Cosmoscow Art Fair 2017
Askeri Gallery successfully debuted at the 5th International Contemporary Art Fair Cosmoscow.
On September 7th, numerous guests came to the VIP preview and visited booth A7, where Askeri Gallery presented artworks by Conor Mccreedy (Switzerland-South Africa) and Jae Yong Kim (USA-South Korea). The first day started with good sales - 37 donuts were sold. Thus, Alexander Dobrovinsky bought few pieces for his daughter.
Polina Askeri welcomed the guests, including Mikhail Kusnirovich, Alexander Rappoport, Alexander Kibovsky, Joseph Backstein, Alexander Dobrovinsky with his daughter, Anna Ivchenko, Evgeny and Alexander Popovs, Ekaterina Kibovskaya, Angelina Askeri, Alexander Yudin, Evgeny Svyatskiy, Tatiana Gevorkyan, Nikita Makarov, Artem Korolev and others.
Conor Mccreedy was born in Johannesburg (South Africa) in 1987. He is famous for his textured monochrome large-scale works. The artist branded his blue color as Mccreedyblue. Mccreedy explores the creative gesture, the connection between his own emotions and visual material, in an effort to overcome visual barriers.
The creativity of Mccreedy was influenced by the legendary "master of blue" Yves Klein, Willem de Kooning, Gerhard Richter and Pablo Picasso. The artist is also inspired by vibrant nature of South Africa, where he came from.
Jae Yong Kim was born in South Korea in 1973 and at the age of three moved to Kuwait when his father was relocated as a regional director there of a construction company and lived with his family in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia for a total of Five years. He spent most of his adolescence and youth in Seoul, South Korea, until he graduated high school and went alone to the United States in 1994 to pursue a university degree. His early experience of mobility and his move to the U.S. informs the concerns in his work- which is rooted to his desire to understand and find his identity and the meaning of the ‘Home.’ He explores these issues through the use of a surrogate subject in his work, such as his dog Momo and snails. He is recognized and noticed for his quirky, eclectic and humorous renditions of these subjects, and for his ability to create a relatable language for the viewer in order to deal with human issues such as cruelty, pain, anguish, joy, love, and friendship.