Vladimir Marin was born in 1984, graduated from Obninsk Polittekhnikum and Moscow State University of Design and Technology.
The artist works with objects that, at first glance, seem to be “found”, but, in fact, they were created from scratch. They are based on the use of recognizable images and familiar things. By exploring and modifying everyday objects through artistic means, from house-hold appliances to architectural elements, he transforms them into visual stories that con-vey the essence of modern life.
In the project “Snowdrifts” Vladimir Marin was inspired by the winter urban landscapes, in which the snow changes the outlines of familiar things: the shapes of outdoor objects change, deform and smooth out. Winter is the main shaper, transforming and destroying, covering and “depersonalizing” objects with white snow. It is no coincidence that the artist chose this color, allowing us to discard all unnecessary and focus only on the shape and volume of a particular work. Animal and people tracks, car tires and water corrode the layer of snow, leaving intricate designs on the surface. Vladimir Marin snatches out these small miniatures and focuses on them, forcing to stop and take a fresh look at these habitual phenomena. Seeing the beauty and uniqueness in the simplest things is the main task of the artist.
Vladimir Marin uses text in his art as well, continuing the tradition of artists of the Moscow Conceptual School, who worked on the theme of everyday life, using the text to enhance the artistic content, but Vladimir Marin “pulls” it to the fore. Thus, aspects that were im-portant for conceptualists are changed: in Marin’s interpretation, the word and symbol be-come dominant in relation to the everyday context. Nevertheless, they share a common desire to romanticize the image passed through the poetic perception of the surrounding reality.
He lives and works in Kaluga.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Writings. 11.12 GALLERY, Moscow
Snowdrifts. 11.12 GALLERY, Moscow
Compelling Evidence. 11.12 GALLERY, Moscow
Yard Pop Art. 11.12 GALLERY, Moscow
Simply a Pity about the Trees. Parallel Program of V Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art. 11.12 Gallery, Moscow
Over the Fences. 11.12 GALLERY, Moscow
Selected Group exhibitions
Nostalgia for Reality. Artplay, Moscow
New Veschizm: from a Tool to the Sculpture. Omelchenko Gallery, Moscow
Thank You, Please, Sorry. Strategic project of VI Moscow International Biennale of Young Art. The State Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow
Satellite over Monchegorsk. Space Theme in Art of Artists of XXI century. City Center of Culture of Monchegorsk, Monchegorsk
Something Is Brewing. Varochniy Tsekh Project, Mytischi
VI Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art. VDNH, Central Pavilion, Moscow
III Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art. Iset’ Hotel, Ekaterinburg
Beauty of Ugliness. Belyaevo Gallery, Moscow
Are You Ready for the Flight? Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
Russian Export. 55 Sydenham Road, Sydney
The Exhibition of Students of “Open Workshops”. Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
Anonimous. Museum of Contemporary Art PERMM, Perm’
Festival of Discoveries. The House of Music, Kaluga
The Exhibition of Winners of Prize «The Best Photographer 2010». The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow
Searching and Experiment in Art. и эксперимент в искусстве. The House of Music, Kaluga
Blazar International Contemporary Art Fair. Moscow
Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair. Moscow
Art Stage International Contemporary Art Fair. Singapore
Scope Miami Beach International Contemporary Art Show. Miami
Art Moscow International Art Fair. Moscow