Konstantin KORNAKOV


Konstantin Kornakov
artist, designer, photographer.

Was born in 1970 in Moscow, graduated in art education from Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry, Moscow Academy of Textile, art-graphical department. At the moment Konstantin works in a sphere of design and advertising. In last years much attention was paid to development of his own projects in a sphere of visual art and video art.
The author sees the photography and video-art as a locomotive trend in his art. The main lines are the examination of two-dimensional world, the fixation of reality aesthetics with no human participation, the admiration of nature rhythmics, the examination of “accidental” display of aesthetics codes as a result of continuous act of universal creation. Konstantin Kornakov investigates the world from a position which are not assuming presence in it anything ugly. ” Impossibility of absence of beauty ” – he sais. Cultural and aesthetic codes and frams received by mankind during its humanitarian development makes to see harmony in any fragment of the reality difficult for us. 20th century has broken barriers and has considerably moved apart borders of ideas about beauty and a subject of art. Continuing this movement Konstantin Kornakov is interested casually arisen, sometimes man-made, sometimes in not man-made “surfaces” of environment, finding and revealing picturesque pieces, sculptural compositions, refined graphic, created by unknown anybody, or, actually, nobody.

However, looking at the anonymous works of art fixed by him from a huge museum of the surrounded us reality, willy-nilly you start to see another aspect of display of those aesthetic codes: whether the palette casually got out, who drove a hand of the anonymous painter, whence there was an ideal composition? Whether the fine sensation of harmony, feeling of a proportion, vision of color are given to the person from a birth as a gift from the God, the nature and the previous generations? Or (another side!), only the artist owning cultural codes and knowledge as to crack them, can find, see, take and fix a paintings worthy brushes of an outstanding abstract artist from a piece of a wall or a strip of the asphalted road?Modern art proclaims the ideas of freedom and innovation. But in reality it is in captivity of the same subjective, moral and aesthetic dogma that influences a person many centuries. Initially the humanity chose a set of several aesthetic codes, took a step into the tunnel of a one-way movement, maneuvered there depending on circumstances, ruling opinion and necessity. The humanity created and developed its own aesthetic stamps based on religious, ethnic and social grounds. Within the bounds of those aesthetic codes the mankind developed self-perfection, immersion to details, craftsmen mastery. The artist sees his mission in returning the initial understanding of art and aesthetics as an absolute consent with impossibility of their absence in the world and in every human act. Every person has sense organs for a constant appreciation of beauty and harmony of our world and yourself inside it. And taking this assertion into consideration the author tries to research the aesthetic codes in things that historically nobody found aesthetic, tries to cast a look at this world as a wise, artistically experienced stranger who perceives this world with a new fresh sight. The objects of a research are things of natural origin that are already inseparably bound into one indivisible world. The author is interested in display of objects and events, in absence of early acquired aesthetic codes complex of human influence. In other words the artist explores things that initially were not influenced by a human or this influence was accidental and did not care the ancient aesthetic tradition.

The author is interested not only the visual world but also in audible and tactile. He explores texture and rhythmical interaction of surfaces, accidental tectonic compositions, and interim changes of nature as a majority of insufficiently explored aesthetic codes. Such things undoubtedly fragmentally display in life and art but only as a trend not turned into a world outlook model or a logical concept (liking for uncontrolled textures in art and design, hidden camera video, video made by a subjective camera in filmmaking, experiments in music and architecture).