Exhibition “Fountain of Everything”
Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
22.06.2019 — 25.08.2019
Ivan Gorshkov is an artist of the “Voronezh Wave”, a highly significant phenomenon in the art of Russia’s regions. Sculptures, installations, paintings and collages by this artist are always instantly recognisable thanks to their deliberately bright colours, bizarre shapes, complex textures and rich variety of materials — from crudely welded and deformed metal to children’s toys and small household items that the author turns into an independent medium. In Gorshkov’s works, the motley roughness of everyday life, its incoherence and its refuse-strewn nature acquire a monumental form, weight and scale. “I always wanted to be an artist who could convey his language through anything: be it by drawing a picture, casting a sculpture or finding something on the street — and to have it somehow be able to fit into the language,” the artist said in an interview with The Art Newspaper Russia. The exposition of “Fountain of Everything” includes sculptural and pictorial works from a series the artist created in the late 2010s, as well as several new works prepared specially for the exhibition. The courtyard of the museum also features a park sculpture and ready-mades.