Yakov Khorev (b. 1991) — an artist from Nizhny Novgorod, participant of the Muddlehood informal art association. The main collection of works is built on transformation of visual images by overlapping them with formal geometric structures. Bright images, causing univocal programmed reaction — textured surfaces of city buildings, advertising clippings, photographs from glossy magazines — the artist covers with repeating monochrome figures. An original image becomes a background for abstract visual compositions, completely losing its initial meaning. Oftentimes, his works include texts containing authorial wordplay and intentional mistakes, underlying instability and changeability of familiar words and objects.
Alisa Savitskaya, Artem Filatov