Roman Minin - New Now London Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    New Now Gallery, Ukraine
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Kiev, Toronto Business Centre, Art Kyiv 2017, Minin in Kyiv, 4 - 7 May 2017
    Brussels, MHAATA Gallery, Minin in Brussels, 2 June - 2 August 2017

  • Literature

    Igor Abramovych, Art-Dealer, Roman Minin, 2017, p. 23-24 (illustrated, online)

  • Catalogue Essay

    'The main thing in my work is laconicism. Only the most vivid and exaggerated features have the right to be embodied in the image. Nothing superfluous. This is the main rule.

    The image of my hero is the quintessence of the famous character of the movie Alien and the image of the miner from my pictures. I put these two images together in one and was born a new character, which more relevant today in Ukraine. It’s like a scientific experiment with mutations of the mentality of society.

    An unbelievable project. Allegorical image born of time. During the last three years,the process of dividing society into one’s own and others’ ones is under way. A system of markers is being developed to understand who is who.

    I propose my result on the actual imagination.'

    - Roman Minin.



titled and numbered '"human alien" 1/15' on the underside of the alien; further signed 'minin' on the metal barrel
bronze, chemical metallization and silvering, in 2 parts
alien 70 x 70.8 x 34 cm (27 1/2 x 27 7/8 x 13 3/8 in.)
barrel 95.5 x 59.8 x 59.8 cm (37 5/8 x 23 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.)
overall 165.5 x 70.8 x 60 cm (65 1/8 x 27 7/8 x 23 5/8 in.)

Executed in 2016, this work is number 1 from an edition of 15.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £6,875

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London Auction 7 December 2017