Yakov Khorev is an artist from Nizhny Novgorod, a member of the Muddlehood street art collective (Andrey Olenev, Anton Morokov, Fedor Makhlayuk, Yakov Khorev).
Khorev graduated from the Centre for Gifted Children boarding school (2008) and the Nizhny Novgorod State Linguistic University (2013), where he studied and shared a dormitory with street artist Anton Morokov.
The main body of his works is based on the transformation of visual imagery by superimposing formal geometric structures. Vivid images that cause an unambiguous reaction: textures of urban architecture, advertising clippings, photographs from glossy magazines – get covered in patterns of monochromatic figures. Works often feature text showcasing the artist's puns or deliberate mistakes that emphasise the fluctuation and shifting nature of familiar words and objects.
Yakov Khorev – TOLK gallery, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 2014.
The Wall – Winzavod CCA, Moscow, Russia, 2011.
Muddlehood – TOLK Gallery, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 2014.
Street Romantics – Nagornaya Gallery, Moscow, Russia 2015.
Living Alive – NCCA, Moscow, 2017