Oleg Kulik. Irresponsible painting automatic translate
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The premiere of a new series of paintings by Oleg Kulik, one of the most famous Russian contemporary artists, will take place on June 28 in the GUM-Red-line gallery on Red Square.
“Irresponsible painting” is a new series of works by Oleg Kulik, which will be presented for the first time in the GUM-Red-line gallery on Red Square from June 28 to August 1, 2019. It is inspired by the fashionable style of neural networks.
“Irresponsibility is an individualistic gesture, deeply personal,” says Oleg Kulik, “and at the same time it is irresponsible in the sense that this painting has no goals for the future: each painting is the last action.” “This is Kulik 5. 0,” says curator Mikhail Sidlin, “the first Kulik was a sculptor, the second was a performer, the third was a photographer, the fourth was an opera director, and finally the fifth was a painter.”
The exhibition will feature 17 monumental paintings and three sculptures. All of them use technology of instant work with traditional materials that is relevant today for the artist. The rapid modeling of clay with his hands and a vigorous wave of a brush suggest that Oleg Kulik insists on speed as a necessary weapon of a modern author.
Neural networks are a visual sign of 2019. Images obtained with the help of software processing of source photographs are transferred by Oleg Click to the canvas not literally. These transformations, on the one hand, erase the individuality of the sources, and, on the other, emphasize the role of the collective unconscious. The resulting images of leaders and mobs look like a surreal broadcast from the noosphere to the exhibition hall near the Kremlin. Oleg Kulik becomes an oracle of the Russian soul.
On June 22, at 18:00, Oleg Kulik’s participative performance, Fast Casting. The artist invites everyone who loves contemporary art to co-create. Together with those who wish he will sculpt "Idol". “You can put all the energy, positive or negative, through your own fingers, imprint it into clay and bake it,” says Oleg Kulik.