Regina Gallery is pleased to present Vladimir Logutov’s personal project, 'Encounters' This exhibition will be the third solo show housed in Regina Gallery.
This project may only be called new to some extent because it started back in 2007. And since then, it has undergone numerous transformations, the last of which are, perhaps, the most significant.
Logutov’s paintings function differently than traditional representational works. His painted creations funnel the latest type of installation-based and curatorial project into the format of a figurative image: as the text of one of Logutov’s works declares, his art is not “a painting in an exhibition” but an “exhibition in a painting.” And when the exhibition is staged right “in the painting,” it means that the artist has recovered his freedom to give his own ideas physical form, removing any restriction on his or her sovereignty dictated by the conventions of the contemporary art industry. In this way he arrives at a contrarian form that we might call projective representation. And for this projective representation, Logutov uses a set of interlinked techniques, of which the most important are: the creation of nested, indefinitely localized spaces; manipulation of the figure of the viewer; and textual injections.