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Peter Goloshchapov

Artist's Work

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    Work introduction

    We perceive contemporary reality as a moveable, flexible space in which the past, present and future simultaneously exist and mix. We are interested in a process, which excites us with its unpredictability, in which a person simultaneously takes the role of the creator and the laboratory mouse. Creativity becomes a game in which each next step brings us closer to the limits of conventional everyday life.

    We lived in one of the residential districts of Moscow, among the lifeless scenery of paneled high-rise buildings, where you can quite acutely feel as if you're located in a vacuum. The surrounding emptiness was the catalyst for creating our own mythology of the place that filled its dead shell and turned that gray everyday life into an incredible, mysterious and exciting adventure. This discovery was the starting point that influenced not only our perception of a particular place, but also the whole feeling of the world, which turned into a huge artificial forest, a new home for the "digital native".

    We are interested in the extent to which the technological world invades the inner world of man. What changes are happening, what we are sacrificing, and what we get in exchange. By plunging into our half-real, half-fictional space, we help its inhabitants materialise and find their place here. At some point we ourselves become them and are given a clue for the next step.

    Artist Biography

    CrocodilePOWER is a group founded in 2011 by two Russian artists: PeterGoloshchapov (born in 1982) and OksanaSimatova (born in 1979). Working in a group has become a new creative experience for both. They turned to the theme of studying today’s world and the place of man in it. CrocodilePOWER create mythologies somewhere between fantasy and reality, between technology and nature. They realize them in projects that unite different art objects: painting, sculpture, and installations. CrocodilePOWER painting depict landscapes of dystopia, and in sculpture, their characters are created from fiberglass, porcelain, wood, moss, bark, iron, and other materials. In their projects, the artists try to achieve the sense of “augmented reality”, where fictional is so organically built into a reality we know, that its existence seems possible (either in the past, present and future). Participants of the International Biennale of Vallauris (2014) and the Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2014, 2016). In 2015, a solo exhibition of the group was held at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Their works are part of numerous private collections in Russia and abroad.

    Since our first project to the present day, ceramics have played an important role in our creative activity. Working with porcelain is a process of constant experimentation. We very often combine porcelain with fiberglass and natural materials, which serves to further highlight the properties of porcelain and show them from a new angle. Many of our ideas have their first incarnation in porcelain — it assists us in our further work with big forms and other materials”





    Selected exhibitions:

    Solo shows

     2017    - TGHNN CrocodilePOWER/Sandor Szasz Triumph gallery, Moscow

                 - Life in the lonely wood. Mobius gallery, Bucharest, Romania

                 - Insomnia. VLADEY Space. Moscow, Russia

    2016    - The borders of memory. Budapest Art Factory. Budapest, Hungary

    2015    - Out of range. Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia

    2014    - Russian space. Triumph gallery. Moscow, Russia

    2013   - Inner taiga. Triumph gallery. Moscow, Russia



    Group shows:


    - Plastic. The State Russian Museum / The Marble Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia

    - Quid est veritas?, Annka Kultys gallery, London, UK


    - Through the Looking Glass, Ural Vision gallery, Yekaterinburg, Russia

    -Paradoxical hybrids, Hlebozavod Center for Contemporary Culture, Vladivostok, Russia

    - Homo Deus, Vacation gallery, New York, USA

    - CAPITAL@ART.INTERNATIONAL, O S T > S T E R N, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    -The 6th Moscow International Biennale of Young Art. Parallel program. Paradoxical hybrids, Electromuseum, Moscow, Russia

    -ATTRACTION: Manege — Triumph gallery. Other shores, ManegeCentral Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia


    -Finite resource. 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art. Parallel program. Special project. Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts, Tonnel gallery, Moscow

     -WANT / The Cost of Desire.  Mobius Art Week, The Hub, Bucharest

     -Hooray! Sculpture! Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg


    -The 5th Moscow International Biennale of Young Art. Parallel program. Only unofficial language. Winzavod contemporary art centre. Moscow, Russia

    -The 5th Moscow International Biennale of Young Art. Parallel program. Special project. Nominibus trivialibus, synonimis selectis. The Apothecaries Garden, the Botanic Gardens of Moscow State University. Moscow, Russia

    -The 5th Moscow International Biennale of Young Art. Special project. 19/92 At first. Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia

    -The 5th Moscow International Biennale of Young Art. Parallel program. Symbol. Moscow metallurgical plant A sickle and a hammer. Moscow, Russia

     -Always contemporary. The art of XX–XXI. Rosizo gallery. Moscow, Russia 


    -Hooray! Sculpture! Winzavod contemporary art centre, Moscow


    -The 4th Moscow International Biennale of Young Art. Parallel program. Moscow. Barocco.Triumph gallery. Moscow, Russia

     -The 4th Moscow International Biennale of Young Art. Special project. Before & After. Tunnel gallery. Moscow, Russia


    -The other side of things. Elektrozavod gallery. Moscow, Russia

     -The Study of Researches. Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia


    -Luck is an attitude. Martini Art Club. Pobeda gallery. Moscow, Russia
    Martini Art Weekend. Red October. Moscow, Russia


    -Operation Smile. Charity Auction of Russian Art by Christie’s. Moscow, Russia


    -Moscow International Biennale for Young Art Qui vive? Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia


    -2012 Henkel Art Award , winner of a national round

    Art fairs:

    -SCOPE Art Show, New York,USA
    -Da!Moscow Art Show, Moscow, Russia
    -Budapest Art Market, Budapest, Hungary

    -Russian Art & Antique Fair Moscow, Russia
    -CONTEXT Art Miami Miami,USA
    -Cosmoscow art fair Moscow, Russia
    -Vienna art fair Vienna, Austria
    - Art Moscow Moscow, Russia