ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A professional designer and artist, curator and graduate of the design faculty of the A.L. Stieglitz State Art and Industry Academy in St. Petersburg. The theme of his diploma was ‘The Game as a Design Method', and it seems that this principle formed the basis of all of the author’s further creative activity. Even today he ‘plays' with form, volume and space.
Since 1997 Lublinsky has been collaborating with galleries, museums and other institutions as an artist and curator. He has taken part in about a hundred notable public art projects and dozens of solo exhibitions in Russia and abroad. The author’s best known works are his little red men in Perm, ‘The Most Beautiful Horses in the World' on the square by the Manege in the centre of St. Petersburg, a huge yellow duckling in Moscow’s Gorky Park, the large-scale installation ‘Friendship of the Peoples' at VDNKh, and his acclaimed collaboration in the spring of 2023 for BoscoVesna.
Andrey Lublinsky’s works feature in museum and private collections in Russia and abroad, including: the collection of the State Russian Museum, the PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, the All-Russian Museum of Decorative Arts, the Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, the SKOLKOVO School of Management, and Dukley Gardens (Budva).
ABOUT THE WORK
Birds from the new project ‘BIRDWATCHING' have now joined the inhabitants of artist Andrey Lublinsky’s world of fantasy. Here this superform is an ordinary bird-whistle from the arsenal of ‘folk crafts'. The ritual instrument, which eventually became a children’s plaything and is now turned into a kind of artefact, drew the artist’s attention for its conciseness and minimalist simplicity. Lublinsky, in his characteristic manner, decomposes this image to the simplest basic forms and reassembles it.
In this project the author makes a choice in favour of pure combinations. So the colour scheme of the object created specifically for the ‘Here and Now' project is a monochrome classic of black and white, harmoniously diluted with active yellow. Using this demonstratively bright avian colouring, the manifestation and definiteness of a new form is achieved.