Victor Alimpiev: Several

1 April - 21 May 2011

Regina Gallery is pleased to present a solo show by Russian artist Victor Alimpiev. The exhibition juxtaposes Alimpiev’s practice as a multifaceted artist – painter, choreographer, filmmaker – exploring the artist’s poetic visual language and his interest in interhuman relationships.


The title 'Several' is taken from the series of paintings but it also refers to the characters in Alimpiev videos, who share the awkward intimacy of a uniform group caught within a communal ritual.


Alimpiev’s video works are reminiscent of twentieth century avant-garde theatre with its expressive gestures and diluted language. Thoroughly choreographed but lacking any obvious narrative plot the characters oscillate between a state of fragile human and graceful alien, uncomfortable individual and intimate collective.