gregory orekhov looks to his childhood with nostalgic ‘magic bed’ art piece

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moscow-based artist, gregory orekhov, presents his latest sculpture titled ‘magic bed’. composed of a fold-out bed made from mirror-polished stainless steel, the nostalgic piece harks back to orekhov’s childhood while evoking the idea of a magical looking glass, an object that reveals a lot about both the viewer and the artist himself.

gregory orekhov created the nostalgic work magic bed 1

‘magic bed’

image by ivan erofeev

 

 

just like his previous creations, ‘magic bed’ stays true to orekhov’s artistic language: combining a pure form with a metaphorical image. the artist spent most of his childhood on such a ‘magic bed’ while dreaming of a cozy oasis. that is until he relocated to his father’s art studio at the age of 12. now, this subject of soviet and post-soviet life is a sculptural realization of reflective nostalgia and an idealized look into orekhov’s childhood, whereby viewers can reflect upon their own past.

gregory orekhov created the nostalgic work magic bed 2

‘magic bed’

image by ivan erofeev

 

 

made in 2020, ‘magic bed’ is now in the permanent collection of the multimedia art museum, moscow (MAMM). 

gregory orekhov created the nostalgic work magic bed 3

‘magic bed’

image by ivan erofeev

 

 

gregory orekhov is a sculptor and artist who lives and works in moscow. from an early age, he studied under his father — yuri orekhov, a famous sculptor, academician and people’s artist of russia. gregory orekhov’s work can be found in the collections of the russian museum and MAMM, as well as in private collections in the netherlands, the US, italy and jordan. in 2017, the artist also presented his work at the saatchi gallery in london.

gregory orekhov created the nostalgic work magic bed 5

‘magic bed’

image by ivan erofeev

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museum (MAMM) view ‘magic bed’

image by nikita subbotin

gregory orekhov created the nostalgic work magic bed 6

museum (MAMM) view ‘magic bed’

image by nikita subbotin

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museum (MAMM) view ‘magic bed’

image by nikita subbotin

gregory orekhov created the nostalgic work magic bed 4

‘magic bed’

image by ivan erofeev

 

 

project info:

 

name: magic bed

artist: gregory orekhov

photography: ivan erofeev | @ivaan_erofeev, nikita subbotin

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom





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