Andrei Molodkin, ‘Pui Xytin’, 2011, Galerıe Blue Square

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 on Artsy

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

Group Shows on Artsy

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

Fair History on Artsy

2014
Galerıe Blue Square at Art Paris 2014