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Andrey Krasulin. Things are nicer

Exhibition January 21 − February 26, 2020
Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art and pop / off / art Gallery hold an exhibition“Andrei Krasulin. Things are more pleasant ".

The core of the exhibition was a cycle of paintings 2018-2019, in which Krasulin dissects the design of the box. The artist’s artistic tactics are based on an apophatic method in which a definition is formed through negation. Two bronze sculptures with the same title “Box” will complement the cycle, the image of which borders on a geometric abstract structure. Despite the formation of the sculptor, Krasulin did not so much engage in sculpture in its traditional sense as through contemplation and experiment came to original plastic solutions: in his hands the tree acquires the qualities of parchment, cardboard transforms into metal, and bronze becomes fragile like paper. The second part of the exhibition is formed from new paintings, the aesthetics of which are close to minimalism. Monochrome canvases, animated by several lines, force the viewer to hypersensitive perception and immersion in the meditation process.

Andrey Krasulin was born in 1934 in Moscow, spent his childhood in the city of Pushkino (Moscow region). From 1953 to 1960 he studied at the Department of Monumental and Decorative Sculpture of the Moscow Higher Art and Industrial School (now MGHPA named after S.G. Stroganov). In the Soviet and post-Soviet years, Krasulin worked a lot in collaboration with architects close to him. Andrei Krasulin began to take an active part in exhibitions after the collapse of the Soviet Union: solo exhibitions with his participation are regularly held in museums and galleries in Russia and Europe.

Based on site materialsCenter for Contemporary Art Winzavod.