Syntax Gallery at
Cosmoscow 2021
Syntax Gallery is taking part in the 9th edition of the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair, which will be held from 18 to 20 September at the Central Exhibition Hall "Manege" (1, Manege Square).

The gallery's booth will feature works by Olya Kroytor and Gosha Ostretsov. The two artists are polar opposites: different genders, generations and means of artistic expression. Despite the contrasts, both authors have common interests, including performative forms of statement and exploration of various properties and states that lie beyond the reasonable, be it a dream or interaction with nature.
Olya Kroytor
Olya Kroytor is an active participant of domestic and international projects, works in the field of easel art, video, photography and performance. Was born in 1986 in Moscow. Graduated from the Artistic Graphic Department of the Moscow Pedagogical State University, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art "Free Workshops" and the Institute of Problems of Contemporary Art.
Ostretsov (b. 1967) manages to preserve the provocative ambiguity of his whole project and to remain in an invulnerable position of independent social criticism, invariably quick witted and precise. The large canvases and installations are executed in the aesthetics of comics, mixed, as it were, with the accidental intrusion of the street, which spoils the totalitarian message with its colorful blotches and dirt. Ostertsov splatters bright colored graffiti across the picture plane creating his own style suggestive of techno folk art. His images of the destruction of capitalists and greedy authoritarian systems of control suggest a redistribution of energy and power. The artist doesn't treat Fascism, Stalinism or Capitalism, as implicit 'enemies' but regards any system of government that seeks to progressively tailor society as such. The power of his images lies in his universal message and mission.