City ............................. Viborg
Category .................... Multimedia Art
Recommended by freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL
Period of stay ............ Oct 13
Sergei Sviatchenko has worked with a broad range of subjects and media. He experiments, challenges, and abolishes where other artists move within established comfort zones. From his early work as a conceptual artist and collage maker, he moved on to abstract painting and has done commissions and large scale murals for international brands and institutions. More recently, Sviatchenko has created the fashion-forward photography projects Close Up and Private. With a portfolio and methodology in perpetual evolution, his influences include modernism, surrealism, and rock music. Sviatchenko’s collages and paintings have been exhibited around the world and featured in celebrated magazines such as Dazed & Confused, Kilimanjaro, Varoom In our world of sensory overload, Sergei Sviatchenko stands out as an artist with unique vision. This vision encompasses our ever-shifting visual culture while maintaining a precise, individual voice that continues to delight, surprise, and inspire. In 2012 Gestalten published the first comprehensive collection of Sviatchenko’s collage and paintings „Everything Goes Right & Left If You Want It“.
1952 Sergei Sviatchenko born in Kharkov, Ukraine.
1969–75 Graduated from Kharkov Academy of Art and Architecture.
1983–86 Studied PhD at Kiev School of Architecture.
1990– Lives and works in Denmark.
With project OUTSIDEINSIDE II, multi-media artist Sergei Sviatchenko wants to create a monumental sculptural collage of Wien's legendary architectural and historical environment around MQ.
In the artist’s signature style, the piece will be at once factual and fictional. Mixing Sviatchenko’s photography of the area around MQ with images from Sviatchenko’s archive of images project OUTSIDEINSIDE II will offer to look at the familiar in a surprisingly fresh new way.
The monumental sculptural collage/installation will invite the viewer to question the new reality and find one’s place within it.