Boris Koshelokhov 1942-2021

I don’t know what is philosophy, and I don’t know what is Art. From the very first step, I was sure that all people are artists. Only many of us sleep

Boris Koschelohov is a living legend of Leningrad nonconformism, a teacher of Timur Novikov and Elena Figuelina. Founder of the art group Chronicle


Boris works with painting, graphics and wooden sculpture. According to his own estimation, his whole life is a dialogue with others, starting from fellow students of the Medical Institute, and ending with artists of Chronicles or inhabitants of smoking Russian National Library. Dialogue is also played out in his artistic practice, which can be seen as active communication with artists and schools of the past. In general, Koschelov’s works are related to the Art Brute tradition or naive art, which clearly refers to the immediacy of children’s drawings


Exhibition projects were realized in institutions such as the Museum of Nonconformist Art, New Museum in Saint-Petersburg, Central Exibition Hall Manezh, Anna Nova Gallery. Koschelov’s works are located in the State Russian Museum, the Museum of Nonconformist Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Erarta, the Center of Contemporary Art MARS, the State Museum of Nuremberg,  as well as in private Russian and foreign collections.