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by Iakov Chernikhov


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Iakov Chernikhov was a constructivist architect and graphic designer born in Pavlograd in the Russian Empire (now Ukraine) in 1889.

Chernikhov wrote many books highlighting his ideas and interests in the Russian futurist movement in the 1920s and 1930s. Russian Futurism rejected the past and focused on an interest in speed, machinery, industry and the destruction of academies, museums and urbanism.

Only a small number of Chernikhov’s projects were ever built and of those that were, very few survive. One of his surviving buildings is the tower of the 'Red Nailer' factory in St. Petersburg. Chernikhov was distrusted by the Stalinist regime leading the Soviet Union at the time of his work being produced due to his unique and avant-garde ideas.

This drawing is part of a series of compositional studies he made. Concentric circles of dots swirl about one another to form overlapping squares - an unexpected interplay of texture and shape. Looking closely, the pattern of the dots could be the surface of something living. It is a beautiful and intriguing work.

Width: 28 cm
Height: 29 cm
Depth: 3.5 cm
Weight: 0.97 kg

Giclée printed on Hahnemühle 60% hemp fine art paper with conservation grade mount board and spacers.

Float mounted within a hand-crafted FSC poplar frame and fitted with a poplar subframe, for additional structural support, and to allow the frame to sit flush against the wall.

UV filtering, anti-reflective glass.

Hand-painted in 'Sandcastle' by Colourman and finished with matt varnish.

Limited edition of 500

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