Portrait of Irina;35 x 40 cm/ Green Sun; 30 x 36 cm/ Modular City; 20 x 10 x 5 cm/ Studio; 20 x 20 x 20 cm/ Proun; 240 cm
Ian Kaierâ€™s installations conject illusionary atmospheres with spartan theatricality. Often researching specific subjects relating to art, architecture, philosophy, and social theory as departure points, Kaierâ€™s work transcends literal reading to create suggestions of invented narratives. In Russian Project, Kaierâ€™s arrangement of paintings and objects is both traditional gallery exhibition and plausible stage set. The portable cupboard and colourful canvases trigger images of domestic space, and act as individual formal elements referencing Supremacist compositions. Though his work, Kaier explores social interaction with the constructed environment, alluding to both utopian ideals and their failure.