Yury Kharchenko: New StepsPosted by On

Darkwing Duck in Front of Auschwitz - Image Courtesy Carl Kruse Art Blog

Darkwing Duck at Auschwitz

Scrooge McDuck - courtesy Carl Kruse Art Blog

Scrooge McDuck Protects His Money in Front of Auschwitz

Beyond Abstract Expressionism

BERLIN, BERLIN, GERMANY, November 9, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — During the past 11 years, artist Yury Kharchenko’s work has reflected on his Jewish identity, which influenced his youth in the final years of the Soviet Union as well as his upbringing and artistic education and life in Germany. In a time of increasing anti-Semitism and right- and left wing populism, Kharchenko’s recent artwork breaks new ground, making it clear that he will not retreat, that he will assert his existence vehemently and self-confidently.

Many of Kharchnko’s earlier paintings could be affiliated with Abstract Expressionism, such as his well-known series of houses. His newest work departs dramatically from this perspective, and finds him blending pop culture figures with fantasies of violence and tabooed references…

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