DIMA DRJUCHIN / THE INFINITY KEY
APRIL 6 – MAY 7, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 7-9 PM
Campfire Gallery is pleased to present “The Infinity Key,” a solo exhibition of work by Brooklyn-based artist Dima Drjuchin. The show will consist of a new series of paintings whose subject matter continue to reflect Drjuchin’s unique hyper dimensional worlds densely populated with his fictional characters and creatures. This is his third time exhibiting and second solo show at Campfire Gallery.
My work channels different points of reference from my Russian background, to pop culture, to comic books, to fine art, to spirituality, to the occult. I enjoy using simple shapes and repeated themes in my work, namely pyramids, stars, hearts, rainbows, angels, superheroes and animals, to create a visual language of my own.
This new show explores themes of struggle and release symbolized by many locks and only one key – The Infinity Key. This universal skeleton key unlocks a maddening, heavenly microcosm teeming with consumption, destruction and birth. Named after titles of current event news stories, these works are loud and bright. A Kawaii inspired color palette (and possibly an overload of listening to JPop) brings an exuberant quality to the active chaos and raucous terrain that plays out on the canvas.
Dima Drjuchin is an artist/musician who was born in Moscow, but grew up making images and sounds in New York City. He graduated from Parsons School of Design in 2003 with a BFA in Illustration. His work has been exhibited nationally including galleries in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Cleveland. He has designed album covers for Father John Misty, Reggie Watts and Marc Maron. Dima currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and dog.