KOLYA KONSTANTINOV. FIRST OF ALL, AN ARTIST! ///

16THLINE PRESENTS SOLO EXHIBITION BY NIKOLAY KONSTANTINOV «KOLYA KONSTANTINOV. FIRST OF ALL, AN ARTIST!»

Opening:22 May, 19:00
On view: 22 May - 20 June

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Nikolay Konstantinov is a legend of the Rostov underground scene, a member of the "Art or Death" group and the "Pekin Rou Rou" band that were quite bright phenomena on the post-Soviet art and music scene. For example, the "Art or Death" group included well-known representatives of Russian contemporary art as Koshlyakov , Avdei Ter-Oganyan and Yuri Shabel'nikov .
The exhibition is dedicated to the birthday of the artist Nikolay Konstantinov, he should have been 53 years old. Unfortunately, he died in May 2006.

The exhibition features paintings, drawings, sketches, costumes, jewelry, clay ocarinas, documentary photos and videos from the personal archive of the artist's family.
In the 90s - early 2000s Nikolay Konstantinov took an active part in the Rostov art community and had a great influence on a whole generation of young artists.
Curated by Angelina Puchkova

Opening Hours: 12:00-21:00,Tue-Sun
Free admission

Contacts:

Tatiana Provorova
Managing Director of 16thLINE and Makaronka
+7 903 43 20 550 / t@line16.com

Leyly Aslanova
Curator of 16thLINE
+7 919-876-43-12 / aslanleyly@gmail.com

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Nikolay Konstantinov is one of the most active members of the "Art or Death" group, a regular participant of all stage and studio projects by the Rostov cult band "Pekin Rou Rou". Born on 22nd May, 1961 in Zheleznovodsk . In 1970 his family moved to Rostov- on-Don. He graduated from the Rostov Grekov Arts College in 1984. In March 1988 he participated at the "One-day exhibition" by the future art group "Art or Death" ("Priboy" factory art centre, Taganrog) . He was among founders of the "Urblud Dramader" intuitive music group in the period from 1999 to 2006, performed with them as a singer and a poet , created costumes, played the flute and used his paintings as scores for musical works at the concerts, in particular, in the audio plays "Sleeping shoes " and "Here's the young lady". In May 2003, he recorded his solo album "Cholesterol Boogie" together with the musicians of the "М.Я.С.О" (meat), "Anti-music" and "The Church of Childhood" groups at the studio of Dunka's club.
His works are in private collections in the USA, Germany, Russia. Died on 3rd May, 2006. Buried in Rostov -on-Don.