Video projection on polystyrene
121 x 168 x 35 cm
Kirill Chelushkin has primarily used painting and drawing to express his constant concern for rooting the art of his era in the history of painting. In 2005 however, the artist began to sculpt figures in thick blocks of polystyrene, whilst simultaneously pursuing photographic and film investigations in old, forgotten developments and factories in decline, whose monumental silhouettes – both gloomy and sublime – population the Russian landscape. Kirill Chelushkin combines those two techniques in his installations: by projecting videos on specially designed sculptures, the Russian artist takes full advantage of the light-absorbent properties of polystyrene. The material’s angles reflect the image pictorially, recalling the expressive brush strokes of a painter.