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Sanya Kantarovsky, ‘Proximity II’, 2016, SculptureCenter
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Proximity II, 2016

Woodcut
30 × 22 in
76.2 × 55.9 cm
Edition of 30
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
Long Island City
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Sanya Kantarovsky's works across media explore an off-modern matrix of painterly citation and …

Sanya Kantarovsky's works across media explore an off-modern matrix of painterly citation and pictorial invention. In Proximity II, a four-color woodcut produced with 10 Grand Press, Kantarovsky continues his project of building narrative from figuration, depicting an isolated, sympathetic subject engaged in an …

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10 Grand Press
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Courtesy the artist. Photo: Adam Reich
Sanya Kantarovsky
Russian, b. 1982
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Sanya Kantarovsky does not like to hear his work discussed neatly in terms of figuration or abstraction; instead, he relates it to the graphic, calligraphic, and historic influences that guide his practice. Kantarovsky produces video installations and sculptures, though he is best known for his paintings; his signature works often have thinly applied, wiped, or scraped layers of paint, and feature narrative scenes populated by isolated, sinewy figures. Frequent themes in these works include indirect social-political commentary and a critical look at the idea of suffering artistic genius; the blank page is also a recurring motif in many works as an allegory of both creative potential and amnesia. Kantarovsky’s early memories of Moscow also figure in his works, perhaps most directly in his lattice-like structures that refer to window grates in his childhood home.

Sanya Kantarovsky, ‘Proximity II’, 2016, SculptureCenter
Sanya Kantarovsky, ‘Proximity II’, 2016, SculptureCenter
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About the work
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Sanya Kantarovsky's works across media explore an off-modern matrix of painterly citation and …

Sanya Kantarovsky's works across media explore an off-modern matrix of painterly citation and pictorial invention. In Proximity II, a four-color woodcut produced with 10 Grand Press, Kantarovsky continues his project of building narrative from figuration, depicting an isolated, sympathetic subject engaged in an …

Medium
Print
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered
Publisher
10 Grand Press
Image rights
Courtesy the artist. Photo: Adam Reich
Sanya Kantarovsky
Russian, b. 1982
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Sanya Kantarovsky does not like to hear his work discussed neatly in terms of figuration or abstraction; instead, he relates it to the graphic, calligraphic, and historic influences that guide his practice. Kantarovsky produces video installations and sculptures, though he is best known for his paintings; his signature works often have thinly applied, wiped, or scraped layers of paint, and feature narrative scenes populated by isolated, sinewy figures. Frequent themes in these works include indirect social-political commentary and a critical look at the idea of suffering artistic genius; the blank page is also a recurring motif in many works as an allegory of both creative potential and amnesia. Kantarovsky’s early memories of Moscow also figure in his works, perhaps most directly in his lattice-like structures that refer to window grates in his childhood home.

Proximity II, 2016

Woodcut
30 × 22 in
76.2 × 55.9 cm
Edition of 30
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Location
Long Island City
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