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Vova Perkin (b. 1995) was born in Maykop. He started his creative path with graffiti drawing in 2008. Founder of the Perkinism direction (2017), "Notre Utopie" group of artists (2015) , the All-Russian Perkinnale of Contemporary Art (2019). His work is positive, filled with bright and contrasting colors, the grotesque, and all the plots and heroes of the paintings are interconnected, the total number of characters inhabiting the artist's world has exceeded 1500. Fly Tsokotuha herself gave her heart and became forever a fan of Vova Perkin, and the collective art is one of the favorite tools of the creative work of "Perkinism". The idea of collective creativity is the settlement of the world map of the future "Notre Utopie" with characters and locations taken from real life and invented by the artists themselves.  Participated in major festivals, awards and exhibitions: Zverev Art Prize (2021), Sergey Kuryokhin International Festival (2016), Children’s Archstoyanie Festival (2020), Cosmoscow International Fair (2018, 2019) and others. In 2021, Vova entered the rating of the most promising Russians "30 under 30" in the "Art" nomination of Forbes Russia magazine. As a guest artist, he collaborated with major brands (Cartier, Ray Ban, NYX Professional Makeup ). Vova also oversees the annual exhibitions of his team and invited artists.  

Works in various techniques: painting, graphics, soft sculpture, photography, performance. In 2020, he wrote and published his first poem "The Tower Under Repair" with illustrations by Vova Perkin, Dima Makonda and Lisa Plaksa.

 

Works are in the collections of: RuArts Foundation, ART4 Museum, Street Art Museum, Kuryokhin Centre of Contemporary Art, Museum of Moscow, AZ Museum, SDV Arts & Science Foundation, Dymov Keramika, as well as in private collections in Russia and abroad.

MANIFESTO “PERKINISM”  

FOLK ART IS AN IDEA,  

NAIVE ART IS A LIFE,  

NONCOFORMISM IS A NECESSITY,  

PERKINISM IS A CABLE CAR,  

CONNECTING THREE VERTICALS “H”  

NUMEROUS TOOL OF CREATIVE WORK!  

AN OBSESSION AS A LEADING STAR!  

COLLECTIVISM AND REUNION  

YOU WILL BE FOUND!

 

 

Selected exhibitions and projects:  

 

2022

"Art Madrid Contemporary Art Fair", Madrid, Spain.

2021

"New beautiful exhibition", Zaryadye, Moscow.

"Electric Garden", Center for Contemporary Art Radiance, Apatity.

"Zverev Art Prize", Center for Contemporary Art Winzavod, Moscow.

"Second Perkinnale of Contemporary Art", Gallery "HERE on Taganka", Moscow.

Archstoyanie Children's, Nikola-Lenivets.

2020

"Night of the Arts 2020", Kazansky railway station, Moscow.

"Notre Utopie: 1000 Characters", Richter Space, Moscow.

"Kryukrinoksy", Gallery "HERE on Taganka", Moscow.

“I lost the trail of the world ”, Richter Space, Moscow.

2019

 

"The First Perkinnale of Contemporary Art", ART4 Museum, Moscow.

"Very strange things", MYTH Gallery, St. Petersburg.

"Green children of Limpopo", Gallery "HERE on Taganka", Moscow.  

"My District", Museum of Moscow, Moscow.

2018

“Fly Tsokotukha's Bathhouse”, ART4 Museum, Moscow.

"Circus! Circus! Circus!", ART4 Museum, Moscow.

“Sea figure freeze in place”, 30 Facets of Movement, TsPKiO im. Gorky, Moscow.

“Going with the flow of life with a smile on your face”, Project STEN.CCA Winzavod, Moscow.

2017

"HAHAHAMOSCOW/MOSKVAHAHAHA", ART4 Museum, Moscow.

"On the other end", Sochi.

"Drum of Folly", Studio 50A, Moscow.

"Riders of intoxication", Moscow.

2016

"Merry Carousel", Gallery "HERE on Taganka" Moscow.  

"Overripe fingers of elephants", Gallery "HERE on Taganka" Moscow.  

"365MM", Red October.

"On the other end", Kazan.