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Materials

Vladimir Tryamkin
Cube.Moscow
May 29 - July 5, 2021
The exhibition Materials is an artistic reconstruction of the artist's world – the world in which his works came into being and continue to exist. It is an examination of normal, everyday items taken from the artist's daily life at his house in the suburbs, displayed in PA Gallery's space.

The exhibition includes six works by the artist made in mixed media from 1981 to 2005. In creating these objects, Vladimir Tryamkin used wood, sand, cardboard, gasoline, fabric, sheet metal, plants, and various component parts of items – fragments of his visual and tactile reality.

For Tryamkin, texture and color are special media capable of conveying unique sensations. He has created objects and structures that are characterized by their harsh expression, outside of emotion. In his works, the accent is shifted from visual perception to the level of tactile sensations, smells, and simple memories associated with everyday, deliberately common materials and things that are extremely familiar to us all. The artist uses "concrete structures", thus overcoming the flatness of painting and subsequently the flatness of perception. The objectivity and non-objectivity in his works comprises a living, unified space that changes its form freely, moving in between real and unreal blueprints for existence.

Vladimir Tryamkin was born in 1952 in Peski, Moscow Oblast. He studied in Tatyana Khvostenko's studio. He has been a non-conformist artist since 1977, and has consistently participated in exhibitions both in Russia and abroad. He has worked and exhibited with such artists as Anatoly Zveryev and Leonid Purygin, as well as many others. In 1991, together with other representatives from Russian conceptual art including Ilya Kabakov, Dmitry Prigov, Konstantin Zvezdochyotov, Dmitry Vrubel, and Sergey Volokhov, Tryamkin took part in the Kunst. Europa international exhibition in Germany. Works by Vladimir Tryamkin can be found in the collections of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), the Sandretti Foundation, and many other institutional and private collections in Russia, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, the UK, the US, and Japan.