Nosbaum Reding Projects is a programme of guest-curated exhibitions showcasing young emerging artists from around the world.

Guest curators: Alberto Garcìa del Castillo, Agata Jastrząbek, Sophie Jung, Eglė Kulbokaitė

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  • Alexei Alexander Izmaylov

  • Alexei Alexander Izmaylov's sculpture based practice is fundamentally comprised of intuitive use of light, shape and colour, and his pieces are initially recognised for their aesthetic value and ability to forge a visceral connection. What follows is cognitive dissonance, insight and a sense of disclosure: gradually revealing that the work possesses a critical and conceptual magnitude which questions both rational and symbolic dimensions.

    Heavily rooted in research, Alexei Alexander Izmaylov makes designs which subsequently yield components for assembly of his artworks. In doing so he oscillates between finding novel materials and ways of employing machining techniques made for industrial processes while continuously interacting with his pieces in an urgent fashion by way of assemblage, painting and inlay. The evaluation of design, mechanical and manual skills that feature in the making of Izmaylov's pieces presents us with the reinterpreted mundane, forcing to look at the everyday free from its determinism.

    Born in Russia, Alexei Alexander Izmaylov lives and works in London. He is currently enrolled on the MA Sculpture programme at the Royal College of Art.

    Royal College of Art, London, UK
    MA Sculpture 2020

    University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
    BA Visual Communication & Graphic Design 2008


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    Les sculptures d'Alexei Alexander Izmaylov se caractérisent par l'usage d'un vocabulaire de formes et de couleurs qui met en avant la dimension esthétique et la forte capacité d'évocation des objets qui les composent. Elles interrogent la relation entre leur dimensions rationnelle et symbolique avec perspicacité et humour et un certain sens de la révélation.


    Très orienté vers la recherche, notamment celle de matériaux, le travail d'Alexei Alexander Izmaylov peut être qualifié de composite. Les éléments qui servent de base à ses assemblages sont souvent produits en utilisant des techniques de production mécanisées réservées à l'industrie. Izmaylov se sert ensuite de la peinture, du dessin et du langage pour venir altérer ces éléments de manière faussement urgente et chaleureuse. La réévaluation des techniques, aussi bien mécaniques que manuelles, présente dans ses oeuvres nous invite à revisiter le banal et le quotidien désormais libérés de leur déterminisme.


    Alexei Alexander Izmaylov est né en Russie. Il vit et travaille à Londres.
    Depuis septembre 2018 il suit une formation de sculpteur au Royal College of Art.

Alexei Alexander Izmaylov

PLACID & LIMPID: 3AM MIRACLE, A FRAGMENT

18.10.2018 - 24.11.2018

Do you want to talk about Derrida?
Or a neighbourhood sex shop?
With a wave of a white flag, a match or even a battery powered torch
Put on your soldiers uniform
Cross your fingers and embrace the pleasure of guilt
Imagine a room (in a palace)
A sweet smelling room (with no wifi), somewhere in the back and out of sight
Sheltered by a hidden doorway and a long, damp, winding passage
In that room you see a table
A grand old table carved from oak &
On that table amidst the dripping wax candles, smashed watermelons and slippery squid
Lays a sprawled out body covered in raspberry jam
Perhaps not
What else is there?
Hold on stick with it plough through
Open your eyes and see what we have made is real
We are in Xanadu
Overcoming optimism


Alexei Alexander Izmaylov presents his first survey show which looks closely at the work of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, focusing in particular on the 1797 poem Kubla Khan: Or, a vision in a dream. A Fragment. Through the mediums of sculpture, painting, language and scent, and by using the poems ambiguous nature as a recrudescent reference, Alexei Alexander Izmaylov addresses themes of culled self awareness, intervention of time and coveted misbehaviour of youth.

In PLACID & LIMPID: 3AM MIRACLE, A FRAGMENT both serial and standalone artworks present themselves with an indistinct identity originating from the shared commonplace before opening up to the humorously surreal, all the while a scent based artwork “We smell art, and you?” fills the gallery spaces as one warm enveloping hug.

 

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Dans sa première exposition personnelle, Alexei Alexander Izmaylov s’intéresse tout particulièrement au poème Kubla Khan: Or, a vision in a dream. A Fragment écrit en 1797 par l’auteur anglais Samuel Taylor Coleridge. L’ensemble de sculptures, peintures, textes et odeurs rassemblés dans l’exposition illustrent de manière recrudescente la nature ambiguë du poème et questionnent des notions telles que la conscience de soi, le passage du temps et le désir immodéré de jeunesse.


De nature faussement indistincte, les œuvres rassemblées dans l’exposition PLACID & LIMPID: 3AM MIRACLE, A FRAGMENT s’ancrent dans la vie quotidienne et évoluent lentement vers l’humour et l’absurde, comme par exemple l’œuvre olfactive “We smell art, and you?” qui embrasse et remplit les espaces vides de la galerie.