VALERY KOSHLIAKOV, collage and acrylic on canvas, 1996
several works in the collection

Koshliakov’s subjects are often landmarks in art history. As such, his imagination is limited to art traditions and culture. The artist chooses not to follow the trends in Russian art. He underlines his interest in ‘space’ with avant-garde methods, such as making collages using old cardboard and torn pictures. City was defaced once again by broad brushstrokes of paint and drippings on the composed surface. It expresses an ironic desire for a new era.