Regina Gallery is please to announce Ivan Chuikov’s new project: SIGNS, USED.
The nine new works presented at the current exhibition represent nine parts of a single whole, which depicts easily recognizable signs. The artist rejects the use of canvas, instead selecting the Window as his work surface. It is precisely through his chosen form and the fragmented nature of the image that the artist achieves the effect of figures moving in space.
Working with ideological signs, Chuikov points to their semantic bankruptcy, their emptiness. The appropriation of one and the same sign by varying, sometimes mutually hostile organizations transforms it into an ideologically ambivalent substance. Owing to its capacity for endless interpretation, the sign divests itself of its symbolic meaning, ceases to signify anything at all, and becomes meaningless.