Kirill Chelushkin

Black Line

After training as an architect, Chelushkin (RU, 1968) devoted himself to illustrations and drawings. In the late 1990s, he made acquaintance with the artist and theorist Dimitry Goutov and his Livchitz Institute. This club for aesthetic and ideological reflection reinterprets the thinking of the Soviet art historian, Michael Livchitz, an ardent defender of socialist realism, and criticises the formalist deviances of modernism. This encounter encouraged Chelushkin to practice an art essentially visual, but more axed on the reality surrounding him. (text: Alice Cazaux)

Opening: Thursday September 6 from 18 - 21h

Image: Black Line, 2018, 200 x 300 cm, graphite and ash on canvas

Artists: Kirill Chelushkin