Yakov Chernikhov 1889-1951: The Soviet Piranesi
Yakov Chernikhov 1889-1951: The Soviet Piranesi, is the first personal exhibition by any Russian avant-garde artist of the early 20th century in London for well over fifteen years.
Whilst Yakov Chernikhov was, first and foremost, a pioneering architect, he was also a theoretician and much of this exhibition of 47 works come from the Aristografiya series, showing this more theoretical side. Chernikhov had his own system of teaching which he described as Eksprimatika, a rule for new principles of drawing based on symmetry, the rhythm and relationship between component parts, constructions and colours.
In the 1920s Chernikhov organised his own Research and Experimental Laboratory of Architectural Forms and Methods where he sought to teach a, “lighter method of the teaching of drawing and its laws”. It is this independence of thought that marked out the Russian avant-garde as a movement unique for its time. Chernikhov, the ‘architect-composer’ believed that art could free the mind.
Yakov Chernikhov 1889-1951: The Soviet Piranesi is a selling exhibition of works by James Butterwick and Alon Zakaim Fine Art and will be on display at Alon Zakaim Fine Art, 5-7 Dover St. London W1S 4LD from 5 December 2018 until 21 January 2019. Gallery opening hours are 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday. Weekends by appointment only.
Alon Zakaim Fine Art, 5-7 Dover St. London W1S 4LD
Wed 5 Dec 2018 to Mon 21 Jan 2019