Kon Trubkovich
Russian, born 1979
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Selected exhibitions
André Viana at SP-Arte 2017,
André Viana
OHWOW at Art Cologne 2015,
Moran Moran
OHWOW at Dallas Art Fair 2014,
Moran Moran

Raised in Moscow until the age of 11, Kon Trubkovich explores themes of confinement, rebellion, and autonomy in paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures based on still images from videos. His sources evince his preoccupation with incarceration, and include footage from the Attica Prison Riots, the Stanford Prison Experiment, the Russian island of Sakhalin, and numerous other clips found on the internet. Drawing parallels between the artist's studio and the prison as locations of cyclical rebellion and containment, Trubkovich uses isolated fragments from his source footage (including interference and distortion) as the basis for drawings and paintings. To Trubkovich, the grainy paused images feel like partial memories and evoke uncertain narratives. The artist also mines similar imagery to create entire video reconstructions, as in No Exit (2008), which depicts naked …

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