Anna Khodorkovskaya

  • Russian Federation (b. 1985 in Moscow)
  • Currently in Vienna, Austria.
  • Artist. The winner of the Strabag Artaward International in 2014. Her work is currently engaged in media projects and painting.
Bye, Bye, Aktionen!

Bye, Bye, Aktionen!

  • 2014
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • 135 x 135 cm
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    Bruchstücke | 2014 - 2015

Series of paintings (Buchstücke, eng.– fragments, broken pieces, debris). «Anna Khodorkovskaya’s pictures are created through intense preoccupation with the aesthetic language of advertising materials. The painter takes details from trashy advertising brochures and posters that turn into abstract compositions in her pictures and thereby address the issue of the relationship between art and everyday life. Khodorkovskaya acts as an archaeologist of everyday life, who uses previously discovered materials to develop her own picturesque imagery. Khodorkovskaya makes collages of torn scraps of paper or transforms them into picturesque delicately coloured characters, and attaches them onto the largely unprimed canvas as individual shapes. The shapes are combined in the field of view with existing picturesque traces of the canvas and the remains of the binder to make compositions that often arouse scenic associations.» ANJA WERKL, art historian, Vienna