The Moscow duet Begalska-Vilkin is known for its subversive language combined with a dark sense of humor: laughing hyenas, vicious nuns, or parasitic rafflesia. Their expressive sabotage is always rendered in elaborate multi-layer technique mixing glazing, dripping and pastose painting with meticulous approach to detail. Their work has been featured in exhibitions at the National Centre for Contemporary Arts, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the Latvian National Museum of Art, the Kunsthalle Wien, the Lyublyana Museum of Contemporary Art, the Central House of Artists; among others.
—Courtesy of The Watermill Center
Image rights: Courtesy of the Artist and Dedee Shattuck Gallery