Valery Koshlyakov

Grand Opera, Paris

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Grand Opera, Paris
Valery Koshlyakov
Grand Opera, Paris
1995
Tempera on cardboard
345 x 487 cm

Koshlyakov’s re-reading of symbols of empire is all-encompassing, taking imagery from ancient ruins and sculpture to modern government buildings, but the monumental scale of his works also suggests an additional, particularly charged reference – that of Stalin-era murals and political myth-building.

Text by Lupe Nùñez-Fernández


     
 


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