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Opening of the exhibition #three_Konstantin Khudyakov: how it was

6 August 2020
Stereo-light panels instead of pictures, author's computer animation on the walls. From August 6 Underground Museum introduces free exhibition of Konstantin Khudyakov, the artist who was one of the first in Russia to start working with digital techniques and who also predetermined its popularity.

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Konstantin Khudyakov is the Honored Artist of the Russian Federation and President of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia. He is called a visionary artist and he was the first in the country to start working with digital techniques. At his 75, Konstantin Khudyakov believes that the art of the future will be created with the use of artificial intelligence.

The exhibition introduces the unique technique of the artist. Thus, he designed his stereo-light panels “Angel Has Arrived”, “The Golden Dragonfly” and “The Last Supper” in a computer program, then took 220 photographs and overlapped them on top of each other. When printing, Konstantin Khudyakov works with light and uses special pigments to create dynamics in the image. All this creates a mesmerizing three-dimensional image.
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“This is a unique technology and no one in the world has mastered it yet. No other country in the world can boast of the quality in which you see these stereo pictures. The thing is that we are working with a unique technologist, using unique equipment, and in my opinion this is the only machine that allows us to do most of the work for these stereo pictures,” said Konstantin Khudyakov.

The images depicted on the panels — the open mouth, the insect that seems to be artificially constructed, and the mannequins resembling those from cars crash tests are very typical for the art of Konstantin Khudyakov. For example, the image of an insect is found in hundreds of works by the master. The exhibition also presents the computer animation by Konstantin Khudyakov from the cycle “Did Not Expect”, filled with spatial, light, dynamic and volumetric effects and visual references to classical painting.

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“The works for the exhibition we have chosen together. The artist wanted to show exactly these stereo-light panels and animation in order to demonstrate some of his very vivid motives,” said Irina Osipova, deputy head of the department of Museum and Exhibition projects in Zaryadye park.

The colleagues of Konstantin Khudyakov from the Creative Union of Artists of Russia and the Russian Academy of Arts, friends and family members came to support the artist at the exhibition opening.

“The paintings fit here impressively, as if they were born here. As if the works were made for this place, or the place for these works,” said Sasha Khudyakova, the daughter of the artist.

“A stunning exhibition, Konstantin cannot have it any other way. He taught many people how to hold exhibitions. This is an artist who has a long-established world, you can see this here,” shared his opinion artist Alexander Ponomarev.

The exhibition will work in Underground Museum until August 30. The admission is free, but you should get the free ticket at the ticket office or via interactive terminals of the park.

For the safety of our guests during the period of restrictive measures, Underground Museum has developed temporary rules for visitors. Please find the rules here (in Russian).
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