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Opening at the Start. Exhibition of Anton Kuchaeva a "Questionable basis"

March 10, 2017, the Centre for contemporary art WINERY at the site of young art START will open an exhibition of artist Anton Kuchaeva “Dubious basis”. The author offers us an original perspective on a familiar city buildings, eluding our attention to the design. In his works he exposes the frames and the foundations of primitive architectural structures post-and-beam type, showing the base, hidden from our eyes. Using different media-painting, drawing and object, Anton eat builds a city-the skeleton of the architectural skeletons and ashes.

the exhibition “Dubious basis” – it's a space faux. The artist deliberately changes the trajectory of view promises the viewer insight into the very essence of things, but leaves him alone with phantom constructs. The viewer enters the exhibit space on the reverse side of paintings; instead of the traditional subframe, the artist stretches the canvas on the surround wooden structure, creating the effect of three-dimensional space over the surface of the paint layer. Thus the artist calls text and context: through a simple architectural form shines through the image of the same old greenhouses are made of bones on the front side of the canvas. The author combines in one product two mediums, making it transmedia.

Following the conceptual tradition, Anton eat not only creates an artistic image, analyzing its parts, but also shows the logic of the work itself and is manipulating the optics of the viewer.

Anton eat, artist: “Spin big gears, grinding the flour time. Clearly hear the creaking mechanisms of the rubbing together of bones. Estreva in this course, they  leave only ashes.  Itchy wound hides the skeleton, which is impossible to touch. Nude joints are deprived of stability, unstable, questionable. See clearly emerges the bars, empty houses are hidden and revealed at the same time. The city becomes a cage , a street - trap, image - trap. Invisible, they become obsessive gnashing grind of dust and settle on everything around. Covered by a veil, they seem non-existent, but can be discovered”.

Kirill Preobrazhensky, curator: “the Exhibition exists in the logic of ‘sleep in a dream" of the naive desire of the artist to break through the veil of images to real content. But after passing through the surface of painting and drawing, he found them bare the same designs as those depicted on them. Pinocchio found painted hearth entrance to a magical utopian world, but the Golden key is lost, and painted hearth we see a drawing of the same hearth. Unlike the happy ending in “Golden key, or Adventures of Pinocchio”, the author turns in a haunting looped the story”.

Special attention Anton Kuchaeva to painting is not accidental. For twelve years he was engaged in the temple painting, worked on large murals. The artist participated in the painting of more than twenty temples. Today he's in College “Base”, where a combination of  the skill of the painter with a new, modern view of art.

Exhibition at the site LAUNCH will allow the artist to conceptually represent a relevant topic. Since 2008, project LAUNCH has opened more than fifty exhibitions of young artists. After participating in the project, they successfully exhibited in Russian and foreign galleries and institutions.



Anton Kushaev (born. 1983) – the artist. He graduated from the Moscow art school of applied arts (ex. Them. Kalinina) and the Icon painting school at the Moscow Theological Academy, is currently studying at the Moscow Institute of Contemporary art “Base”.

member of the artist-run space Center «Red». Co-founder of the exhibition space "NOISE" in St. Petersburg. Lives and works in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Exhibitions: “Raw/cooked” the MMSI on Gogol Boulevard, curated by Anatoly Osmolovsky.