Russian Artist Pavel Brat Set to Feature in London Exhibition

Russian artist Pavel Brat’s intriguing collages are set to go on show in London this coming October.

Erarta Galleries London will be presenting an exhibition from young Russian artist Pavel Brat in October 2014.

Entitled ‘Dominion’, the exhibition will feature a selection of the artist’s collages, which incorporate images from fashion, advertising and design. The works, richly textured and alluring in themselves, form a commentary on the oppressive power of advertising and material excess in the contemporary world. The total effect of the collages is to move the viewer into more abstract terms of reference, whereby the original commercial message of the material begins to disintegrate.

In terms of his sources, Brat says: “Glossy magazines became my source of material because the colours are just so intense. Illustrations in magazines just cry out to be cut, sorted and organised into a rich colour palette that will be ready for using in art works.”

Brat has been ranked among the top young artists in Russia in a recent The Art Newspaper Russia poll. The artist lives and works in St Petersburg. Brat organised his first exhibition in February 2007 as part of the Uncontrolled Overtones. After the dissolution of this group he joined the ranks of the Situationist formation Stolen Bread, where he participated in artistic activities and performances. Brat had his first solo exhibition in July 2008.

‘Dominion’ will be at Erarta Galleries, 8 Berkeley Street, London, W1J 8DN from 17 October to 29 November. For more information click here.

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