Denis Ouch: Angles on My ScreenParasol Projects @ 2 Rivington Street
Denis Ouch: Angles on My Screen (2018) @ 2 Rivington
March 5 – 11, 2019
Opening Reception: March 6, 2019 | 6pm – 9pm
1Dutch Projects is pleased to announce Angels on My Screen (2018), an exhibit of thirteen original paintings by Denis Ouch that marks Russian-born and New York based artist’s first solo exhibition with 1Dutch Projects. The exhibit will be held during Armory Week 2019 in the historic street art neighborhood of Lower East Side/Bowery. The gallery will host an opening reception for Denis Ouch on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from 6 to 9pm.
Angels on My Screen is a product of the artist’s’ musings on origins and transient nature of human values. A unique stylistic combination of abstraction, pop and street art elements, the series stems from the artist’s memories of post-Soviet Russia’s uneasy westernization, and his own interpretation of American popular culture.
For this series, Denis abandons his usual street style aesthetics of domineering images and vast backgrounds. Instead the artist simultaneously idolizes and ridicules commercial icons of the 20th Century and beyond: Steve Jobs, George Washington, Madonna, David Bowie and Kim Kardashian. Unexpectedly, these programmatic images acquire a pair of wings, a surprising twist reflecting the artist’s irony and fascination with the mass culture and its power to reflect societal changes.
Seen together, the works in the series underscores Denis’s ceaseless examination of global pop culture as he continues to develop his aesthetic vocabulary that is at once universal and deeply personal.
About the artist
Born in 1984 in St. Petersburg, Russia, Denis Ouch moved to the U.S. in 2001. Denis holds B.A. in Economics from CUNY, NY. In late 2000’s, Denis abandoned his career in finance to become a street artist. Murals by Ouch can be found in Bushwick, NY and in Wynwood District in Miami, Florida. Ouch’ works can be found in various international public and private collections, most notably, in the private collection of Diana von Furstenberg. Ouch lives and works in Bushwick, NY.
1 Dutch Projects is a New York based curatorial and art consulting agency, founded in 2018. 1 Dutch represents a roster of contemporary international artists, champions up-and-coming talent and guides in developing new thought provoking series for solo and group exhibits. For more information on the agency please visit www.1dutchprojects.com. For further inquiries please contact Marina Fedotova at firstname.lastname@example.org