SPECIAL: VERA KOCHUBEY

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

VERA KOCHUBEY // Vortex of Creation

I believe that contemporary Art is a paradox and Artist is a Magician. Paradox is something that can not be explained, thus if it can be explained, it’s not Art. Contemporary art is ambivalent and can be amazing and disgusting at the same time. It can be shallow and deep, but in the end, it’s always true. When artwork is true, you feel it with your guts. I don’t care if it’s kitsch or sublime painting, but if it’s real, you know it. The Painting is talking to you and telling a story. My paintings tell different stories… story of wanting to change ones gender, story of a famous Dj, daddy issues, a tale of the vortex of creation and above all, the mystery of a Pan, all mighty creator… and many more.
Each painting is a character and there is a (sur)real person behind each painted face. With my art I want to transcend the physical (hyper)reality and show a metaphysical space of dreams, illusions, hallucinations, visions and phantasies.

Berlin 2018

 

 

Beauty & Madness, 2018, acrylic and oil on canvas, 195 x 150 cm

 

 

 

Liz, 2018, acrylic and oil on canvas, 216 х 150 cm

 

 

 

Conjunction, 2018, acrylic and oil on canvas, 240 x 160 cm

 

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Some words that can describe the inspiration sources and give a hint to understanding of Vera Kochubey’s paintings :

Psychoanalysis, mind studies, philosophy and cultural studies, interest in practical magic and traditions of european mysticism, alchemy, chaos magic, tarot cards and kabbalah, Bible, archeology of knowledge and modern philosophy, cyber reality, techno scene and electronic music, neo tribalism, Berghain subculture, technology, Matrix, futurism of the 90s, aesthetics of the 90s movies, 5th element, cosmic spirituality.

 

 

 

AUSSTELLUNGEN & PERFORMANCES

2018  “VORTEX OF CREATION”, Solo Show, BAC-Gallery, Berlin

2018  STOCKHOLM ART WEEK, group exhibiton with Enter Art Foundation

2018  Lothringer 13 HALLE, Seeing her ghosts, group show, Munich

2018  Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Studio 1. Bitch material, group show, Berlin

2018  Permanent Artist @ BERLIN ART CONSULTING

2017  EYES WIDE SHUT, group exhibition, Anaid Art Gallery, Berlin

2017  Arte Contemporanea Bolsena, group exhibition with AMACI cultural association, Bolzano, Italy

2017  Galerie Pavlov’s Dog, group show, Berlin

2017  Permanent Artist @ THE ART SCOUTS, Berlin

2016  Participation of the official ART WEEK 2016, Berlin

2016  Participation of the official art fair ART BASEL, invited by an international committee of curators, Basel

2016  “NEW KINGDOM”, Solo Show, THE ART SCOUTS GALLERY, Berlin

2016  VERA KOCHUBEY MEETS OLIVER RATH, live painting performance, Rath-Factory, Berlin

2015  “NEVERLAND” – FLOFFERZ MAGAZINE issue 2 launch group exhibition, Gallery Olivier Robert, Paris

2015  “LOS ANGELES PROPHECIES”, artist residency & solo show, LA/California

2015  “There is no higher religion then…”, installation, painting, VERA KOCHUBEY meets Mads Dinesen/ off space : Kaufhaus Jandorf, Berlin Fashion week, Berlin

2015  Russian Contemporary Art Week, group show, The Ballery gallery, Berlin

2015  “Interpretations of black magic”, solo performance, live painting, Angel Orensanz Gallery space, Paris

2015  SESSION ZERO, live painting performance, Temporary space Where Is Jesus, Berlin

2015  “Künstler erschaffen neue Welten”, group show, Achtzig Galerie, Berlin

2014  International Art Fair BERLINER LISTE 2014, Postbahnhof / Berlin

2013  MACHT KUNST, group show, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin

2012  Berlin Unhinged Festival , group show, S0 36, Berlin

BIO

VERA KOCHUBEY (born 1986, Moscow, Russia)

 

1998  Moscow State Art School

2007  BA Psychology, National Research University, Moscow

2013  Master of Arts, Philosophy and Cultural Studies, IPU Berlin

2016  Contemporary Fine Art practice, Central St. Martins University of Arts, London

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