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Exhibition November 24, 2020 − January 31


Flor et Lavr Gallery presents the exhibition “POSPI@PITER.MOS”. This time the gallery focuses on the work of the family of famous St. Petersburg sculptors - Alexander Pozin and Marina Spivak. The works of such dissimilar authors raise a topic that is familiar to everyone. This is a kind of fantasy about the ideal that is desired now, but so far, and perhaps never, unattainable, no matter what side of life, material or metaphysical, this applies.

The wild imagination of Alexander Pozin can find application for any fragment of civilization: in the pockets of the sculptor you can find outlandish things, such as: bizarre vegetables, unidentified objects and other objects under the general specific name "pieces" that serve as inspiration for his composing spatial metaphors intended for interior and street. In sculpture, Alexander likes sharpness, irregularity, idiotic and absurd combinations of volumes, which suddenly turn out to be interesting.

Marina Spivak, next to her husband, appears almost as a strict and restrained classic, devoted to traditional material. However, the stylistics of Marina's sculpture is largely determined by the denial of dry academicism, a clear rejection of static and a natural desire for dynamism of form, the search for paradoxical plastic solutions.

The works of Alexander and Marina presented at the exhibition explore sculpture as a way of displaying and knowing the outside world, as a means of embodying ideas and feelings: next to large sculptural forms and designer pieces of furniture made of marble and wood, there is a bronze microsculpture.

The sculptors' works cannot be called modern, just like rocks, mountains, trees cannot be called modern - they are timeless. This deliberate loss from the present, from the momentary, allows authors to create works that harmoniously exist in any space, both natural and man-made.
Galleries at the exhibition