Dimitri Kozyrev (Online Gallery)

GALLERY | BIO | ARTIST’S STATEMENT | SOLO EXHIBITIONS | GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Images from “Lost Landscapes”:
Lost Landscapes, 'untitled 1' (2000).Lost Landscapes, 'untitled 2' (2000).Lost Landscapes, 'untitled 3' (2000).Lost Landscapes, 'untitled 4' (2000).Lost Landscapes, 'untitled 5' (2000).Lost Landscapes, 'untitled 6' (2000).Lost Landscapes, 'untitled 7' (2000).Lost Landscapes, 'untitled 8' (2000).

Born St. Petersburg, 1967
Lives and works in Santa Barbara, California.
contact tel. +48.12.429.67.43

Artist’s Statement

My recent work stems from observations based on the driving experience. Using freeway systems as the investigative constant, these paintings and drawings attempt to recreate the pure structure of urban landscape. In recreation, the original experience is replaced with the image of “lost” landscape. The environment along the freeway structures is essentially lost for the driver in the fast movement of the vehicle, because the drivers attention is always directed forward; the landscape disappears on ether side of the driver, and only fragmented elements of it imprint in the drivers memory. Fast driving reduces the visual experience from detail to generality and we never can reproduce the whole picture of the trip, only scattered elements as if they had been caught by a strobe light.

These pictures are not meant to be a representation of the urban landscape, they are landscapes: landscapes for the speeding driver or landscapes for gallery goers. Moreover, these images have the potential to become a part of the road “language,” they may serve as information signs for a specific point of interest or they may be entertainment pictures to break the dullness of commuting.

–Dimitri Kozyrev

Solo Exhibitions

2001 Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

1997 The Alternative Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OH

1996 The Dungeon Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OH

1994 The State College Community Library, State College, PA

1993 The Pennsylvania State University, Pattee Library Gallery, State College, PA The Hill, York, PA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2001 Group Exhibition, LA Art Core, Los Angeles, CA

2000 Group Exhibition, The Fielding Institute, Santa Barbara, CA

1999 Juried Exhibition, LA Art Core, Los Angeles, CA

1999 College Art Association MFA Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999 First Year MFA Student Show, Gallery 1434, Santa Barbara, CA

1998 Dimitri and Mark 101, Gallery 1434, Santa Barbara, CA

1997 Undergraduate Art League Spring Juried Exhibition, Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, OH

1998 Senior BFA Painting Exhibition, Trisolini Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OH

1998 The Swindlefish Saloon, Athens, Ohio Ohio University, Ironton Campus Juried Exhibition, Ironton, OH

1996 Printmaking Group Exhibition, The Alternative Gallery, Ohio 1996 University, Athens, OH

1996 Undergraduate Art League Spring Juried Exhibition, Ohio

1996 University, Seigfried Gallery, Athens, Ohio

1996 McArthur Library Juried Exhibition, McArthur, Ohio

1996 Painting Group Exhibition, The Alternative Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OH

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