Pop/off/art gallerypresents a personal project of the famous Moscow artist Vladimir Nasedkin. The central part of the ProtoAlphabet exhibition will be filled with large-scale ceramic objects made specifically for gallery space. The leitmotif of Nasedkin's art - the study of geometric abstraction - is here transformed into a rethinking of the origins of the visual language. Unique reliefs, like artifacts, combine the ideas of constructivism and suprematism with the aesthetics of primitive and ancient cultures. The finest ceramic plates of ideal forms, organized in an ensemble, cause chthonic awe. The cycle of etchings of the same name on metal, complementing the exposure, is distinguished by a concise composition and contrasting colors. A series of drawings, the style of which develops the central theme of the installation, completes the exhibition.
Vladimir Nasedkin writes about this project: “The totality of the simplest pictorial signs, partly extant images-symbols of ancient alphabets, which give rise to an endless series of cultural memories - from primitive archaic ritual signs, Christian and astrological symbols, to abstract paintings by contemporary artists. The ideas of ancient cultures are manifested in the geometry of monumental reliefs and painting, materializing into signs, plastic elements and mathematical surfaces, turning into a one-time existence of multidimensional surfaces and lines, into information modules, into the primary elements of organized space, into archetypes capable of organizing any “text” and any space, returning to the origins of the symbolic forms of the cultural language - to Protoalphabet”.
About the artist
Vladimir Nasedkin (1954) - a recognized artist, graphic artist, sculptor, photographer, author of objects and installations. Born in the Urals, in the city of Ivdel, Sverdlovsk region. In 1976 he graduated from the graphic arts department of the Nizhny Tagil State Pedagogical Institute. Since 1975 begins the creative and exhibition activities on both the domestic and the international art scene. In 1997 he moved to Moscow. Repeatedly participated in group exhibitions of the largest museums in Russia. Nasedkin's personal project was shown as part of a parallel program at the Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art at the University Ca Foscari (2011, Venice, Italy) and at the Museo Petro Canonica in Villa Borghese (2012, Rome, Italy). Nasedkin's works are in a number of important museum collections, including the Musee Nationale d'Art Moderne Center Georges Pompidou (Paris, France), Albertina Museum (Vienna, Austria), Zimmerli Art Museum (New Brunswick, USA). The State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow), the State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg), NCCA (Moscow), MMOMA (Moscow). Lives in Moscow.