Grigory Maiofis continues to explore the question of the relationship of the artist and the model (in the broad sense – the subject). How Maiofis’ conceptual art comes into being differs little from that of the traditional way – as it was hundreds of years ago, two take part in its creation – the artist and the model, albeit a girl-model or the problem of the oil price, no less real and palpable for the world of contemporary art. Maiofis has been studying the main metaphor of the relationship of art and life for a long time and with success – the series of works “The Artist and the Model” 2004-2005 became a hit at international art-fairs.
In it the relationships of the creator and the model have been given an ironic and extremely frivolous interpretation with a Freudian underlying message. For the new project the artist has developed satirical imitations of the diversity of styles and genres of painting – from conceptualism to military-historical themes; topical questions – the consumer society, international conflicts and the arms race, as well as eternal values – ballet, academic drawing and the manifestation of libido, have served Maiofis as targets.