DARIA USOVA. SOLO EXHIBITION. March, 2 – 31
Within the framework of the project «Sense, spirit and body» Daria Usova transforms a classical mosaic and stained glass technique into her own unique collage style which is called Pieces Art. She uses only magazine scraps, because they are already a true material artifact of modern life and practically readymade objects. The three main themes of Usova’s project are «The 12 seconds from Christ’s life», «Rorschach Cards» and «Cities» series.
«The 12 seconds from Christ’s life» series is a peculiar action sketch of the last 12 seconds from life of Jesus. These works symbolize a modern life, closely intertwined with an eternal quest and suffering of each person, where the faith in God or in anything else and self-confidence coexist. Each collage is one of the last 12 moments of Christ alive. The works are identical and this fact thereby proves faith constancy and predestination inalterability of all the people. The audience will independently discover a generalized image of life, memory and faith».
«Rorschach Cards» is a diagnostic technique, developed by Swiss psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach (1884—1922). This test is widely used in psychiatry to examine a person's personality characteristics, emotional functioning and disorders.
The whole point is that the test subject is required to give an interpretation of the inkblots. Each of blots has near perfect bilateral symmetry and each figure it forms serve as an object for free association – a person pronounces any spontaneous ideas, images and words emerging in mind. What the individual sees in the inkblot is determined by person's personality characteristics, according to the conception on which this test based on.
Daria Usova represents her author's interpretation of The Rorschach test. Everybody will be able to see something personal, to take a look into the inside him- or herself and try to analyze private thoughts and feelings.
The third part of Daria Usova’s exhibition is the «Cities» collage series. This consists of city landscapes, in which one can precisely discern the main world capitals, feeling their spirit and atmosphere.
Daria Usova (born in 1986)
2008 – graduated from Moscow State Pedagogical University, Graphic Arts Department, with honors
2010 – graduated from The Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU), Antique Experts Department
2003 – participation in a young exhibition in “Gallery on Kuznetsk Most ” under Moscow the Union of Artists
2005 – the debut project of collages on a theme "Reconstruction"
2006 – participation in an exhibition "Memory", the Museum of the Modern Art, Moscow
2006 – a personal exhibition "JL" (dummies about a fashion) in the international gallery «Stella Art Gallery», Moscow
2006 – an exhibition of dummies in the Museum of the Modern Art, (project "POWER"), Moscow
2007 – participation in an exhibition of Russian illustrators «Love Couture», Zurab Tsereteli's Art Gallery, Moscow
2007 – participation in an exhibition «Kate Moss», the Center of the Modern Art, Moscow
2007 – personal exhibition «Strike a pose», in Prado cafe
2008 – participation in festival of Russian illustrators «Institute of the Smile»
2008 – participation in an exhibition «The Zoo», Arterium Gallery, Moscow
2008 – participation in the first Moscow International Biennial of Young Art «Qui Vive?»
1) a series of collages with name «Cities» («Migration» project), the Museum of the Modern Art
2) video collages «Flight of beauty», «Souvenirs of UFO» project, Zurab Tsereteli's Art Gallery
2008 – participation in the project «Russian Fashion Face» within the framework of Russian Fashion Week
2009 – personal exhibition «ART-MAZDA», Special collages & Aerographics for Mazda
2009 – cooperation with RuArts Gallery:
1) Art market in New York «Pulse New York»
2) The exhibition «Backstage» in RuArts
2009 – participation in the 3-rd annual festival of illustration «Free Wi-Fi»: The Internet as the visual influence industry, Zurab Tsereteli's Art Gallery, Moscow
2010 – cooperation with RuArts Gallery: participation in the exhibitions «Duel» and «In Memoriam», RuArts Gallery
2010 – solo exhibition «Mystic artifacts», the Museum of the Modern Art, Moscow
2010 – participation in the second Moscow International Biennial of Young Art «Qui Vive?»
2011 – solo exhibition «Glossy Attraktion» in the fitness-club network World Сlass
2011 – participation in an exhibition in «Prichal» restaurant, Moscow
2011 – participation in an exhibition «Cats» in Mimesis Gallery, Geneva
2011 – solo exhibition «Pieces Art» in «The Castle Design», Geneva
2011 – solo exhibition in shop «Сosmotheca» in Art Kvartal (Vinzavod), Moscow
2011 – participation in an exhibition «City» in Mimesis Gallery, Geneva
2011 – participation in an exhibition «Аrt House», Moscow
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