Dmitry Okruzhnov & Maria Sharova

Room 13, Noise, 2020

Oil on canvas, 134×80 cm

Room 12, Curtain, 2021

Oil on canvas, 150×200 cm

Room 11, Entrance, 2021

Oil on canvas, 150×200 cm

Room 10, Penetrating light, 2021

Oil on canvas, 150×200 cm

Room 9, Falling apart, 2020

Oil on canvas, 134×80 cm

Room 8, Light, 2020

Oil on canvas, 134×80 cm

Room 7, Window, 2020

Oil on canvas, 134×80 cm
Biography
  • Maria Sharova (1987, Russia) and Dimitry Okruzhnov ((1984, Russia) form their artistic duo in 2012. At present they are living and working in Moscow.
Education
Maria Sharova

  • 2013-2014   Contemporary Art School – MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
  • 2005 -2011   V.I Surikov Academic Art Institute, Moscow, Russia
  • 2004-2005   Ivanovo Art College, Ivanovo, Russia
Dmitry Okruzhnov

  • 2013-2014   Contemporary Art School – MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
  • 2004-2010   V.I Surikov Academic Art Institute, Moscow, Russia
  • 1999-2004   Ivanovo Art College, Ivanovo, Russia
Solo exhibitions
  • 2020   RM, XL gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • 2017   206 Partial content, XL gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • 2015   Vacuum, Triumph gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • 2015   Surrounded by Reality, MIMOMA, Moscow, Russia
  • 2013   Intersection, Triumph gellery, Moscow, Russia
Group exhibitions
  • 2019 Recycle or die, GUM-Red-line gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • 2019 Faces of the Landscape, Belyaevo Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • 2017 An exhibition of nominees for the Kuryokhin Prize, Kuryokhin Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2015 BALAGAN!!! Contemporary Art from the Former Soviet Union and Other Mythical Places. Curated by David Elliot. Kuhlhaus, Berlin
  • 2015 One side the other. Art old and new media in the era of high speed internet, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
  • 2014 Fake, RANDOM gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • 2014 The limits of touch, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
Art Fairs
  • 2020 COSMOSCOW Moscow, Russia
  • 2018  COSMOSCOW Moscow, Russia
Awards and prizes
  • 2020 NordArt Nominees, Büdelsdorf, Germany
  • 2016 Long list of the S. Kuryokhin Art Prize in the nomination The Best Work of Visual Art, Kuryokhin Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2008 Dmitry Okruzhnov was awarded two gold medals of the Russian Academy of Arts for academic excellence
Works in collections
  • Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
  • Cultural Foundation Ekaterina, Moscow, Russia
  • Gazprombank Corporate Art Collection, Moscow, Russia
  • Kuryokhin center, St. Petersburg, Russia

"Remove. RM" | Much to our regret, we inform you that the exhibition is postponed until a later date due to delays in the delivery of the works by the Russian customs. We will shortly redefine the exhibition dates.

Dmitry Okruzhnov & Maria Sharova – “Remove. RM”

PRESS RELEASE

A.MORE Gallery, is pleased to present “Remove. RM”, first solo exhibition in Italy of the Russian duo Maria Sharova and Dmitry Okruzhnov – born in 1987 and 1984. The exhibition is presented with a text by Domenico de Chirico.

According to the German philosopher Martin Heidegger, the space is what makes space: the main trait of space is indeed the bare fact that it makes space. Through this tautological sentence, Heidegger wanted mainly to examine the position of the man within the space not just as a simple body, since what is mainly revealed is a concept ofthespace not as a container but as a dynamic force able of endless, heterogeneous and multiple states of action.

This fundamental aspect of the space is radically present in the entire work of Maria Sharova and Dmitry Okruzhnov. By looking at their canvas, it seems to assist to a spatial multiplication of elements soaring on countless levels. The analysis of the space done by the two artists faces the matter not only on quantitative terms – the trait of the space to make space is exclusively of atomic/quantitative nature – but, also, on qualitative ones.

How a space thought in its totality can be represented? Stemming from this question, the various levels mentioned above are developed, in a delicate and tangible way in the works of Sharova and Okruzhnov, that is: space stratification and the consequent impossibility of finding the depth of the artwork itself; incomplete acceleration of elements from their spatial explosion, binomial relationship light-dark solved by the victory of the light as an element of spatial emanation, spatial hybridism given from the permeation of the virtual space with the real one and transformation of space into history so that the space is represented by the two artists, here and now, as a temporal space which in its evolution leaves behind pieces of its past.

The surprise of such a deep research is even more evident when considering the spontaneous flow which led the two artists to develop so much dynamism in few meters of surface. In fact, they say that they just paint what they observe everyday, what makes their daily life.

However, there is a further step in this last batch of artworks that stretches the research of the space to its limits, that’s the incessant dialectic between filling and empty. This is a liminal dialogue that touches deep perceptions similar to the discoveries done by quantum physics. And it is in this way that Remove.RM donates the space where the image happens, giving away and taking away, showing the spatial container and swallowing up it in Internet, distributing particles of the real that have aspects of the virtual and allowing that the disintegration of something becomes the creation of something else, placing the flow of the being not as an aspect of resignation but rather as an exciting dynamism.

We thanks Stefano Manzo for the support on the realization of the exhibition.