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Piganov Ilya V.

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Biography Piganov Ilya V.
1964 born in Moscow
. Collections where works
. Ministry of Culture of Russia, Moscow
. Collection of Contemporary Art State Museum Tsaritsino, Moscow
. Museum of History and Reconstruction of Moscow, Moscow
. Bank Inkombank, Moscow
. Volgograd Branch of Sberbank, Moscow
. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
. Participation in exhibitions and auctions

. 1986 Hermitage Garden, Moscow
. 1989 Municipal Exhibition Hall, Nikolaev "Finphoto Gallery", Helsinki, Finland
. 1992 Gallery Studio 20 ", Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow
. 1993 "Pont Neuf", Paris, France
. Gallery "Studio 20", Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow
. 1994 "Music for December"
. Griboedov Channel, Saint-Petersburg
1995 Dar Gallery, Moscow
"Volume 1". Central House of Artists, Moscow


1987 "Representation". l the "Hermitage". Profsoyuznaya st., Q. 100, Moscow
"Photo exhibition". l the "Hermitage". Profsoyuznaya st., Q. 100, Moscow
Autumn photoshowroom. Low, 28, Moscow
Photoexhibition. Low, 28, Moscow
1988 Spring photoshowroom. Low, 28, Moscow
1e Festival International de la Photographie de Mode. France
1988-89 "Smile, please!" ( "Smile, please!"). Galerie Comptoir de la Photographie, Paris, France; Porfolio Gallery, London, UK; Cinema Center, Moscow
1989 "Fotomost". Club of the avant-garde Moscow
"AlternativaN". Museum of Musical Culture im.Glinki, Moscow
"Moscow - Vienne - New York". Messepalast, Vienna, Austria
"150 Years of Photography". Manege, Moscow
1990 "The logic of paradox". Youth Palace, Moscow
"Catalog". Youth Palace, Moscow
ART MIF 1. Central House of Artists, Moscow
1990-91 "The Missing Picture: Kupreyanov, Mikhailov, Piganov, Serebryakova, Shulgin". MIT, Boston, USA
1991 "ART MIF 2". Manege, Moscow
1992 "Baroque end of the century: the circle of Rubens-circle Grineveya". VHPU them. V. Mukhina, St. Petersburg
1993 "ART Hamburg". Hamburg, Germany
"New Territories of Art. State Art Museum, Krasnoyarsk
Dar Gallery, Moscow
"ART MIF 3". Manege, Moscow
1994 "The border zone of Art. Art Museum, Sochi
"Fall Pictures" ( "The surface of meaning. Overlay sheets "). Central House of Artists, Moscow
The Art of Contemporary Photography. Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia ". Central House of Artists, Moscow
1994-95 "Neue Fotokunst aus Russland". Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe; Galerie im Karmelitenkloster, Frankfurt; Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover; Museum Volk und Wirtschaft, Dц╪sseldorf; Neuer Berliner Kunsverein, Berlin; Hertener Fototage, Herten, Germany
. "Contemporary Art from the collection of Inkombank"
. Kunstmuseum, . Ulyanovsk; Art Museum, . Samara; Gallery, . Magnitogorsk; Exhibition Hall SH, . Chelyabinsk; Gallery, . Ekaterinburg; Museum of Fine Arts, . Omsk; Exhibition Center "Caryatid", . Nizhny Novgorod; Art Museum, . Rostov-na-Donu,
. 1995 "Zeitgenossische Fotokunst aus Russland"
. Neue Galerie von Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany
"Apple Day". Dar Gallery, Moscow
"Animation". Kashirka, Moscow


