Opening Reception of NEW BEAUTY - Art by Daniil Alikov
Lipont Gallery is excited to present artist Daniil Alikov’s genre-defying body of work, NEW BEAUTY, to Metro Vancouver’s audiences.
Originally a virtual visualist, Alikov has leaped into the practice of fine art and has gone beyond the visual. He produces conceptual artworks that blend the border of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. The intricately-overlapped and embossed canvases, strips of gradient materials, drawn patterns and symbols create an illusionistic dimension. The hard edges, symmetrical curves and the non-narratives speak of scientific systems, futuristic notions, and fashion metaphors.
Currently, he is working his way into the seventh “generation” of this series, which started with black and white, sharp-contrast, two-dimensional canvases, was developed into more pristine black fields, and currently progressed on, to mixed-media sculptural objects that he calls assemblages.
The materiality aspect of the recent Generation 6 and Generation 7 makes it as if the artist is venturing from order to relative disorder, from simplicity to richness, from monotonic to chromatic. Either entangled, sewn together or carefully arranged and layered, the materials such as nylon straps and buckles, translucent glassine, reflective fabrics, zippers, elastic fasteners, and hand-made mini domes show a bit of the veteran visual effect artist’s “cyber soul”, which is a liberating approach to fine art. Alikov’s exhibition, NEW BEAUTY, is free of social and cultural boundaries. It invites the audience to examine their cognition from within and through the phenomenon called “artistic creation”.
Alikov will give a public talk on December 6th to decipher his art.
NEW BEAUTY will be on view at Lipont Gallery, 4211 No. 3 Road, Richmond B.C., from December 3rd 2022 to January 6th, 2023.
The opening reception is on Saturday December 3rd from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
The Artist Talk will take place on Tuesday December 6th from 7pm to 8pm. Please register at https://alikovtalk.eventbrite.ca
The virtual version of the exhibition will be available at www.lipontgallery.ca after the opening.
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