- Entrance to the Gallery SHCHUKIN and sculpture of David Datuna "Reality of Illusion”
- Nikolay Shchukin and Marina Preobrazhenskaya, owners of the Gallery SHCHUKIN
- Elizabeth Orlov and David Datuna, artist
- Alexander Shatalov, Christina Lebedyanskaya
- Nathalie d'Ornano, Maruzio Gianinnoni Ferrari, Helene de Yougoslavie
- David Datuna, “Reality of Illusion”, 2013.
- Fabrice de Rohan Chabot
- Anne Lise Hesme
- Sandra Mulliez
- Sandrine Jousse
- Bruno de Stabenrath
- Barbara Hottinger and her daughter Marella Rossi
- Chantal Thomass
- Cristina Cordula
David Datuna: Beauty and Power
On October 10, 2013 in Paris, in Avenue Matignon, famous for its galleries and museums, gallery SHCHUKIN unveiled a new exhibition space with an exposition by David Datuna, “Beauty and Power”.
As part of the exhibition, David Datuna, an American artist of Georgian origin, presented to the public 15 of his new works made in 2013 specifically for the gallery. The first work welcomed guests at the gala night right at the entrance to the new exhibition space: they were queuing up to take pictures next to a large glimmering flower whose sparkling petals were made of tens of transparent lenses. This is Datuna’s author’s technique: he covers his works with layers of lenses and broken glass, causing the image to change and take on new meanings, getting reflected in each of the hundreds of transparent surfaces. Datuna uses lenses to “draw” flowers, portraits, flags, helping the viewer to look at images, which seem customary, in a different way – you can view each work from different aspects and every time you’ll notice the way the picture, which reflects light and everything around, including the viewer gazing into it, changes.