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  • Provenance

    Private Collection

  • Exhibited

    Moscow, State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, 2013
    Berlin, Russian Embassy, Russian Avant-Garde, 2013
    Toronto, Beaver Hall Gallery, Sergey Dozhd: PSY–Art, 1 February-28 February 2014
    St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts, 2014
    Warsaw, Hotel Polonia, Abstraction of the XXI Century, 2015

  • Literature

    Psy-Abstractionism Moscow: 2012
    Psy-Abstraction, Psy-Art Berlin: 2013
    Catalogue of the Museum Of Russian Art - MORA New Jersey: 2014
    Psy Art. New Spaces for Art Berlin: 2014

  • Catalogue Essay

    Throughout the artist’s career, Sergey Dohzd explores the psychological theories of abstraction and how an abstract work can connect with the viewer’s unconscious. Dohzd’s looked to make such a connection by using an abstract technique to ‘cloud the conscious’ and subsequently entice the viewer’s unconscious thought. This style is reminiscent of the works of Kandinksy, who is a major influence of Dohzd’s art, resulting in the artist writing a book on the theory of Sciarsism and the development of Kandisky’s oeuvre. The present lot is an example of this practice, juxtaposing the light, vibrant colours against the dark canvas, creating a sense that the body of the work is floating. While the subject matter of the piece is unclear, the artist’s intent to bypass conscious thought and connect with the unconscious is clearly visible.

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Crypto Abstraction; When the Unconscious Closes the Consciousness

2011
oil on canvas
100.5 x 70.6 cm (39 5/8 x 27 3/4 in.)
Signed, titled and dated 'Sergey Dozhd "Crypto Abstraction. When the unconscious closes the Consciousness" 2011' in Cyrillic on the reverse.

Estimate
£20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for £25,000

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