A deserted and empty building on Liteiny Prospect comes alive with new occupants, using mirrors which reflect people passing by. In the window a silhouette appears, reflecting life around it, filling the inside space with outside objects. In the mosaic made of mirrors, a sort of rhythmic pattern like a suprematist composition appears in the monotone pattern, destroying its flatness.
Ilya Gaponov graduated from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris in 2004 and from the Mukhina Academy of Art and Design in the Department of Monumental Art in St Petersburg in 2007. He also studied in the contemporary art program for practicing artists at the “Pro Arte” Foundation of Arts and Culture. He lives and works in St. Petersburg.