Russian artist duo Sonia and Mark Whitesnow combine the real and the surreal with their current (and difficult to explain) exhibition at the Grinberg Gallery in Moscow. Portraits of real people, all men, are pushed to the boundaries of artificiality.
The exhibit, “Sonia and Mark Whitesnow: The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby,” runs through February 16, 2014. In a press release about the exhibit, the gallery said, “banal urban sights and models become characters of computer games and all-digital movies, mythologically romantic, lacking any individual features. This is another aspect of sinking into digital depths. Without comprehending the personal, we are foredoomed to see the general, and the best works of the Whitesnows’ provide absolute generalization, nothing that would read as a place or even time.”