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Oleg Kulik:
Irresponsible painting

28 june — 04 august 2019

Irresponsible painting is a new series of artworks by Oleg Kulik. The series will be first presented at the GUM-Red-Line Gallery on Red Square from June 28, 2019 through August 1, 2019.

The series is inspired by the trendy aesthetic of neuron networks.

“A lack of responsibility is a highly individualized, deeply personal choice”, — notes Oleg Kulik. — “It is irresponsible art because there is no future goal that these artworks must help achieve: each painting is a complete statement on its own.” “This is Kulik 5.0”, — emphasizes curator Mikhail Sidlin. — “Kulik 1.0 was a sculptor, 2.0 — a performance artist, 3.0 — a photographer, 4.0 — an opera director, and finally, 5.0 is a painter.”

Seventeen monumental paintings and three sculptures will be on display. All pieces reflect the artist’s fascination with fast-paced work involving traditional materials. Quick clay molding and a broad brushstroke fully attest that Oleg Kulik sees speed as a necessary quality of a contemporary artist.

Neuron networks form a visual symbol of 2019. The pictures that have been achieved through passing the original photos through digital programs had not received a literal adaptation when they were painted on canvas by Oleg Kulik. Each piece discards the individual traits of the original photo and underlines the importance of the collective unconsciousness. The resulting images of political leaders and masses of people seem to be a message from the noosphere that is being presented at the Gallery near the Kremlin. Oleg Kulik acts as a prophet of the Russian soul.

Past events

Exhibition works
Behind bars. 2019.Oleg Kulik

Behind bars. 2019.
Canvas, acrylic paints. 150x140 cm.€ 6 000
450 000 rub.
Display. 2019.Oleg Kulik

Display. 2019.
Canvas, acrylic paints. 140x186 cm.€ 7 000
525 000 rub.
Horseman. 2018.Oleg Kulik

Horseman. 2018.
Canvas, acrylic paints. 201x200 cm.€ 18 000
1 350 000 rub.
All-Seeing. 2018.Oleg Kulik

All-Seeing. 2018.
Canvas, acrylic paints. 160x140 cm.€ 22 000
1 650 000 rub.
 Exercises. 2019.Oleg Kulik

Exercises. 2019.
Canvas, acrylic paints. 196x138 cm.€ 12 000
900 000 rub.
Eye. 2019.Oleg Kulik

Eye. 2019.
Canvas, acrylic paints. 153x140 cm.€ 14 000
1 050 000 rub.
Company. 2019.Oleg Kulik

Company. 2019.
Canvas, acrylic paints. 206x140 cm.€ 11 000
825 000 rub.
Girl with a Letter. 2019.Oleg Kulik

Girl with a Letter. 2019.
Canvas, acrylic paints. 185x140 cm.€ 13 000
975 000 rub.
Outer Space. 2019.Oleg Kulik

Outer Space. 2019.
Canvas, acrylic paints. 395x250 cm.€ 28 000
2 100 000 rub.
Hand of God. 2019.Oleg Kulik

Hand of God. 2019.
Canvas, acrylic paints. 165x140 cm.€ 8 000
600 000 rub.
Mother. 2019.Oleg Kulik

Mother. 2019.
Canvas, acrylic paints. 290x200 cm.€ 24 000
1 800 000 rub.
Shepherd. 2018.Oleg Kulik

Shepherd. 2018.
Canvas, acrylic paints. 140x140 cm.€ 10 000
750 000 rub.
King of the Night. 2019.Oleg Kulik

King of the Night. 2019.
Canvas, acrylic paints. 396x202 cm.€ 34 000
2 550 000 rub.
Beholder. 2019.Oleg Kulik

Beholder. 2019.
Canvas, acrylic paints. 140x224 cm.€ 15 000
1 125 000 rub.
Son. 2019.Oleg Kulik

Son. 2019.
Canvas, acrylic paints. 200x140 cm.€ 18 000
1 350 000 rub.
Ukrainian Night. 2019.Oleg Kulik

Ukrainian Night. 2019.
Canvas, acrylic paints. 140x182 cm.€ 12 000
900 000 rub.
Cerberus. 2019.Oleg Kulik

Cerberus. 2019.
Canvas, acrylic paints. 140x117 cm.€ 9 000
675 000 rub.
Parliament No. 2. 2019Oleg Kulik

Parliament No. 2. 2019
Polymer clay, metal. 96х96х36 cm.€ 14 000
1 050 000 rub.
Surfing. 2019Oleg Kulik

Surfing. 2019
Сёрфинг. 2019Polymer clay, metal.€ 10 000
750 000 rub.
Salome’s Dance. 2018.Oleg Kulik

Salome’s Dance. 2018.
Polymer clay, metal. 67х78х78 cm.€ 12 000
900 000 rub.
Leda and the Swan. 2018.Oleg Kulik

Leda and the Swan. 2018.
Polymer clay, metal. 54х21х24 cm.€ 10 000
750 000 rub.
Empire. 2019.Oleg Kulik

Empire. 2019.
Wood, metal. 170х135х70 cm.€ 20 000
1 500 000 rub.
Turkey. 2019.Oleg Kulik

Turkey. 2019.
Clay, metal. 150х100х100 cm.€ 24 000
1 800 000 rub.
Exhibition photos