Russian artist Andrei Krioukov completed his studies at the Moscow School of Art and at the Moscow State Academy of Fine Arts, graduating as a graphic artist in 1987. Since 2003 he has been director of the School of Fine Arts and Design in Berlin.
His works can be found in private and public collections in Russia, the USA, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Greece, including the official collection of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts in Moscow.
Krioukov‘s art is all about pop culture andits impact on society.
In his ‚one-way realism‘ series, which he thematizes with his Coca Cola cans and Andy Warhol‘s famous Campbell‘s Soups, he invites the viewer to self-reflect his consumer behaviour, without however falling into judgement.
An everyday, thrown-away object becomes hereby elevated and charged with meaning, especially considering the hyper-realistic aesthetics and the large-scale formats of his works.