Neo-analytical constructivism this is the name of new art movement that Russian artist Ilya Kukushkin created. He is living in Europe more then ten years, but has not lost the artistic traditions of Russian art, Russian avant-garde of the last century, originated at a time in our country, abstractionism, constructivism and analytical skill.
An important artistic breakthrough Ilya Kukushkin made at the Düsseldorf Art Academy in the class of Mrs. Prof. Rissa discovering figurative direction, in which futuristic elements, an understanding of shapes and colors are located between Hard-edge and traditions of iconography. Where line – is a line. Touch of the brush and strokes are invisible. The plane is a color space. The selected color is always belongs only to it’s suitable form. In the combination of color, shape, space and harmony the artwork is born.
Color shapes in the space construct an object and deconstruct it in the same time in the direction of abstraction.
The light power of Ilya’s compositions is created by the construction of neighboring color planes, and achieves a single-layer paint level.
Vanguard artist Pavel Filonov carries along Kukushkin with his point of view of archaic forms, plastics and the perception of the totality that can be decomposed into its constituent privately with individual forms. As Malevich Kukushkin tries to turn a shapeless mass of colors in to the general layer color sound. The composition of color planes and the game creates the overall sound of the work. The composition of color planes creates the overall sound picture. The generality of his works create the beginning of the unique world, never seen before, and this picturesque world seems so fair.
1994 International art festival Sochi
1995 Group exhibition, art center Mutterstadt
1997 Group exhibition "Der Teeladen",Meckenheim
1998 Group exhibition "Bonn city of arts"
1999 Diploma exhibition ,Hurt
2000 Annually exhibition, Sochi,
International art festival, group exhibitions “Piramida”, “Maximum”
2001 "Maximum "II", Novorossiysk
2003 "South zone", Sochi
2005 Personal exhibition "Firmung", U7 gallery, Frankfurt am Main
2006 Art Karlsruhe, Art-Fair Koln
2007 Personal exhibition "Keine Worter-Neue Bilder", Hospitalhof Stuttgart
2008 Group exhibition "South zone", personal exhibition Kunstverien, Bonn
2009 Personal exhibition “Neoanalitical constructivism”Moscow
2010 Personal exhibition “Part and whole” Moscow
2011 Participate in art fair Just Mad, Madrid
2011 Participate in art fair Berliner liste, Berlin
2011 Participate in conteporary art show Blooom, Cologne
Born in 1974 in Sochi. In his family art was everything. His parents Tatiana Verbitskaya and Peter Kukushkin. All childhood he spent in art life of his parents, with exhibitions and vernisages. It was a serious influence, so after years to become an artist was the only one way for Iliya.
After school in 1991 Iliya entered graphic faculty of the Kuban state university. In this time Iliya first travels to Germany where he understood what contemporary art is. He was so inspired by the free art spirit that decided to enter art university in Bonn, Kurt Baumfeld’s class. Since then he started participating in exhibitions in Germany and in Russia. After graduation Iliya came back to his motherland, were he experiments in paintings and graphics, searching for his own way and style. In 2002 Iliya decided to move to Germany to graduate Düsseldorf Art Academy, professor Rissa class.