Anya Tish Gallery presents Maxim Wakultschik: "One Thousand and One" opening reception
Maxim Wakultschik continues to explore his captivating perspective on contemporary portraiture in cutting edge work select- ed for this exhibition through a unique combination of sculpture, painting, and objects that employ nontraditional materials. Each pop art-like portrait is created out of thousands of hand painted wooden sticks meticulously placed to form multicolor images.
In "One Thousand and One," the artist expands his practice beyond portraiture, this time in the form of wall-dependent constructions inspired by Persian carpets. Wakultschik’s technique can be compared to Tibetan monks pouring individual grains of sand to form ritualistic mandalas, and his densely patterned and luminously colorful works display a playfulness contrasting with the meticulous process of their creation.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through October 6.