Leonid Tishkov's 'Private Moon' at Erarta Galleries London for Russian Art Week

Leonid Tishkov's 'Private Moon' at Erarta Galleries London for Russian Art Week

To celebrate Russian Art Week at Erarta Galleries London, world-renowned, Russian artist Leonid Tishkov brings his 'Private Moon' to London for the first time since 2013. 

Opening the week at Erarta Galleries, Tishkov also participates as curator of Maxim Boxer's exhibition and auction 'Cartoon-Like' on the gallery's lower ground floor. Comprising 78 lots, the curated exhibition-auction also features some of Tishkov's alternative artistic mediums, including screenprints and oil on canvas pieces.

'Private Moon' is a visual poem telling the story of a man who fell in love with the Moon and stayed with her for the rest of his life. Immersed in a dream, taking care of this heavenly creature, the man becomes a mythological being, crossing the borderline between the two worlds, living in the real world as if in a fairytale.

Tishkov returns to London from an exhibition of his work at the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Art in Russia. His last exhibition in London was as part of the 'Republic of the Moon' exhibition at the Bargehouse in November 2013. Tishkov was one of a group of artists declaring a Republic of the Moon here on Earth, to re-examine our relationship with our planet's only natural satellite.

The 'Private Moon' series (2003-2010) consists of a series of photographs, each photograph a little poem in its own right. The Moon exhibited at Erarta Galleries London is the original installation, having traveled with the artist across Russia, the US, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Austria, France and Switzerland. Tishkov will exhibit alongside new artworks from Alexander Klimtsov and Egor Plotnikov.


Leonid Tishkov himself will be present at the gallery for the duration of the week and will also feature in the auction presented by Maxim boxes taking place on the evening of 2 June.

For further information about the exhibition, including prices of Tishkov's photographs or any pieces in Maxim's auction, please email london@erartagalleries.com

Russian Art Week, 29 May - 05 June 2015