Vsevolod Kovalevskij, Graviton, 2013
Review June 6, 5 pm.
This Thursday, 6 June, 5 pm, the young artist Vsevolod Kovalevskij returns to the Galerija VARTAI Review Room to present his latest works in a personal show Graviton.
Three works by Vsevolod were featured in a Thursday Review quite recently. Now the artist comes back to the Review Room with an exhibition of old and new works. The title of the show originates from one of the exhibits. It is a series of light drawings that focuses on the primary source of light by using a Camera obscura. Vsevolod's works reflect on the nature of photography/light, the surrounding times-pace, the relationship between reality and illusion, and the arrangement of all these topics on the map of personal experiences.
In the context of all these contemplations, the artist launches a hypothetical exchange, which can be explained through the author's words: "When a person is looking at the painting, he - as a subject - contemplates an object. He reads the object according to the way he is shaped. But what if the painting was to become the subject and the person became the object observed by the painting? According to my work, we would be mere black dots, particles. All of this made me think about the surrounding environment, about the 'objective reality', about illusions, and whether the sky is actually blue - after all it is red in Mars, isn't it?"