«Artistic styles and masterpieces of the past have a high value and may be a source of inspiration. But I am sure that such inspiration must be handled very carefully as it can lead in the wrong direction. An artist should trust the sense of time; time, which is known to consist of the past, present, and future. Deep in my mind I am, apparently, a futurist».– Konstantin Khudyakov
«Masterfully wielding the latest computer technology, Khudyakov achieves in his works volumetric virtuality of characters, which diagnoses the situation of penetration of virtuality and reality into each other – the situation, in which our perception of art is problematized».– Alexander Evangeli – Escaping density of being
Konstantin Khudyakov – is a distinguished Russian artist. He was born in the Saratov region of Russia in 1945. Now he lives and works in Moscow.
He uses digital technology as an essential part of his creative and presentation process.
He took his degree in Architecture in the Moscow Institute of Architecture (State Academy). While still a student, from 1965 to 1971 he was keen on Constructivism of the 1920s.
The large-scale project “City of the Future in Siberia.” was implemented under the influence of the British group “Archigram”, the American architect Paolo Soleri and the started construction of the World Trade Center in New York City by the architect Yamasaki. That project determined the main subject of Konstantin Khudyakov’s thesis for an academic degree. The hand-made micro video camera was to move inside a large paper model. After film editing the impression of the real urban environment and interiors came out.
Shortly after getting his degree in Architecture in 1971, Konstantin Khudyakov was appointed the Chief artist at the Central Museum of Lenin in Moscow. For 10 years, from 1972 to 1981 Khudyakov was engaged in the realization of his reconstruction project of main exhibition halls of the Central Museum of Lenin, that comprised the design of museum equipment, design and implementation of expositions in the Soviet Union, and also in the countries of the socialist camp, Switzerland, Finland, Yemen, France. Subsequently Khudyakov also developed the architectural and design concept of the building reconstruction of the Central Museum of Lenin.
For the design of the affiliates of the Central Museum of Lenin in the town of Frunze in 1984 Khudyakov was awarded the title of Honored Artist of the Kyrgyz SSR.
But the pursuit of the development and application of innovative technologies in the arts, as well as avant-garde outlook encouraged Khudyakov to switch to dissident art activity. Airbrushing and photography were the main tools of Khudyakov that time.
In the late 1980’s – early 1990’s, while working entirely on his own, the artist puts the camera and then the video projector into his arsenal. He continues to work with the airbrush, develops computer-digital technologies and programs. Khudyakov generates a bank of digital images, consisted of several tens of thousands of images. Projects “Deisis”, “Hotel Russia”, “Russian Landscape”, “Moscow panorama”, “Life of Insects”, “Map of the World” – all of them created through the synthesis of the arts.
Khudyakov connects the microcosm with the macrocosm: he peers intently into the smallest details of the world (the series “Life of Insects”) and creates his own version of the “Last Supper”, presented at the 54th Venice Art Biennale 2011.
Khudyakov is one of the first artists in Russia to use digital media, inventing “Multi-Touch Art”, through which digital images are processed on a computer and then presented on an interactive screen. Always fascinated by an idiosyncratic perception of the world around him, he has tried (first as an architect and then as an artist) to interact and change the viewer’s own perception. In this sense, the cinema has played an important role in the creation of his works that were initially characterized by mega screens reproducing images of a stereoscopic and perimetric vision, similar to that of a fly, and which later evolved into interactive systems.
Since 2010 Konstantin Khudyakov has been completely focused on creative holography.
His pioneer light box with hologram named “Karl Marx” and depicting Senior Jean Blanchaert, resembling Karl Heinrich Marx, the German philosopher, was exhibited at the Art Biennale in Venice in 2011, within the Glasstress project.
A process of shooting involves an extraordinary technological array: a high-resolution digital camera which moved along a rail taking 160 images over several seconds, and subsequently a 3-D data scanner.
Holographic stereograms are being constructed from a sequence of still photographic images shot from different angles. These could be taken by a video camera which is to move from left to right, taking multiple frames in a single five to eight-second pass. Or they could be taken digitally, from 3-dimensional object. Being integrated into a LED light box, holograms become a part of the accomplished artwork.
Khudyakov’s work – is an attempt to create an image of a Superman, as well as an image of the new religious art («Deisis»). His stereo images, interactive panels and digital large format canvases are created with high technologies and innovative methods of their synthesis, and at the same time they solve actual creative tasks.
Konstantin Khudyakov is a President of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia, Chairman of the art gallery “M’Ars” in Moscow, member of the Russian Academy of Arts, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation.
Khudyakov’s works are on permanent display at the State Tretyakov Gallery and the M’ARS Museum in Moscow; the Yaroslavl Art Museum in Russia; the ZigZag Venture Group corporate collection in the U.S.; and the Crystal Art Co. collection in Japan.
Among the most important exhibitions that featured works by Konstantin Khudyakov are:
Russian XX Century Art, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, New York, NY (New York, 1992); Hotel Russia at the Tallinn International Print Triennial (2001); Deisis, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, 2004; “Glasstress” – 54th Venice Art Biennale, Venice, 2011
– design of the exposition of the Soviet pavilion at the festival of the newspaper “L’Unita” in Bologna (Italy).
1975 – 1980
– design of more than 100 exhibitions of the Museum of Lenin in the USSR and abroad (Switzerland, Finland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Vietnam, Cuba, Bulgaria, Yemen, Mongolia, France).
From 1977 to 1987
– participation in the annual exhibitions of paintings of the group “20 Moscow Artists” in the basements of the Municipal Committee of the artists – plots at the Malaya Gruzinskaya street, 28 (the exhibition was visited by about one million people).
– organization of the gallery “M’ARS”, member of board of the gallery.
