The Harriman Institute and the Kolodzei Art Foundation present the exhibit Sergei Volokhov: Theory of Reflection. Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation.

Sergei Volokhov. The Leader in my Room I, from the series The Theory of Reflection, 1987. Indian ink, mixed media on paper, 17 x 22 in.

This exhibition features selected paintings and drawings from the 1980s to the present by prominent Russian artist Sergei Volokhov.  These imaginative drawings on specially prepared paper are contemplations by the artist on Russian history and his personal memories. Volokhov perceives the surrounding environment as an inexhaustible opportunity to create art, and art as an opportunity for a metamorphosis of the imperfect world. His philosophical reflections on the phenomena of art and public life become a constant inspiration for his art process.

Sergei Volokhov. The Leader in my Room II, from the series The Theory of Reflection, 1987. Indian ink, mixed media on paper, 17 x 22 in.

Since 1990, Volokhov lives and works in Brussels. About his recent paintings Volokhov writes: “A point is a countdown from something, it is ‘the beginning and the end’. It is the universe that originated as, I suppose, from the concept of science/scientists from the point where matter and antimatter joined together. This is the beginning of my work, which ends in all the Provisional Laws. This is a continuation of the idea of the Malevich square.” In one of his recent painting  Volokhov quotes Vladimir Nabokov’ novel The Gift’s conclusion: “..the end: the shadows of my world extend beyond the skyline of the page, blue as tomorrow’s morning haze – nor does this terminate the phrase.”