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Spiral Costructions 2007

Marker, paper

As a rule, it is evident that art illustrates discourse or ideology in its formation. Art that illustrates a completed ideology does not interest us; it becomes a mere commission. However, art that depicts an ideology emerging from chaos embodies the essence of discourse itself, and art represents its presence. Many young artists illustrate an abstract discourse that doesn't actually exist, but each creative group generates its own discourse simply by the fact of their collective existence. The Factory or Montmartre had their own topics for discussion, and the OBERIU group had their distinctive themes, as evidenced by the diaries of its participants. Modern realism is not about portraying what we see, but rather about illustrating the local discourse.

What does Denis Kryuchkov illustrate? We are talking about energy, patterns, and the notion of a pattern. Pattern remains the only well-founded ideological construct to date. It encompasses the development and repeatability of inexorable and inevitable inaccuracies within the spatial-temporal framework, as well as the inaccuracy of repetition itself. If Andy Warhol desired two identical cans of tomato soup to be identical, for us, it is crucial that these cans differ, for there are no two identical things. Each object possesses its own unique spatial position, and in an Andy Warhol painting, each occupies a distinct number of centimeters.

This is the pattern—a continuous process.

Denis does not merely depict the process; he represents it through the very technique employed in his works. It goes beyond mere illustration; it becomes living flesh stripped of its skin—the skeleton of discourse. It is art integrated into the process of life itself, and therein lies the essence of realism.

Sergey Anufriev

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