experiment with the possibilities of art production in general. The artists spiecially created a new project for this event. Yelena's practice calls in question what painting can be and how it can work nowadays. Her art pieces pull the stories of abstraction into sharper focus and show painting's materiality. The recent Chemical Landscapes and Human Studies series pose a question of human endurance and presence. Like Tarkovsky’s film Stalker, Nika Neelova’s work is loosely based on the idea of a possible dissolution to our attachment to reality. Through exploration of the possible future of geology the work exposes the modified ruins and techno-artefacts of a human dominated environment crossing various historical periods. Needless at first thought objects set against the movements of the earth and deep geological time. Exploring fluidity of matter through time, the work suggests the view of the world as a set of flows running in parallel to one another.