Slava Ptrk’s easel paintings are created according to the very same canons as his street art: they shift perspective to the surface, create volume, space and depth. Objects found in various Russian and foreign cities serve as canvases. The exhibition is a reflection on human loneliness and unites all of the artist’s key methods: the rejection and deletion of all excess from his work; asceticism and visual nihilism.
A flat white wall is turned into a snowy steppe stretching into the distance, a yellow fence into a desert, and a gray concrete block into an asphalted square along which walks a lone figure with an umbrella. The large is subject to the small, and drama, history, and an entire world are created with minimal means on a completely flat and almost empty wall.