Vladimir Chernyshev investigates national traditions and forms of cultural memory, relationships between city and country, transformations of archeptical images in modern culture.
Vladimir Chernyshev is a multi-disciplinary artist from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Vladimir began to work as a street artist in 2010, but then gradually moved away from street art. His “Derelict village” project (2013-2018) marks a transition to long-term research projects. Within this project he has visited abandoned countries in different regions of Russia. Initially the strategy of interaction with country was inherited from practices of street art. The artist has worked out his own system of symbols which he painted on a desert houses facades and which began to develop in other forms and media (videos, photos and photo documentations,installations).