Brink by Dima Filippov is on the show!


Art4 presents Brink, an exhibition by Dima Filippov, at Cromwell Place, London

17–28 January 2024

Private view 16 January 2024, 18:00–21:00

Art4 launches its activities at Cromwell Place with Brink, an exhibition of drawings by Dima Filippov (b. 1989). Seemingly focusing on a single landscape that is faintly reminiscent of past journeys he has taken and images of places in his home town of Gornyak in Altai Krai, the artist explores the space in which landscape and abstraction meet.

Borderlands, unstable spaces and how humans relate to those types of landscape are a source of continued interest for Filippov, but his use of drawing as a means of artistic expression is relatively new. As he puts it, ‘For me, drawing was always something casual, something involving sketching, but now I have a much stronger relationship to it. [. . .] Drawing is a starting point that can lead to other art forms and to a different view of art as a whole’. The works in Brink are not based on photographs or preparatory sketches. Filippov’s ‘familiar’ landscapes are an ethereal space with a recognisable horizon that operates as point of focus to draw in the viewer and encourage meditation on perspective, pattern and colour. Using the medium of drawing to create landscapes depicting elements of his past, he creates an expanse in which we can contemplate our own journeys and find common ground.

Dima Filippov (b. 1989, Gornyak, Altai Krai) is an artist and curator. He studied at Altai State Academy of Arts and Culture (Barnaul) and the Institute of Contemporary Art (Moscow). His work explores the relationship between humans and the landscape. Since 2013 he has been a co-organiser and curator of Elektrozavod Gallery. At present he is focused on fieldwork and artistic research into border regions. He works mainly with installation, video, photography and drawing.

Art4 is a collaboration between collector Igor Markin and artist and curator Liza Bobkova, who have recently moved to London and joined the arts community at Cromwell Place. The gallery’s focus is primarily on emerging artists working across a range of genres. (add more text).

Brink by Dima Filippov is on show from 17–28 January 2024 at Art4, 4 Cromwell Place, London SW7 2JE. Opening hours: from 11:00 to 19:00. The private view will take place on 16 January 2024 from 18:00 to 21:00. For more information contact