Andrei Molodkin, ‘KI$$ (Ed. AP)’, 2007, Wooson Gallery

About Andrei Molodkin

Having worked for the Russian military delivering oil in Siberia, Andrei Molodkin often focuses on issues relating to oil economies and the intersection of economics, politics, and religion. He creates bold mixed-media sculptures in which brief, piercing text passages are combined with real crude oil, as in Cold War II (2006), where the opaque black liquid is pumped through a transparent acrylic casing molded into the shape of the work’s title. In a recent project, Molodkin has attempted to make oil from human corpses, a morbid and boldly symbolic act. The artist also makes large and carefully executed ballpoint-pen drawings on canvas, in which the pens run out of ink during the course of the project and are immediately replaced (the pen carcasses presented with the final drawings), a metaphor for the ephemeral and ultimately expendable nature of human existence.

Russian, b. 1966, Moscow, Russia

Solo Shows

2011
Galleria PACK, 
Milan, Italy,
Sincere
2008
Galleria PACK, 
Milan,
Liquid Black After Liquid Sky

Group Shows

2017
Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive, 
Spoleto, Province of Perugia, Italy,
Cortesie per gli ospiti
2012
Galleria PACK, 
Milan,
LA PELLE CHE ABITO

Fair History on Artsy

2014
Galerıe Blue Square at Art Paris 2014