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Art Sokoloff/ In the Mood For...'

Art Sokoloff is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in London, UK.

His research and projects center around the creating of structure-based abstraction.

He recently completed his MA in Print at the Royal College of Art. Previously he received a BA in Architecture at the Moscow Architectural Institute, the Russian Federation (2018), and two additional courses in Higher School of Economics in Moscow, the Russian Federation (2017, 2018). He has been awarded the ColexArt Website Prize 2021, has been shortlisted for

the Signature Art Prize 2021 and Visual Art Open (2020, 2021). Recent shows include: London Grads Now. 21 at Saatchi, London, UK; RCA Degree Show at Cromwell Place, London, UK; Teachable Moment at Stove Works Gallery, Chattanooga, USA; Intaglio at Megalo Print Gallery, Canberra, AU; Mirror Project at 104GALERIE, Tokyo, JP; US; 36th Annual at Southwark Park Galleries, London, UK, Perspectives at CICA Museum, Gimpo, KR; Dry Floor at Hoxton253 in London, UK.

Art Sokoloff is a multidisciplinary artist working towards the goal of creating systems centered around structure-based abstraction, both metaphorical and literal. His current work is being made around the influence of rules applied in the crafting of game-like experiences. Taking on both the role of the rule-setter and the participant, Art involved in the process of making "situations" (strict conditions with clear rules) and their subsequent resolutions.

“Sequence mapping” as well as his previous projects investigate the theme of instructions and visual patterns. They are individually hand stamped/drawn, in a time-consuming, laborious repetition. Using simple shapes Art is creating orders, which are easily ruined by just one mistake, and as easily changed by just one alteration in the instruction. Using bold figures and regulated interactions related to them, such as multiplications and shift, rotation and sequencing - Art aims to reflect on rule-based conceptual art. Working in the “task-execution” mode, decision making is carried out long before the physical making. Consciously implementing pattern esthetic and cross-disciplinary mode of making , Art is trying to blur the line between generality and particularity in his visual language.


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