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VALERIY CHTAK. MANY CATS. 2016 / 2018

VALERIY CHTAK. MANY CATS. 2016 / 2018

Facade, acrylic and aerosol paint

Valeriy Chtak is a conceptual artist from Moscow who accentuates the idea of the creation of a unified system out of a wide range of graphic, geometrical and textual symbols. The core distinguishing feature of his works is the use of contrast monochrome gamut. In his artistic practices, he often resorts to the creation of spatial wall frescoes — murals. In the fresco created in Vladivostok, the artist offers a riddle-like composition comprised of cats, dogs, and birds — the elements that frequently appear in his works, and also adds textual elements to it (e.g., the word "ain’t"that may replace many verbal structures).

Valery Chtak had been to Vladivostok twice and, during the second visit, he restored this mural. For this reason, the artwork has two artist’s signatures and two dates on it — 2016 and 2018.