Vladimir Chernyshev

Vladimir Chernyshev focuses on working with the endangered cultural landscape, creating large-scale site-specific installations that do not have final versions and change under the influence of the environment. His studio practice revolves around thoroughly executed series of etchings and drawings referring to several barely readable mythologemes: arch, stars, shadow, rainbow, butterfly and flame.


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).

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