In processes there should be ease and transparency, which costs a lot and is difficult to achieve


Denis Patrakev can be called an artist who, by means of material, introduces the viewer into the world of spiritual beings, and is not afraid to ask the most important and fundamental questions: Who are we? Where are we? Where are we going?». He works in different techniques like painting, graphic art, video art, and installations. In his works, the artist creates the poetry of materials and shapes, intertwining classic techniques with elemental materials like salt, soil, milk, and fire. Denis believes that the most fascinating fields are the sphere of the sacred, the minimal art, and harmony. He finds inspiration in meditative practices and systems of philosophy.


His projects were showed in Russia, UK and Sweden, Germany, Austria, Estonia, France and Switzerland. Since 2008 he is a member of Artists Trade Union of Russia. He became the nominee of the Sergey Kuryokhin award in 2016 and 2018. His works are in private collections in Russia, France, Norway, India, Japan and America.