SELECTED  PROJECTS  BY OLEG KOSTYUCHENKO

From series "Pure and White"

Painting: 355х253cm. Oil, canvas. 2019 Installation: white sheet. 2019

From series "Pure and White"

We are talking not just about human’s trauma but about the world’s wound.

Ice is a symbol of closeness, fluidity, transparency, fragility. This project is about world’s issues which must be revealed, it is about the truth which finally comes out. Ice melting represents issues connected with humanity, issues which, in the course of time, come to light like a hair hidden in the ice column.

As this project was implemented in Armenia, local water and hair were used for its creation, but the idea is to tell not only about Armenian genocide but also to tell about other global catastrophes, to draw public attention to them and to reveal them to the world telling how they happened and to urge not to repeat these mistakes at present and future. This is a part of one big project named “Single – handedly”.

It is the project about the belief in vertical of authority and hierarchy in the world.

Installation: frozen water, a lock of hair. 2019

From series "Pure and White"

Painting: 255х180cm. Oil, canvas. 2019 Installation: frozen water, a lock of hair. 2019

From series "Pure and White"

2019/ Painting: 180 cm х120 cm. Oil, canvas./ Installation: frozen water, a lock of hair

This stitch can be considered as the metaphysical embodiment of injury. It’s like a scar,  which remains forever with a carrier and reminds him/her of the past, but, at the same time, it only symbolizes what happened without any details. We can assume that the artist wants to conduct a trauma therapy session. The renovation of the stitch means repeating the once made action, reacting that causes a wave of memories of the past and makes the participant of the events draw the line between the past and the present, and thus, break the vicious circle.

Art Project  "A return visit"

2019/ Photography / Video-art

"The act of insubordination as a free action is the beginning of thinking"

Art Project  "Out getting"

Brass/installation

Religion as a feature of the market system: In the modern world, religion has become a legitimate feature of market relations because it is characterized by the availability of supply and demand. The marketing essence of religion is shown in religion’s sailing and resealing. In addition, it offers a variety of choices and the different terms of the consummation of a deal to a consumer. This principle of reflection that manifests itself in insouciance does not set a mission of demounting or make a mockery of religion since religion is a matter of private choice. Sometimes, different forms of religion and modern trends are more popular than traditional ones. For example, fiddlesticks and idiocy, the absence of history or a modern replica, virtual reality, the creation of a cult of different religious or sectarian pseudo-teaching are no longer perceived as something negative. If anybody can sell it, it is true. And since there is no truth, anything can be the truth, whether it is a value from the old picture of the world or a value from the new vagarious cult. Nobody can be the only bearer of the truth of the last instance. Therefore, a consumer has many choices. 

 

Art Project  "Fake center"

White cube/land/LC screen

In the beginning, religion was a particular structure, then a connection of social movements at a molecular level. After all, a human being is a classic artificial construction created by religion and metaphysics. There is no single person whose emotions and feelings we can imagine. A human is a schizophrenic subject that has different interest, different personalities and different relationships. In this theory, everything human has disappeared, remaining the relation of ratios, modifications and abstract elements instead of specificities and essences.   

This is series highlight  the raised hand in the sign of speech that bears the full weight of the message, but it also reflects on the tension of acceptance. Raised fingers indicate the provenance of the message. 

The hand is not only a symbol, it is an emotional tool and an organ of performance serving as eyes for the (emotionally and unfaithful) blind. Hands are a means to communicate the mute conversation – in doing so, they are a symbol of salutation and assignment, for it is dominant in the realm of action. My achievement in this series is to bring together messages pertaining to salvation and to revelation equally.