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  • by Daria Lobyntseva
    "Art anticipates many phenomena and events. It is the embodiment of intuitions"
    We asked several simple questions to Sofya Skidan, artist, yoga teacher and the author of the exhibition "Conjuring Trapped/ Stolen Memories" currently ongoing in our vitrines.
  • The artist Kuril Chto, on plastic chairs and studying in New York

    Kuril Chto is the pseudonym of the artist and resident at Voskhod Gallery. He has been based in Lisbon for several years and, working in various media, uses irony and absurdity to explore everyday life. Recently, the Foco Gallery, one of Lisbon's trendiest, hosted the exhibition "I'm curious blue" as part of the Novo Festival. We talked to Kuril Chto about the canvases, art objects and paintings on display. We also discussed his experiences studying at the New York Academy of Art and the differences between the American and European art markets.

     

  • by Sofia Giess
    Q&A with Arina Frank
  • "Any technologies - are instruments" - meet Matiush First

    Interview to Now magazine (July, 2023)
    Matiush First in her studio, 2023
    Matiush First in her studio, 2023
  • Stas Falkov in Noisy-le-Grand, April 2023
    Stas Falkov in Noisy-le-Grand, April 2023

    Until 2022, Stas Falkov was a famous designer who created the successful streetwear brand Kruzhok in Moscow and developed a creative association on its basis. But a year ago his life changed dramatically. Stas relocated to France, found himself in abstract painting, and, together with director Vasya Berezin, created the art association "Microcredit" in an abandoned office on the outskirts of Paris. We visited the French abandoned office with Stasto discuss his new series of works, the concept of the endless journey and his future plans.

  • by Sofia Giess
    Olya Avstreyh's new solo exhibition – conversation with the artist
  • by Sofia Giess
    Reflecting on "Frame of Sorrow" – conversation with Anton Kushaev
    We discussed with our artist Anton Kushaev his new solo project Frame of Sorrow. Sharing a short but captivating conversation with you!
  • Q&A with Falkov S.N.
  • by Daria Lobyntseva
    Misha Gudwin, 2022
    Misha Gudwin, 2022
    Continuing with our tradition of doing little interviews with our artists, we asked @misha_gudwin bunch of open questions and received some honest and through answers. Enjoy!
  • by Sofia Giess
    Oleg Ustinov in Rostov-on-Don, Dec 2021, photos - Sergey Glinin
    Oleg Ustinov in Rostov-on-Don, Dec 2021, photos - Sergey Glinin

    Oleg Ustinov is a Russian artist from Rostov-on-Don, a graduate of the Rodchenko Art School. He develops new forms of painting at the intersection of post-digital painting, collage and sculpture.

     In his artistic practice, he turns to the experience of the Soviet avant-garde and abstract expressionism. In one of his first series, "Sposobb" (2013), looking at different "ways" and "techniques", he finds color and compositional solutions that will be caught in his works further on. In the  "IDM" series (2013), Ustinov uses logo paper left from Oracal self-adhesive film - and sets out to "disrupt the rhythm," both literally and in the sense of rearranging the established order. In "Liquid Geometry" (2018), he explores the boundaries of geometric abstraction and abstract expressionism inspired by changing urban boundaries. In the series "4d/4p(+∞)" (2018), he examines the intersection of the manual and the digital in painting. In his latest works, Ustinov will combine the idea of blurring boundaries and the algorithm he invented for alternating between manual and digital painting.

     While working on different themes and formal approaches, Ustinov works in series, each one of them accurately and subtly traces the influence of his curatorial, literary and musical practices.

  • by Daria Lobyntseva
    Greetings from London - Interview with Maria Cohen

    Our one and only super charismatic Maria Cohen is currently doing her masters at Camberwell college of Arts/ Univeriversity of Arts in London. We recently sat with her over a zoom session for a nice chat. Please enjoy and send us your comments at info@voskhod.ch

  • by Daria Lobyntseva
    Alena Smolina in her studio
    Alena Smolina in her studio

    WIth this post we open a series of interview/conversations with our artists that we will be publishing through this blog. 

     

    Alena Smolina

    Interview  with an artist - March 2021