Valery Koshlyakov

High-rise on Raushskaya Embankment

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High-rise on Raushskaya Embankment
Valery Koshlyakov
High-rise on Raushskaya Embankment
2006
Tempera on cardboard
285 x 280 cm
The work’s grand subject and pompous gestural painting accentuates the kitsch factor – this could be a slightly psychotic version of the common hack-painted tourist souvenir. Similarly with High-rise on Raushskaya Embankment, painted with tempera on cardboard, which is evocative of an avant-garde architectural masterpiece, yet the painting’s visibly flimsy support, in contrast with the monumentality of its subject, also somehow chimes in with the irony of a failed utopia.

     
 


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