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Sergei Sviatchenko - REVISITED


Edition - EIKON REVISITED

EIKON issues with collage cover, 2022
21 x 28 cm
signed
Edition: 18 unique copies

The edition is sold with a custom-made clip-on frame out of plexiglas, allowing the work to be hung on a wall or positioned freely as a sculptural object.

Portfolio and package prices upon request (via office@eikon.at).

Price: € 770,00 (incl. 10% VAT)

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Description

"No history is ever complete, no image the sole possibility: The Ukrainian-born artist Sergei Sviatchenko reminds us of this with his disruptive collages.
For EIKON, Sviatchenko reinterpreted a selection of magazine covers from the archive. The original photograph was to remain recognizable, while the collage was to become a homage to the creators of the original. As a result of the mirroring, duplication, and concealment of various motifs and forms, the covers have an effect ranging from hypnotic and playful to disorienting and unsettling, depending on the viewer. In any case, however, they feed our desire for new stories." (Margit Mössmer, EIKON #119, S. 44)

The edition EIKON REVISITED will be presented at this year’s viennacontemporary.

Danish-Ukrainian artist Sergei Sviatchenko, born in 1952 in Kharkiv, Ukraine, is one of the most influential innovators of contemporary collage. His oeuvre cuts through the boundaries of traditional and contemporary visuals, merging pop culture with politics, history, science and architecture in his ground-breaking art work.
Growing up in the Ukraine in 1960s, Sviatchenko witnessed firsthand the revolutionary shifts in global society and contemporary culture. From Khrushchev’s tomb to Gorbachev’s new openness and the fall of the Wall, and the revolutionary extension of the West, bringing with it a new flourish of pop culture and artistic expression. In Sviatchenko’s work we see the reflections of decades of artistic exploration. From Soviet Avant-Garde art, architecture and Constructivism, to World War II Surrealism, and the 1960s American Expressionists and Pop music, and the films of director Andrei Tarkovsky.
A provocateur in the world of contemporary art, Sviatchenko’s collages and paintings have been exhibited in Denmark, Ukraine, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, England, Canada, and the USA and featured in celebrated magazines such as Dazed & Confused, AnOther, Kilimanjaro, Varoom, Elephant, This is a magazine, Rojo, Viewpoint and Blueprint. He is also the founder and editor of fashion journal Close Up and Private, which looks to capture the discourse between clothing, style and image. In 2020, Sviatchenko realised a life-long dream by founding a new  festival – LESS Festival of Contemporary Collage, in Viborg Denmark.

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