Urinal from Fragment of the detail series

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2018
Materials: oil on canvas
80 см x 110 см
Category: painting
Item Number: 001225
About the Work
About the Artist

Проект Сергея Лоцманова посвящен теме наблюдения за урбанистическим состоянием постсоветского пейзажа. С целью выявить двойственное состояние урбанистических объектов, Лоцманов использует реалистический живописный язык в качестве метода: ведь и сам холст в определенном контексте может являться таким же урбанистическим фрагментом в общей картине городского ландшафта. Парковочное место, дача в окрестностях столицы, зоны отдыха и досуга приобретают новое политическое измерение. Сглаженные лаковые поверхности и урбанистический дизайн художника вскрывают общую атомизацию общества, которая, в свою очередь, обезличивает политическую волю субъекта.

Sergey Lotsmanov studies problems of audience perception in his works. The context of his works requires a clear distinction between inspection and observation: for Lotsmanov, inspection implies the possibility of wordless communication and evaluation, the same feeling that is created when looking at objects, or at wild animals, or at stars in the night sky. Observation is closely connected with language and it is absolutely inseparable from it, since language helps to describe the subjectivity that surrounds us. The mode of describing the work is reduced to the simplified characteristics of things and spaces, however, Lotsmanov’s more important criterion and study tool is not time, but our own consciousness.

Sergey Lotsmanov was born in 1983 in Tartu. Graduated from Tallinn Academy of Fine Arts and ICA. Nominee for the STRABARG Art Award. In 2017, Sergey Lotsmanov entered the ranking of the top 100 recognized authors according to InArt. The artist's works are in collections: MMOMA, NCCA, Art Museum of Estonia, Gazprombank collection and other private collections.