Sanya Kantarovsky, ‘Woe to Wit’, 2019, Print, Woodblock print on washi paper, Luhring Augustine
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Sanya Kantarovsky

Woe to Wit, 2019

Woodblock print on washi paper
18 7/8 × 13 3/8 in
47.9 × 34 cm
Edition of 50
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Location
Chelsea, New York, Brooklyn, Tribeca, New York
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Closely considering the work of such masters as Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Kantarovsky refers to a …

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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.

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Closely considering the work of such masters as Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Kantarovsky refers to a tradition of dark and satirical image-making through specific visual notes — a bare foot emerges from beneath a gown, a seabird gazes indifferently at a grisly assault, a child receives the restraining touch of his elders. These …

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© Sanya Kantarovsky; Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, Tanya Leighton Gallery, …
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

Woe to Wit, 2019

Woodblock print on washi paper
18 7/8 × 13 3/8 in
47.9 × 34 cm
Edition of 50
Contact For Price
Location
Chelsea, New York, Brooklyn, Tribeca, New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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