Artem Ogurtsov


About the artist:

Born on 1th February in 1980 in Moscow - Russia. I finished an art college in 1997, and graduated from the Faculty of Graphic Design in Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry with a diploma in 2003. For a long time I have been worked as a designer in various professional areas. Due to the lack of creative realization, I took up my own independent creativity. I have been professionally engaged in the creation of paintings and graphics since 2001. I work and experiment with a variety of paintings and graphic materials and techniques. I prefer a sophisticated synthesis of oil glazing techniques, collages, scratching and my own techniques. For a long time, I positioned my art only in a nonprofit format and recently started to enter the art market. A short time ago, I became interested in creating video art, and experience in CG, especially with 3D-graphics, came in handy. Sometimes I spend my free time outdoors, creating realistic landscapes in dry pastel or oil.

At the moment, I am working in the direction of subconstructivism, defining and naming it in this way myself, and based on a project approach to creating my works, a strict hierarchical structure, but also a significant emphasis on aestheticization of pure form, which is the basis for the formation of a sophisticated architectonics in my artworks.

Inside a simple basic form, there is a second plan, subordinate to the general composition. It is a deep layer representation in more detail like a fractal structure. Thus, the work is perceived both at arm's length and at a distance of several meters. The visual image, is a self-sufficient language for communicating with the viewer, in my opinion. It does not require textual accompaniment and verbal decoding. Wherein; variability, variety, innuendo and depth of the point are integral features of this language. I do not impose my point of view and do not set a goal for the viewer to draw conclusions, but I bring the viewer to work together, to the result is subjective impressions. Like inferences after reading a book, they are more valuable than the content of reviews and critical articles. The desired effect is the ambiguity of the semantic interpretation, an invitation to the viewer to co-create in creating a full-fledged impression of my work. Phonetic of the Latin language - the language of science and philosophy, which is the "lingua mortis", is intertwined with the languages of the world, which makes it somewhat easier to understand. The title of the work only sets the direction of the movement of thought in case of need for a semantic load, without limiting the possibilities of the image. Otherwise, the visual verbalization, its semantic unambiguity, discards the mystery that is incomprehensible to the end even to me.