From February 22nd till May 12 the Erarta Museum holds the exhibition of Alexander Savko “Heroes — Super”.
The renowned Russian artist Alexander Savko has been making waves on the Moscow contemporary art scene for the past 20 or 25 years.
Alexander Savko has an immediately recognizable style, a distinctive theme, a trademark approach. His absurdist discourse appropriates various images from the popular culture, debris of the mass media and the cartoon world where nearly each character is super, even if not always a hero. His artworks are visual oxymorons of sorts, causing collision of incongruous elements. For instance, the popular cartoon characters Mickey Mouse, Shrek, and the Simpsons, to name just a few, having conquered the media space, are now invading the realm of traditional culture, infiltrating famous paintings. Alexander Savko’s artworks provoke cognitive dissonance through witty and at times even dangerous games referencing not just the ills of the information society, but also the history of the visual arts.