Attack into ornaments

15 May - 13 June 2009

At the exhibition of famous Saint-Petersburg painter Victor Kuznetsov (Gipper Pupper) we collide with the subject absurdity arising on a joint of two picturesque cycles, two independent motives: military pilots and ornaments. 

 

Big-nosed pilots, whose faces are reminiscent of comedy doll characters of Turkish theatre, grinning through overstrain orient themselves through the chaos by birch trees or by sets of microbiological costume jewellery. The irony inverts the frantic, paranoid character of the Kamikaze figure as a creator, "a masterpiece of modern art"(the words of Karlheinz Stockhausen on the September 11 attacks).

Andrei Khlobystin