“The Archeology of Dreams and Desires”
April 25th – June 6th 2015
opening reception: April 24th 6 – 9pm
Gallery Weekend: May 1st and May 2nd 11am – 8pm, May 3rd and May 4th 11am – 7pm
Grigori Dor came in 1990 from Ulan-Ude, Russia to Berlin after being granted a DAAD-stipend. Aside from a stay in New York City in 1997 he has been living and working ever since in Berlin.
Abundant arrangements of flowers, shiny plastic wraps, snippets of images from glossy magazines and remains of informations from billboards – these are some of the sensual, sometimes sinister and morbid components in the paintings of Grigori Dor. With a very own approach by applying a neo-baroque form language as well as a painterly differentiation of textures he links to the tradition of still lives.
The paintings of the solo exhibition „The Archeology of Dreams and Desires“ show compositions of objets trouvés and flowers as colourful still lives. In the tradition of the vanitas paintings the motifs in the artworks of Dor connect beauty with inevitable evanescence.