Stovalmor is a private collector of Soviet Russian objects who, over the past twenty years, has accumulated a wide range of objects and artefacts from the period. In 2015, Stovalmor commissioned the recreation of some of his object from ELX artists. The result: 21st century remakes of some of the past’s prized possessions.
The innovative and unique take that each artist brought to the recreation of Stovalmor's Soviet objects made for a series of fantastic works of contemporary art, born from a mixture of the romanticism of the past and the dynamism of the present day.Felicia Gutmans, ELX Art
Challenge: Recreate some of Stovalmor’s most iconic Soviet Russian items in a way that is authentic and pays tribute to their rich cultural heritage, while also giving them a contemporary twist.
Epiphany: Match up each object with an artist whose specific talents and unique artistic outlook makes for the optimum result of the commission.
Output: Sourcing the right artists for each object and guiding htem through the client’s vision while allowing them the freedom of their creative process.
-A reconstructed Soviet screw by Joshua Vaughn.
-An artists Guild from the Soviet Union produced by Robin Masonand his wife, Debra Allman.
-A unique and powerful painting by Jennifer Pitchers.
-A 3D printout of Stalin’s boots, a textured remake of a metal Soviet tableau by Andrea Paulicelli.
-A reconstructed mining maquette by Jerome Flinders.
The final results shall be displayed alongside the other jewels in his extensive collection in a series of exhibitions.