The exposition includes 30 works of art: sculpture, reliefs, paintings, graphics. Some of them are new and have never been displayed before. Such are armchairs, commissioned by the Palisander gallery and created by Igor Chelkovski for this exhibition. They are one-of-a-kind pieces and are marked with an authors stamp.
Artist, sculptor, philosopher. Publisher of the famous «А-Я» magazine in 1979-1986. His works are included in the collections of the Pompidou Centre, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Rjssian Museum, the Ludwig foundation, the Zimmerli Art Museum and other museums.
Alina Pinskaya, gallerist: «Sketches in the air, – such is the name Chelkovski has found for his sculptures. They are monumental. They are conceived as large pieces. These wooden forms Chelkovski sees as prototypes for some other artworks he will create in the future using a different, more durable material, and another caliber. Any piece by Chelkovski can withstand a ‘public scale’, it can be magnified to a level of a monument and retain its quality».
Olga Sviblova, director of the Multimedia Art Museum, an excerpt from the introduction to the exhibition catalogue: «Igor Chelkovski is one of the brightest and most important representatives of what used to be called the Soviet non-official art, and his works have since become priceless heritage of Russian culture. Igor Chelkovski may have developed in the most precise and powerful way the accomplishments of the Russian avant-garde of the early 20th century. He found a personal way to combine the global modernist traditions and the ancient Russian culture».
Catalogue «Igor Chelkovski», 2018.