Nikita Alexeev in conversation with Alistair Hicks

We are pleased to announce a unique evening talk with artist Nikita Alexeev, one of the most important figures on Moscow’s contemporary art scene.

In conversation with curator and writer Alistair Hicks, Alexeev will discuss his work and Moscow Conceptualism, exploring his approach to painting as language which he defines as ‘‘not only a way to express certain ideas, some structured phonemes, but a way of thinking.”

The talk is organised in collaboration with Galerie Iragui and Narrative Projects.

Alexeev’s latest series of paintings are currently on display in the exhibition Landscapes in Three Languages at Narrative Projects in London until 31 October 2015.

There are three series of paintings in this show: Landscapes in Three Languages, Disappearing Landscapes and Tablecloths in the Wind. There is a common thread of ‘misunderstanding/understanding’ running through all three.  Alexeev has taken painting to pieces and is building it up in front of our eyes. Like any other language, he uses painting as a trigger; only a fraction of the communication comes in the actual vocabulary, the words or brush strokes.