1997, Moscow, Russia
Vladimir Kartashov is a Russian artist.
Kartashov received his degree in painting from the Novosibirsk Art School, and participated in the Winzavod CCA Open Studios art residency in Moscow.
Kartashov explores the game space where he spends most of his time, making copies of the virtual worlds and embedding them into everyday life.
By combining the traditions of Mexican Muralism and New Leipzig School, Vladimir invents a brand new style – Cyber Baroque. Glitch-like effects on traditional hosts, idealised fantasy characters, angle shifts as if caused by 'lagging' – these and many other techniques enable Vladimir to shatter traditional ideas of perspective and explore the versatility of the brand new user-generated reality. Will humans disappear altogether? Will they go on to exist as disembodied artificial intelligence? Or will we go back to the post-Apocalyptic Mad Max version of materialism? These are questions Vladimir provides numerous possible answers to.
Selected solo shows:
ARCADIA: VR-project – ZIL Cultural Center, Moscow, Russia, 2019.
Pattern Recognition – Workshop of the Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantine Sorokin Foundation, Moscow, Russia 2019.
Come Look at Me – START, Winzavod CCA, Moscow, Russia, 2017.
Selected group shows:
Cosmorama XVIII – Museum of Moscow, Russia, 2019.
Victory Over the White – Open Studios, Winzavod CCA, Moscow, Russia 2018.
Strange, Lost, Unseen, Useless – Red Hall, Winzavod CCA, Moscow, Russia, 2018.