In the end, I found myself in familiar territory, underscored by a conversation I had with Moscow’s Multimedia Art Museum director Olga Sviblova, who commented, “It is an international Baconomania.” Indeed, the star of the evening was
at Gordon Gallery
from Tel Aviv, who re-stages the paintings of the British triumvirate—
. He recreates the physical spaces depicted in their canvases, places himself or other models within them, and documents the process in photos or with a video camera. “I like the idea of taking Bacon’s imagined world and transforming it into something physically real. Moreover I want to test the borders between media, to see when painting becomes video, when installation turns into photograph,” explained the artist, visibly content with the gallery’s success. Several editions of his video and photography pieces have been sold during the preview hours, offering a glimpse of what new work may be heading for the international art scene.