“Channel” is the seventh personal show of Peter Belyi at Marina Gisich Gallery. This total installation is a logical and metaphorical continuation of his other work “Source”, which has been shown during the 5-th Moscow Biennale in the main project.
“I see the gallery space as a channel, long and narrow, with a stream flowing through it. This particular flow is based on several months of work on the installation SOURCE which I made for the Moscow Biennale. As it progressed, several variations, inlets, creeks, deep pools and stretches of river emerged. Variation, change of scenery, from source to delta, a change of models and fragments of the original immerse us in a world of evolution, the development of an image, sometimes consecutively, sometimes in a strange, disconnected, developing way. Fluidity can be named as the subject of this exhibition, fluidity, fluctuation, current, liquid, its nature, its metaphorical qualities, and the role of various liquids, the struggle with liquid and the need for it. Of course, we are talking mainly about its plasticity and not about its chemical composition, we are interested in how and not what, and here the idea is that the gallery is a channel allowing completely different things to flow through it without leaving a single trace on its walls, no sign of that which has flowed through and out of it – it was there and then wasn’t.”
Peter Belyi is famous contemporary artist from Saint Petersburg, MA in Printmaking at Camberwell College, member of The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, member of Russian Union of artists, Teaches at Smolny College (Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences; St. Petersburg State University).
Artworks by Peter Belyi are in the foloowing collections: Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), Ashmolean Museum (Cambridge, UK), Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers collection, The Margulies Collection (Miami, USA), Murmansk Regional Museum of Arts (Murmansk, Russia) and other state and private collections in Russia and abroad.