Dmitry Okruzhnov and Maria Sharova – Russian art duet. The artists have been working together since 2012. The artists use different art mediums, mostly oil painting and installation.
Reality on their paintings are broken into small pixels or, vice versa, those pixels start to complete and to make this reality better. Putting together these two worlds, the artists research topics connected with the past, present and the future of Russia. As well as, history, the topic of social memory on the internet is important for the artists.
Living in a small town, working in a workshop at dilapidated building, the artists now notice the ruination, making it one of the characters in their works.
Fragmentation, breaking into pieces, synthesis of digital world and collapsing of reality become a part of artists’ symbolic space and everyday life.
The main medium of Dmitriy and Maria’s art is oil painting, which is more than just oil on canvas, it becomes a piece of total installation.