Andrej Strachov was born in 1973 in Izhevesk, the capital city of the Udmurt Republic in Russia.A student of Cultural Studies at the prestigious Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Andrej began making collages in 1995.He is the author of various literary texts and a member of the indie label, PDV & Ritmika Records which features sounds from the Ukraine's underground music scene.Andrej currently lives and works in the Ukraine.
"A Pictorial universe caught in a state
of continuous transformation."
Historically, collage emerged as an analogue medium in which image fragments are assembled after a fashion that may dissimulate, but never entirely efface, their heterogeneity and thus the discontinuities that structure the image.There is then a measure of irony, even perversity, in Andrej Strachov’s use of this medium to create a pictorial universe caught in a state of continuous transformation, as if he were out less to assemble an image than to follow the emulsive moment in which what is spills into appearance.Here objects do not abut or overlap, as in Heartfield or Hoche; they slip into and glide across one another, become swallowed up in one another, forming anamorphic mirrors of a world whose native element is fluid.These works exist somewhere in the iconographic neighbourhood of Holbein’s skull and Dali’s melting watch,the smudged figures of Francis Bacon and the wet robotics of early Cronenberg.These are manifestoes on behalf of the idea that form’s primitive emergence is to be sought in the drip, the smudge, and the stain.That, post- Photoshop, they were made with a pair of scissors speaks on behalf of both the virtuosity and the perversity of the enterprise.
Andrew Payne, PhD
Andrew Payne is a critic and theorist whose writing and research probes the historical and contemporary connections that link the modernization of architecture as an intellectual discipline to the modernization of other intellectual-disciplinary domains, e.g., philosophy, literature, and the visual arts.
Selected works from, Fractures of the Jaws In Peacetime, Andrej Strachov, 2015
The Archives of Dr. Nazarenko - 1956
The Archives of Dr. Nazarenko -1955
The Archives of Dr. Nazarenko - 1957
The Archives of Dr. Nazarenko - 1954
Ghosts - Andrej Strachov
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