(published on 6 May 2016)
Through whatever lens a viewer observes a work of art, be it political, philosophical, historical, purely stylistic, or iconographical, or perhaps in search of connections to works by other artists, it begins for me by interacting with the work directly in front of me and by desiring to understand what might have been on the artist’s mind during the process of creation.
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Bilder als Gäste
Anmerkungen zur Bildwelt von Yury Kharchenko
Über den 1986 in Moskau geboren und 2008 mit 22 Jahren als Meisterschüler von der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf abgegangenen deutsch-russischen Maler Yury Kharchenko und sein Werk ist schon viel Wegweisendes und Weiterführendes gesagt und geschrieben worden.
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Yury Kharchenko’s Houses
With his twelve wall-sized paintings in the cycle “The 12 tribes of Israel” the artist Yury Kharchenko opens up unchartered terrain to the art of painting
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Kharchenko & Practical Transcendence
(published 26. March 2011)
The Young-Hegelian ideologists, in spite of their allegedly “world-shattering” statements, are the staunchest conservatives.
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The uncertainty of the invisible
(published in 2011)
Yury Kharchenko’s paintings are like fairytale forests, whose changeable moods are seductive and unsettling at the same time.
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The Spiritual on Canvas
(published in 2011)
“Being Between Two Worlds” is the title of Yury Kharchenko’s series of small-format oil paintings on canvas from the years 2006/7, which may quite rightly be considered Yury Kharchenko’s first important group of works. Since then much has changed in his work; in the paintings of recent years he has clearly continued down the artistic path upon which he embarked with this series: the palette has become darker, the formats have increased in size several times over, and his painting style has become more confident.
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Jacques Derrida fragt nach dem Idiom in der Malerei. Er stellt die Frage übergreifend nach dem Idiom in der Malerei. Insofern stellt er eine idiomatische Frage und das in Bezug auf die Malerei.
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