The ninth publication in the GARAGE.txt series is dedicated to contemporary Russian artists.
The time has come that it is no longer possible to answer, in the Wikipedia manner, the question “What style does this artist represent?”. The era of styles is over. But the artists remain. With Russian art, everything is especially compelling and confusing. Along with their creative concepts, our creators are also able to change, like gloves, their views on the universe. A Russian artist rarely belongs to a particular style or movement—all of them belong personally to the artist. For a Russian artist, there are no, and cannot be any, once and for all established rules, as they constantly “fall out” of the movement or style attributed to them.
This is why the “portrait” genre seemed the most appropriate approach to describing such a live, dynamic, and constantly evolving phenomenon—contemporary art.
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