KIRILL RAVE


A native Moscovite, Kirill creates art through series of digital manipulations and deformations. Each work starts as a color composition, shape, or image, then transformed digitally through algorithms and glitch experimentation. Producing works in series, Kirill focuses on the process of creation itself, documenting the algorithms and computer glitches used in each piece.

  1. When did you first start making art?

I’ve been painting almost from birth. One of the brightest impressions of my childhood was when my mother drew a three-dimensional ball on a flat sheet, I decided that this is magic and I need to study it! Over time, my hobby began to transform.

  1. How would you describe your style?

For me, aesthetics in art are higher than political subjects, the desire to present a lesson or to show what is good and what is bad. My art is directed towards contemplation of the world, dreams of new discoveries, abilities and power of imagination. I believe that beauty will save the world. The only goal is to create and contemplate. I never know exactly how the next project will end and I’m always happy to feel like a spectator.

  1. How has your art evolved over the years?

Since 2012, a new stage has begun in my work and I have formed an idea of what I will do next.

At the moment I try to develop in several directions:

– festival (experiments and freestyle / performances on the basis of a well-formed concept);

– gallery (installations, sculptures and paintings);

– combination of festival and gallery directions;

Constant search for new genres, ideas and ways to implement projects is the only opportunity for me to dynamically develop, not focusing on what has been achieved.

  1. What are the inspirations for your art? (Music, nature, etc ..)

… it would be nice to deal with this, but no, I do not know! What inspires me this time is always a surprise!

  1. How does living in Russia influence your art?

In Russia, it’s very common to do “everything from nothing”, sometimes I feel that it really works for me!

  1. What are some of your favorite artists?

Anish Kapoor and Richard Serra.

  1. What is your creative process like?

My creative process always starts with an idea, then I do sketches, which I publish in the Instagram, then I compose the projects from them.

  1. How long does it take you to complete a painting?

The process of creating works always requires a lot of time and concentration. Even if I manage to realize everything in one day, I always leave in reserve a day for the opportunity to fix something. I love accuracy and thoughtfulness.

  1. What is the key element in creating a work?

I just have to surprise myself, become a spectator and want to see the idea realized! If this does not happen for a long time, I slowly but surely plunge into depression.

  1. What do you want people to take away from your work? What do you want your work to make them feel?

Each of my works is a topic for thinking, where the most important is self-knowledge and immersion in the world of figurative thinking.

MORE WORKS FROM KIRILL

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Series: Melting Water

A series of works continues experiments with deformations of structures to create a “New Reality”. Works represent an analogue of the natural process, when water crystallizes, and then melts, turning into thawed water. Each image is created on the basis of fractals, then it was decomposed into polygons (crystallized), then again fractalized, which caused melted forms to appear in the works (similar to ice melting). Thus, a new abstract structure was obtained for further experiments.