Berlin! 15.02.20 – From Russians with Love at The Ballery
#SaveTheDate! This season The Ballery in Berlin-Schöneberg presents its roster of contemporary Russian artists. ‘From Russians with Love’ offers a staggeringly unique vision into Russian contemporary art. Ballery director Simon Williams has brought together a group of celebrated Russian artists including Slava Mogutin, Igor Skaletsky, Katerina Belkina, Fedya Ili, Sergej Ehses and Kristina Okan. ‘From Russians with Love’ illustrates the complex imagery of dreams or subconscious visions and irrational space and form combinations in fine art painting and digital art graphic.
Celebrated international artist Oleg Dou and his porcelain-like works are presented for the first time at The Ballery. Oleg Dou’s mother is a tailor and costume designer for the cinema. She also use to be an artist when he was a child. ‘I was spending a lot of time with her and her artist friends when they were drawing at the studio or outside. Drawing used to be my hobby until I bought my first camera in 2005 and started doing retouched photography. I like having a tradition and seeing how it can work with modern material, how it can translate into new ideas.”
With its genre fluid insight into the arts and inclusive community, The Ballery blurs music styles and visual arts, poetry and spoken word performance to provide a portrayal of the way we define ourselves and others. On February 14th The Ballery will also host a Russian Valentines Evening featuring Russian food and drinks as well as a surprise performance by some of The Ballery’s star performers.