Photo: Ian Gonczarow in London

Ian Gonczarow

Artist, Curator, Teacher

'Ian Gonczarow works in the traditional artworld genre of painting, yet he forces the paint into images of cultural and political dissent. The heraldic insignia of world power politics - the Stars and Stripes, heroic soviet statuary, all cack-handedly reproduced with meticulous care - are filtered through the blatant bad taste aesthetics of Manga comics and bucket shop kitsch...The paintwork is smeared and slurred. In one image the trademark abstract expressionist drips head heavenward. There is an aura of manic hallucinatory glee in the defacement of establishment imagery'. Robert Clark read full statement

Location London
Activities Higher education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Critical writing, Curating
Artforms / type of project Curatorial project, Painting
Tags Gonczarow, politics of painting, Gonczarow Moscow, Gonczarow ZONBI, ZONBI, Pre-production