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Ian Gonczarow

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Birthplace
Great Britain

Birth year
1975

Lives in
London

Works in
London

Website

Schools
Goldsmiths, 2009, MFA Art Practice

Tags
politics, arts-education, installation, abstract, figurative, conceptual

Statement

Ian Gonczarow is an ardent keeper of a sketchbook. All the paintings he produces undergo an incubus period there. Awkward compositions of all the kitsch and crap of popular culture appear in faux dialectic provocations alongside the art and political worlds 'greatest hits'. The urgency of the flippant or vaguely political juxtaposition is his fixation, alongside the potential converging narratives therein. Referents to current socio-political turmoil are cut and covered, removed and then re-drawn. A proposal of connectivity is suggested during painting in a sense that 'you should know what this combination means'. Tightly controlled areas of painting jam up against small glimmers of the will for expressionistic gusto and its associated paraphernalia of cluttered, drawn out brush-marks and signature drips. Lurid, cartoon-influenced colour palette and the flattening of pictorial space form a layer of stasis in which selected images hang, giving these scenarios the will to represent, but not truthfully reproduce, a political stance.

Recent Exhibits

Ian Gonczarow participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2013 Pre Production
Occupy My Time Gallery
 
Jul, 2012 Moscow There and Back
Occupy My Time Gallery
 
Jun, 2012 Past and Present
Occupy My Time Gallery
 
May, 2011 CREEKSIDE OPEN 2011 - Part 1
A.P.T. Gallery
 
Mar, 2010 Chic Dessin Art Fair : Less is More Projects présente "La collection de Monsieur X, ou les avantages d'être un collectionneur"
Less is More Projects
 
Oct, 2009 Transitions
Flacon factory
 
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