FERRIN CONTEMPORARY presents
SERGEI ISUPOV: THE RISING
A solo installation featuring figural work of monumental and diminutive scale
PULSE NEW YORK 2016
The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street, NYC
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
The Rising, a solo installation by Sergei Isupov presents his first eight-foot colossal figural sculpture surrounded by mural style paintings that incorporate his small sculptures. The standing male figure features back-to-back paintings of man and woman, their expressive hands, and background images of their relationship. This piece, “Risen,” built of several interlocking sections, is completely illustrated—part tattoo, part in-the-round paintings. Smaller, related works provide a more intimate view.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Isupov’s erotic surrealism engages in an animated push-pull dialog between surface and form, two dimensions and three, opposing and complementary. In his first massive-scale figure and related installation, Isupov continues his exploration of opposites. Emotional exchanges between men and women allude to romance, an affair, or simply a mystery. Our own imaginations are asked to fill in and finish the narrative using personal associations. His debate is not in a tradition of good vs. evil, man against woman. Instead, he asks us to observe distinctions and relationships and to examine what lies between.
Sergei Isupov is represented by Ferrin Contemporary.
Click here to view more of his work.
THE PULSE PRIZE
Sergei Isupov is a nominee for the PULSE PRIZE, a jury-awarded cash grant given to an artist of distinction featured in a solo exhibition at the fair.
March 3–6, 2015
Thursday, March 3: Private Preview Brunch (by VIP invitation), 10–1pm, Public Hours 1–6, Young Collectors Cocktails 6–8 (by invitation only)
Friday, March 4 11am–8pm, Museum Member Hours 5–8pm
Saturday, March 5 11am–8pm
Sunday, March 6 11am–8pm
1 train at 18th Street and 7th Avenue
F, M trains at 23rd Street and 6th Avenue
1,2,3 trains at 14th Street and 7th Avenue
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A complimentary shuttle bus will run between PULSE New York and The Armory Show at Piers 92 & 94.
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