Kirill Garshin

Kirill Garshin is one of the few contemporary Russian artists who engage only in painting. While aiming to continue the Russian painting tradition— in particular, Soviet hyperrealism—he also makes reference to current international trends. Garshin’s native city of Voronezh plays a major role in his work. It is the subject of the series Deconstruction (2013), in which he studies and reproduces seemingly minor aspects of the city. The brick walls, broken windows, occasional trees, air conditioning units, and faded fences that appear in his work are neither romanticized nor portrayed in an expressly critical light. In Deconstruction, the city is presented in an uninteresting, intentionally boring, impersonal manner, reflecting Garshin’s view of everyday life in a Russian provincial city. In Crocodile (2015), Garshin does not analyze the city’s external spaces, but uses them as the background against which to portray his inner circle of like-minded people. The paintings in the series Polaroid 3000 (2015) depict those young artists from Voronezh Center for Contemporary Art who accompanied Garshin on a trip from Voronezh to Rostov-on-Don during which he made the photographs on which the works are based.

Andrey Miziano

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Selected works
Boy
50x70 cm
Cow
205x205 cm
Larisa
50x70 cm
4:00. Birch tree
130x140 cm
00:15. Snail
175x394 cm
Photocorrection
100x90 cm
Crocodile
100x90 cm
Council
95x105 cm
Two
100x110 cm
Untitled #9
130x150 cm
Untitled #7
130x150 cm
Untitled #5
130x150 cm
8 (I)
175x128 cm
7 (P)
129x203 cm
Srednemoskovskaya street
100x70 cm
Revolution Avenue
100x70 cm
Series
Limits of adequacy
2011
Wild people
2012
Deconstruction
2013
Ametropia
2014-2015
Idle days
2014-2015
Polaroid 3000
2015
Consumed Snail's Garden
2015-2017
Tanais
2017-2018
Night animals
2018
Press
Aroundart. Portrait of an young artist
INRUSSIA. The way of anxiety
Dialogue of arts #3 2018