This year, NK Gallery will show works by Taisia Korotkova (1980, RU) and Hans Vandekerckhove (1957, BE), a reflection of their mission to highlight the Russian and Belgian art scene abroad. You can also visit an extensive solo exhibition of Hans Vandekerckhove at ART4, Moscow.
Taisia Korotkova: The main topic in the work of Korotkova (1980, RU) is the relationship between human society, contemporary science, industry and technology. The themes of her last series were space exploring, human reproduction technologies, Soviet nuclear heritage and the influence on human life and ecology. As a painter, she is attracted by the aestheticism of the scientific and industrial world. The ambiguity of the topic, where science as a tool is controlled by the will of humans, excites her. Here, she takes a neutral stance, formulates the questions and opens up the debates. Her work is aimed at instigating an inner dialogue in the mind of the spectator.
Hans Vandekerckhove: The paintings of Hans Vandekerckhove (1957, BE) combine tranquility with an alienating sense of tension and desolation. It embodies a wealth of contradictions in a unique way, mingling dream and reality, eroticism and innocence, the soberly factual and the deeply enigmatic. An elusive, mysterious and wonderful world lies concealed beneath the deceptive simplicity and outlandish colours. In his work, gravity is not present and time passes differently for it is the artist himself who determines the laws of paint, colour and perspective.