Rodion Petroff's exhibition „Noise“

Greetings from the past Oil on canvas hairs 73x70 cm Rodion Petroff 2017_2

Rodion Petroff's exhibition „Noise“  will be opened at the KCCC Exhibition Hall (Didžioji Vandens str. 2, Klaipėda) on Friday, 7th of December 2018, at 6 PM. 

Rodion Petroff's exhibition „Noise“ narrowly presents artist's searches of creative work. In this exhibition R. Petroff displays the newest works, projections and installations of author's techniques and hyperrealistic painting.

Art critic Jolanta Marcišauskytė-Jurašienė looks at  R. Petroff's creative work through the prism of noise analysis. 'Rodion Petroff's works of art presented at the exhibition captures your attention: what is the noise in today's life? Are we able to hear it when so much information circulates around us? How would the noise look like if it took a visual form? The author tries not only to deconstruct the shapes of noise but also to feel its essence – the constant competition between different narratives. From iconic cultural images, recognizable faces of characters to transformation of abstract forms into something else, unknown, however intriguing, symbolic, as if accidentally fallen out of personal or collective subconsciousness or out of artist's beard, who stopped in order to observe schizophrenic reality.'

 Art critic Vaida Stepanovaitė appreciates R. Petroff's  hyperrealistic projections as symbols of human archetypal dualism. According to her, unrecognisable female side of man's personality and unrecognisable male side of woman's personality merge together in creative works. The state of duality gives the sense to human's need of hiding, covering ourselves or seeking to adapt, to become the reflection of  environment.

'I interact with art history and herewith tell of autobiography in my new works,' states Rodion Petroff. 

About the author

Rodion Petroff (born in 1985) lives and works in Klaipėda city. In the year 2011 at Vilnius Academy of Arts he achieved Master's degree of Fine Arts. Years 2011/2013 – the winner of the biennial „Young European Creators (orig. JCE)“; years 2012, 2013, 2014 – the  finalist of „Young painter's prize“. From the year 2013 – the member of Lithuanian Artists' Association. He has organized 10 personal exhibitions and has participated in more than 30 group exhibitions in Lithuania, Germany, Poland, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Russia, Hungary, Slovakia and China.

In years 2017/2018  R. Petroff has earned the scholarship of Klaipėda city municipality.

Some of the newest works from the cycle „Noise“ were exhibited at European Contemporary Artists Exhibition „Déjà vu“ that took place in an art district 798 in Beijing (China) and at one of the largest contemporary art exhibitions in Europe called „NordArt“ (Germany).

The exhibition will run until the 6th of January 2019.

Opening hours of the KCCC Exhibition Hall (Didžioji Vandens str. 2, Klaipėda): Wednesday-Sunday 11 AM – 7 PM (closed on public holidays).