• Yuri Albert
  • Nikita Alexeev
  • Yuri Avvakumov
  • Konstantin Batynkov
  • Alexei Politov and Marina Belova
  • Alexander Brodsky
  • Alexei Buldakov
  • Olga Chernysheva
  • Vladimir Dubossarsky & Alexander Vinogradov
  • Andrei Filippov
  • Dmitri Gutov
  • AES+F Group
  • Alexei Kostroma
  • Julia Milner
  • MishMash project (Misha Leikin & Masha Sumnina)
  • Andrei Molodkin
  • Nikolai Polissky
  • Alexander Ponomarev
  • Sergei Shutov
  • Haim Sokol
  • Vladimir Tarasov
  • Rostan Tavasiev
  • Leonid Tishkov
Dreams. 2008 
vinyl paper, acrylic 
196,5 x 106 cm 
Courtesy of the artist and the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
Dreams. 2008 
vinyl paper, acrylic 
196,5 x 106 cm 
Courtesy of the artist and the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

Dreams. 2008
vinyl paper, acrylic
196,5 x 106 cm
Courtesy of the artist and the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

Konstantin Batynkov

About works

Konstantin Batynkov was a member of the legendary Mitki group that produced one of the most important trends in the new art of St Petersburg during the 1980s and 1990s, in the critical transition between the Soviet Union and the new Russia, Leningrad and St Petersburg.
In the last few years the artist has concentrated on painting in black and white. In his pictures always-recognisable realia of everyday Russian life are interwoven with phantasmagorical subjects. His strange perspectives allow him to fill the canvas with a vast number of characters and in each of them lives a touching and vulnerable 'little man', the typical hero of classical Russian literature. Sometimes these characters are so tightly crammed into his works that they become component microelements of the cosmos, and occasionally the cosmos in the form of a nocturnal starry sky or huge stack of logs pushes the figures beyond a very low or high horizon. Batynkov's work is nostalgia according to the traditional Russian ideal of Sobornost, an ideal of community in heart, mind and spirit that was never achieved in the succession of tragic historic experiments conducted in 20th-century Russia.

Olga Sviblova

Bio

Konstantin Batynkov
1959 born in Sevastopol
1997-2001 works and exhibits with Nikolai Polissky and Sergei Lobanov
Lives and works in Moscow.

Selected Personal Exhibitions:
2008 Moscow. Krokin Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Other Life. The Omsk M.A. Vrubel Museum of Fine Arts, Omsk, Russia
Graphic. Semionov Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
The Dark Forest. Galerie Karenina, Vienna, Austria
2007 Forest. Krokin Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2006 Children. Krokin Gallery, Moscow, Russia
The Knight's Romance. Gallery Pop/Off/Art, Moscow, Russia
Other Life. The Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre, Russia
Town. VP Studio, Moscow, Russia
Graphic. Galerie Karenina, Vienna, Austria
Goal! Museum “Moscow House of Photography”, Moscow, Russia
2005 About War. Krokin Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Waves Runners. Krokin Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Slaves. S.art Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Marine. VP Studio, Moscow, Russia
2004 Other Life. Krokin Gallery, Moscow, Russia
UFO. Sam Brook Gallery, Moscow. Russia
Bulldozers. Krokin Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Health Resort. ATV-Gallery. Moscow, Russia
2003 Ally - Alien. Krokin Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2002 Outward Tibet. Krokin Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Melioration. Art-Festival, Moscow, Russia

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2008 The Moscow News. National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Izhevsk, Russia
2007 The New Inpayments. National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow, Russia
Motherland – Mother. Zverev’s Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Whales of Season 3. Krokin Gallery, Moscow, Russia
The Marry Christmas Postcard. VP Studio, Moscow, Russia
Outskirts of Landscape. Zverev’s Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Russia – Motherland of Elephants. Gallery Pop/Off/Art, Moscow, Russia
Mail Art. The A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications, St. Petersburg, Russia
The New Angelarium. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
2006 Still-Life. Krokin Gallery, Moscow, Russia
The New Russian Vanguard. P.H. Burda, Munich, Germany
Hydrolysis. The Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre, Russia
2005 Black–White Project. Krokin Gallery and Gisich Art Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
Project Pobeda. Monuments. Krokin Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Film pictures. Gallery Pop/Off/Art, Moscow, Russia
Hunters for the ghosts. The International Biennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic
Want to See the World – Become the Soldier. 6th Krasnoyarskaya Biennale, Russia
Barbyezone. Gallery Ru.Arts. Moscow, Russia
2004 My Nabokov. Stella Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2003 School. Krokin Gallery within the project Archival Modernity, Moscow, Russia
1994–1996 Bivouacs d'Artistes (Bivouacs au Niger, Bivouac en Argentine). Association Saint-Henri, France

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