– exhibition of the group of artists “Object” in Moscow at the Malaya Gruzinskaya street. Curator V. Nemuhin
– group exhibition in Heraklion, Greece (gallery “M’ARS”).
– group exhibition in French cities (gallery “M’ARS”).
– group exhibition of the M’ARS'” artists in the exhibition center of Bramante at Piazza del Poppolo in Rome, Italy.
– participation in the exhibition “New Russian Art” (collection of A.Gleyzer) in the CHA.
– participation in the exhibition “Dream is the generated artistic consciousness” in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
– participation in the exhibition “Russian art of the XXth century” in the Nassau County Museum in New York (affiliate «Frick Collection»).
1992 – 1993
– two exhibitions “Three Russian artists” in the city of Murcia, in the city of Madrid (Spain).
– “Tokyo Art Expo.” ART-MIF-1 and ART-MIF-2.
– exhibition “Russian Collection in Japan” in Osaka and in Fukuoka.
– exhibition in Beirut (Lebanon).
– exhibition “Gallery in the Gallery” at the State Tretyakov Gallery.
– implementation of the project “Russian Collection. The end of the XXth century “- the second show.
1996 – 1997
– implementation of the project “World of sensible things in pictures. The end of the XXth century”. State Museum of Fine Arts named after A.Pushkin.
– exhibition “Russian Collection” at the Palais des Nations in Geneva (Switzerland).
– exhibition of the project “World of sensible things in pictures” in the State Museum of Fine Arts named after A.Pushkin.
– ART DIGITAL-2003 (International Exhibition), M’ARS, Moscow
– exhibition “Deisis” in the State Tretyakov Gallery on the Crimean shaft
– ART DIGITAL-2004 (“I click, therefore, I exist”) (International Exhibition) M’ARS, Moscow, First Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art
– ART DIGITAL-2005 (“Digitized love”) (International Exhibition), M’ARS, Moscow
– Silver Award in the category “Portrait of the Year” – European Prize LEAD AWARDS 2005, Hamburg
– “ARTIST AND ARMS”. NCCA and M’ARS
– «GOOTT SEHEN» (Kunstmuseum des Kanton Thugau. Dorothee Messmer.)
– Project «Hotel Russia», which includes several other projects (“Whirlpool”, “New Russian font”, “Farewell of Slav”, etc.) – Center for Contemporary Art “M’ARS”
– “Time of Changes” – exhibition at the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg.
– exhibition of “The Master and Margarita” in Florence.
– “I BELIEVE!” – SRC “Winery”.
– exhibition “New Acquisitions” in the National Centre for Contemporary Art in Moscow.
– exhibition “New Angelarium” at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art.
– exhibition in the Gallery MIMI FERZT in New York.
– “Moscow-New York”, in the National Centre for Contemporary Art in Moscow.
– “Moscow-New York” in New York City, Chelsea.
– exhibition in the gallery «ALBERT BENAMOU» under The Moscow World Fine Art Fair.
– presentation of the Multi-Art “Morning of the Strelets’ execution” and “Angel Eyes, did not expect”. Perm Museum of Contemporary Art. MoskvaApolis.
– presentation of the Multitouch-Art “Mirror Dreams” and “Woman & Fly” under the 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.
– “Sixth Plus” – CCA M’ARS, NCCA, Zurab Tsereteli Gallery, CCA “Winery”. (Catalogue) As part of the 3rd Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art
– “Chaos – Space” – Center of Fine Arts in Bratislava (Slovakia). (Catalogue)
– “ART-DIGITAL -09» – CCA M’ARS. (As part of the 3rd Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art)
– “Night at the Museum” – Perm State Museum of Contemporary Art. (Catalogue)
– “DEISIS” – Dimitrovgrad Cultural Center (Ulyanovsk region), Lenin Memorial Complex (Ulyanovsk), Historical and Architectural Reserve in Usolye (Perm region).
– “Journey with the easel” – The State Russian Museum, the Museum-Reserve “TSARITSYNO”. (Catalogue)
– Gallery “AIDAN” at FIAC -2009. Paris. Stereo-light panels.
– Exhibitions of Innovative Technologies in Perm, St. Petersburg and Moscow. Interactive digital painting “ANGEL EYES, DID NOT EXPECT”
– exhibition at the Center for Fine Arts in Bratislava «Gloria military».
– exhibition at the Darwin’s Museum “The Origin of Darwin”
– October, 5 – November, 7 – personal exhibition “The Art of HD” at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art of the Russian Academy of Arts
– personal exhibition in gallery “Triumph” in Moscow.
– exhibition of Russian Academy of Fine Arts in Paris.
– exhibition from the MMSI, “If I only knew”, Moscow.
– February auction
«PHILLIPS de PURY&COMPANY».
– Personal exhibition in gallery «CARE-DORE» in Monaco. (About 20 works on canvas and 3 stereo-light panels)
– exhibition of members of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts in Pyatigorsk
– personal exhibition in gallery «MIMI-FERZT» in New York. (About 30 works on canvas)
– member of the project GLASSTRESS as part of the 54th Art Biennale in Venice
– Art Moscow Fair 2011 – ART&SPACE Gallery, Munich
– KONSTANTIN KHUDYAKOV. “HIGH-RESOLUTION ART” -Exhibition halls of the Russian Academy of Arts. Moscow, Russia
– Art Moscow Fair 2012 – ART&SPACE Gallery, Munich
– Art Moscow Fair 2013 – ART&SPACE Gallery, Munich
– ICONS – Exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg
– “Born to fly and crawl” – The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
– Personal exhibition – Gallery Carre Dore, Monte Carlo
-UNPAINTED new media art fair – Postpalast, München, Germany