. 1989 "Red Series" (director I. Dykhovichniy), France
. 1994 "Women's role" (director I. Dykhovichniy), studio, workshop, Moscow
. 1994 "Music for December" (director I. Dykhovichniy), studio, workshop, Moscow
. Criticism
. Piganov - a charmer, rake idle, showman, maestro
. Familiar set of artists, lovers, business, loafers, habitual his environment includes a house on Running, fashionable gallery "School", cinema, cuisine, holiday, which have Piganova always with a. Here, the wife of Ira, . the most beautiful and elegant, . son Vanya, . fully inherited his father's gift to play the fool, . assistant Alexander Alexandrov, . hidden in the darkroom silent man in a white coat, . friend Ivan Dykhovichniy, . niece of Ryazan on behalf of Light Fishman,
. Above them lay eggs eternal piganovskie screams, songs and dances, skvorchenie his culinary celebration, noise music. "I miss home Teschin the jokes do not go" - is about Piganove, any neighbor says. That night pornographic slides on the wall of a neighboring house projecting, then the whole world dragged him out of the Moscow River.
But only the divine verb hearing sensitivity to touch, as a neighbor, mother-in-law and every other fan of art discover in Piganove otherwise. Mysticism rights Piganova in the eye, to put it mildly, does not rush. But the core of his art is a mystical outlook, . passing through all the various stages of the formal art: from the early concise series of monochrome still lifes to large decorative collages of recent years, he retains a meditative, . contemplative Home, . distinguishes him among his contemporaries.,
. In still lives in the center of the photographic sheet Piganov puts everyday things - a pair of worn shoes, children's pyramid of cubes, three pins
. These things are deprived of context and the rest in the diffuse neutral medium: lit a lamp on duty the night of the museum, hidden in the darkness darkroom, in a perfect, timeless space. The mystery appears in wrinkles pozhivshih shoes, in a geometric intelligibility cubes, cubes becoming. Through their surface oozes inner light the hidden life. These things - examining the focus, concentration, immersion. Gaze Piganov sought and the viewer, sometimes almost anecdotal way, as in a series of "Crosses", which says:
. - I always wanted to get people to consider the work - and it usually glance at the pictures, everyone will understand and will be talking, sipping from plastic cups
. I vykleil crosses of pornographic cards - and on opening day was not a single person who would not have considered the work of the work.
. In the most recent series of monochrome target shooting is just a clean background, reminiscent of the wall of the Japanese garden, which is contemplating one of the patriarchs of Zen
. It disappears and the object-sight, remains only the pure glow of nowhere, broken occasionally dark, incoherent forms (as the last remove the caps on pens. If you do not know - not guess).
From intimate still lifes Piganov moved to the architectural forms on a dark background, vykleennym from dozens of repeating images. Each of them individually like, and sometimes literally repeated still lifes. Here the most Piganova photos, reproductions of Raphael and Bruegel, the fragments of decoration of Stalinist architecture, fish, halos, shells. But this is not just an eclectic salad in the spirit Transavantgarde. Each image has an almost exaggeratedly-landmark. Pictorial alphabet has internal rigidity, making the ornament visual spell. Recurrence of elements - one of the simplest techniques used to achieve a mystical trance, as are prayer, mandala, shaman drum. Decorative collages Piganova akin to decorative iconostasis, his designs - a kind of "salary" around the central image.
However, we should not think that Piganov - an adherent of some ideological system constructed by. His work - the result of intuition, flavored with a professional skill. She read on sensual, immediate level. Between the building of a formal and ornamental bricks composing it in a collage is not rational, "literary" connectedness. They can be seen from afar, as architectural and ornamental design, or near, as the infinite unfolding of overloaded associations of elements. Unmotivated leap from a close-up to the total is just like a door, a breakthrough to the true reality of mystical teachings. This is the point of pathos, in the words of Eisenstein, where contradictions are removed, consistent opposites - vnelogicheski, irrational.
. Overcoming the paradox, the combination of planar and spatial, of property and illusory present in earlier works Piganova
. In one of the best black and white image of a series of printed linen tag with the numbers from the laundry, in another - a mirror inverted signature. Thus emphasizes the illusory nature of photography, inaccessibility shown. Around the same time Piganov makes a series of vinyl sandwiched between glass plates, where instead of "apple" glued a black and white photograph of female pubic. In general, he often uses as an erotic motifs, as well as the main design principle of erotica - veiled. Hence virirovanie photos, patina, induced in the collages, "Restoration" patches of transparent paper. Piganov - one of the few who works almost exclusively on the reservation and works a lot. He bought the banks, museums, state and even private individuals. Even - because contemporary Moscow art is difficult to get along. With labor Piganova - live. In the success Piganova considerable role to play, perhaps his camera and photographic past: he feels not the least professional, a man working not only for themselves or for eternity, but for another person. Piganov often turns to almost completely disappeared genre portrait: the other as each has its place in the painting - and experienced a mystical picture of the world.

I. Tsentsiper. Ilya Piganov - the mysticism of the hooligan. " - Matador, 1995, N1

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