Andrey Klassen, Café Raduga

Andrey Klassen, born in 1984, works almost exclusively with ink on paper, moving between drawing and painting. His colours are endless shades between black and white. The artist’s primary interest is to breathe life into his stories. Apparently effortlessly, he subjects a wide range of different ink techniques to this goal. With great ease, Klassen finds the right shades of grey for his varied scenes, playing virtuosically with different perspectives, submerging his figures and creatures sometimes into darkness, sometimes into a half-shadow, or bathing them in light. Even abstract compositions, following a certain dream logic, are easily integrated into his works.

Edited by Hamish Morrison Galerie
Text by Lisa Gelhard
German / English
Berlin, 2011
10 Euro