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Semyon Faibisovich FREE

Source http://www.ikon-gallery.co.uk/programme/current/event/304/semyon_faibisovich/

Faibisovich, a Russian artist hailing from the same generation as Ilya Kabakov and Erik Bulatov, has returned to painting with a vengeance. He translates images of everyday street life, captured by mobile phone, into pixellated colours on canvas. Their abstracted beauty belies a poverty that characterises most of modern Russia as it slips back, according to the artist, into a Soviet system. There is a sad nobility in the faces of the tram passengers he depicts, subjects of yet another failed political experiment.

23 September 2009 –15 November 20092009-09-23T11:00:00Z2009-11-15T12:50:00Z

Art

Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square
Brindleyplace

B1 2HS Birmingham GB

0121 248 0708

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