"Inner Man" by Soslan Sosiev is a serious independent project that takes stock of a certain period in the artist's work and life and, to some extent, marks his maturation in artistic form. He believes that throughout a person’s life, there is a child living within them, and outlines, as it were, three stages of the child’s perception of the world.”

Svetlana Gracheva, professor, Doctor of Art History, associate fellow of the Russian Academy of Arts.

The Leningrad Center show space gallery presents “Inner Man, an exhibition by the famous St. Petersburg artist Soslan Sosiev.

Soslan Sosiev was born in 1993 in Vladikavkaz, and since the age of 11 has lived in St. Petersburg. A graduate of the Faculty of Painting at the Ilya Repin Institute, he received the Academy of Art’s Repin award while he was still a student. In 2017-2020, he continued his studies at the Academy of Arts as a trainee assistant at the Department of Painting and Composition. Despite his young age, Soslan Sosiev has impressive experience creating art. For many years, he has been a regular participant in youth exhibitions at the Russian Union of Artists, which he joined in 2021. Many of Mr. Sosiev’s works can be found at major international exhibitions, andin private Russian and foreign collections.

The Inner Man project is a reflection of the emotions that we’ve all experienced: from spontaneous childlike joy to adult melancholy. It comprises three sets of works that differ in color, mood, and material. The most vivid works are from the first cycle, which are full of surreal and visionary images, are painted in acrylic. The artist chose this material to emphasize the ornate and lustrousnature of his paintings.The works in his second cycle are painted with oil, which creates a mood of deep melancholy, and the extraordinary works from the third cycle have been created with an airbrush, which helps demonstratethe tension of a master of an academic school trying to break free from the rules and norms.

Viewers have the opportunity to plunge into thecompletely unique space of the Inner Manproject at the Leningrad Center gallery. You might even meet your own inner man.

Curator of the exhibition: Ekaterina Khaletskaya.

Press accreditation is required:

Alina Kosenko, alina.kosenko@leningradcenter.ru, +7 (921) 630 87 73

Exhibition days: October 15 — November 30

The exhibition is open from 12:00 to 20:00 daily, or until 22:00 on show days

The entrance fee is 300 RUB

Soslan Sosiev's exhibition “Inner Man”