Wim Delvoye and Mamishev Monroe

My life was enlighten by some of the most unusual (and quite successfull) modern artists .

Of course ,Wim Delvoye, who use to be our landlord in his loft building here in Belgium in
Gent- Brugge left a big impression.I still remember this beautiful moments like this girl' asking him in a bar -"Who are you?" -"I am a mirror"-was his reply. No fancy cars, no luxuries apartments - just lots of smoke and "choco-milk" ; Maybe it's all changed now but that were times when we all (Me ,Sven,Lynn ,Tom and the rest of Larian of this pereiod - 8 years ago remember him).

http://www.cloaca.be/ - one of his most controversial and talked about works of Wim




But recently I find on the net works of another modern genius - Vladik Mamushev Monroe who I encounter in Moscow and had a joy to spend some time with.As far as I know he doesn't have a web site and probably doesn't know how to use computer.all his works not including a digital manipulation of any kind .All his works are scratched photos or showing artist himself, representing different characters using make up and fabulous costumes.That makes him so unlike others.Needles to say that Sir Elton John selected many of his works for his private collection.Vladik used to say -"When I was a little boy people were giving me flowers on the street.(His parents used to be local leaders of Communist Party)

Monroe and Elton in Moscow

some of the works -


Vladislav Mamyshev-MonroeSaint Petersburg
Was born in 1969 in Leningrad (St. Peterburg). In 1986 graduated School of literature #27. Since 1986 took part in-group "New artists" (with Timur Novikov) and in 1989 in collaboration with Novikov has founded an undepending telecompany "Pirate's TV".His most known solo exhibition: " My name is Trinity ", XL gallery, Moscow (1997), "Russian questions", state Russian museum, St. Petersburg (1997), " Lyubow Orlowa", gallery Gelman, Moscow (2000), "Fairy tales about a downtime", project of a magazine "Art Chronika", State museum of Revolution (2001), "Dindin ou saint paparazzi", galerie Orel Art Presenta, Paris (2003). And his select group exhibitions are: "Self-identification" – Position in art of St. Petersburg since 70 years up to now. Stadtgalerie im Sophienhof, Kiel (1994); "Kabinet". Stedeliyk Museum, Amsterdam (1997), " Neues Moskau " (kunst aus moskau und st.petersburg) ifa-Galerie, Berlin; ifa-Galerie, Stuttgart; ifa-Galerie, Bonn (2000), "New beginning", Dusseldorfkunsthalle, Dusseldorf (2003).Vladislav Mamyshev-MonroeSaint Petersburg

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