Soviet's Fingerprints

My woodcut prints and serigraphy works give insights into the roots of political and economic system change in post-Soviet countries, especially for South-East countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

 

Overload old Soviet cars is one of the common cultural attitude. These old, tired cars with overload capitalistic profit dreams could interpret as a bridge in-between happened socialism and understanding of new arrived capitalism. They show the end of the old economic system. They are the symbol of political system change.

 

In the “Carry your roots!” series, works are presenting artifacts of Soviet roots as a descent into ruin that may signaling the rise as a global capital of capitalism. Ruins symbolize the boundary between Soviet dream to nightmare, as well as represents roots/rhizomes of political and economic system change in Caucasus region.

 

The question of “What was special about Ford?” already answered. Nearly 25 years after the Soviet Union, could we ask a follow up question on the role of Soviet Cars in these countries?

 


Overload SERIES

Let it dry
Let it dry
Carpet seller
Carpet seller

Niva Autopsy green
Niva Autopsy green
Niva Autopsy red
Niva Autopsy red
Niva Autopsy yellow
Niva Autopsy yellow


It was hot very hot
It was hot very hot
Overload
Overload
Winter apples
Winter apples

Wine Dreams
Wine Dreams
Italic
Italic
Arithmomania I
Arithmomania I

Deep rooted
Deep rooted
Watermelon Seller
Watermelon Seller


ROOTS SERIES

Vin mecanique
Vin mecanique
Carry your roots IV
Carry your roots IV
Carry your roots V
Carry your roots V

Carry your roots VII
Carry your roots VII
Carry your roots III
Carry your roots III
Carry your roots VI
Carry your roots VI

Carry your roots I
Carry your roots I
Carry your roots II
Carry your roots II