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“East Meets West Gallery” is pleased to announce the new art exhibition “Mission Impossible”

How to connect the unconnected? Curator of “The East Meets West Gallery” Tanya Paleeva takes a complicated approach: connecting by dividing ... or “two in one”. What does this mean?

Hall #1 contains works by permanent “East Meets West Gallery” artists: Suren Aivazyan, Hans Mendler, Alexander Oligerov and Anatoly Purlik, with each artist given their own distinct and personal space.

Suren Aivazyan will be presented in a linear open space with individual graphics pages from a travel journal of Karabakh (Armenia), Adygea, Thailand and Switzerland.

Alexander Oligerov plunges us into the world of colored dreams. Only artists are able to create a parallel world and to walk between the two worlds: the reality and the world of an artist’s images, created out of nowhere, but look to a spectator very much real.

Suren Aivazyan. “Armenia. Red Roofs”, 2009   Alexander Oligerov. “Night-fly and the Sun”, 2008  

The works from the series “The River” by Hans Mendler are exhibited on a wall which is observed from both sides. Colours seem thoughtlessly thrown on the canvas, but at the same time, there is a sense of sophistication and balance of composition.
Anatoly Purlik with his pieces of 2009-2012 occupies a separate place too. They are of various genres and made at different times and in different countries of the world. But nevertheless, they are perfectly recognizable and can be united even out of the common overall theme (S.Tarkhanovà. “Five good rules by Anatoly Purlik”)

Hans Mendler. “At the River” (#2), 2010   Anatoly Purlik. “Flavia”, 2012

Hall #2 is dedicated to a project by artist Liliana Spiktorenko which consists of 12 works. Each of her canvases contains a portrait of a famous figure from the early Renaissance period, depicted against the contemporary landscapes of a city full of steel, glass and concrete.

To this project the curator has added another four abstract works by Sergey Filatov from his series “Dreams of a Lonely Traveller”, which perfectly fit the modern scenery. It seems that we all become lonely travellers through the stone jungle of contemporary world, aren’t we?

Liliana Spiktorenko. “Another Words”, 2012   Liliana Spiktorenko. “High Elevation, 2012

Sergey Filatov. “All gone”, 2008-2012   Liliana Spiktorenko. “In a Strange Way”, 2012   Sergey Filatov. “Guests”, 2008-2010

The exhibition is open daily from 29th March to 20th April, 2013
from 12:00 to 22:00.

Admission is free.

Design Centre ARTPLAY
str. Nizhnaya Syromyatnicheskaya, 10, buiding 3, floor 2
Phone: +7 (495) 620-08-82,

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