digital art

Konstantin Khudyakov /   Konstantin Vasilievich Khudyakov

Russian Federation 1945

Digital Art, Computer Art, Other Styles

Konstantin Khudyakov
Konstantin Vasilievich Khudyakov
Russian Federation
January 28, 2015

Konstantin Khudyakov is a prominent Russian artist, best known for his work in the field of digital art. Unprecedented and unique, his artwork is based on digital technology as an essential part of his creative and presentation process.

Khudyakov was born in the Saratov region of Russia in 1945. In 1965, he enrolled in the Moscow Institute of Architecture, the department of architectural industrial design, and graduated in 1971. Shortly after getting his degree in Architecture, Konstantin Khudyakov was appointed the Chief artist at the Central Museum of Lenin in Moscow, where he was, for a period of 10 years, engaged in the realization of his reconstruction project of main exhibition halls of the Central Museum of Lenin. Subsequently, Khudyakov also developed the architectural and design concept of the building reconstruction of the Central Museum of Lenin.

The pursuit of the development and application of innovative technologies in the arts, as well as avant-garde outlook encouraged Khudyakov to switch to dissident art activity. By the artist own words, ‘artistic styles and masterpieces of the past have a high value and may be a source of inspiration. But I am sure that such inspiration must be handled very carefully as it can lead in the wrong direction. An artist should trust the sense of time – time, which is known to consist of the past, present, and future. Deep in my mind I am, apparently, a futurist.’ He started with airbrushing and photography as main tools, but soon included camera and video projector into his arsenal. At the same time he developed computer-digital technologies and programs, focusing on the most thoughtful and detailed exploration of digital technologies and communications as a unique and versatile tool. Masterfully wielding the latest computer technology, Khudyakov achieves in his works volumetric virtuality of characters, which diagnoses the situation of penetration of virtuality and reality into each other – the situation, in which our perception of art is problematized.

One of the main goals of his artistic aspiration is to create new mythology, but this idea can be extended into attempt of creating new civilization and the collapse of the old generation, new synthesis of biological and technological principles, comparing the extent of macro and microcosm, and rethinking of the metaphysical space. In projects like Deisis, Hotel Russia, Moscow panorama, and Mar of the World, Khudyakov generates a bank of digital images, consisted of several tens of thousands of images, all of them created through the synthesis of the arts. Since 2010 Konstantin Khudyakov has been completely focused on creative holography.

Konstantin Khudyakov is a President of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia, Chairman of the art gallery M’Ars in Moscow, member of the Russian Academy of Arts, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation.
His works are on permanent display at the State Tretyakov Gallery and the M’ARS Museum in Moscow, the Yaroslavl Art Museum in Russia, the ZigZag Venture Group corporate collection in the U.S. and the Crystal Art Co. collection in Japan.

The artist lives and creates in Moscow.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumGroup/Solo
2012The High Resolution ArtExhibition Center of Russian Academy of ArtsSolo
2012Konstantin KhudyakovRadishev Saratov State Art MuseumSolo
2012Konstantin KhudyakovKrasnodar Exhibition CenterSolo
2012Angel’s EyeAircraft Gallery, BratislavaSolo
2011Konstantin KhudyakovART&SPACE Gallery, MunichSolo
2011Konstantin KhudyakovCARE-DORE Gallery, MonacoSolo
2011Project Glasstress54th Art Biennale, Venice, ItalyGroup
2011Exhibition of the Russian Academy of Arts membersPyatigorskGroup
2011Art TodayExhibition Hall of the Moscow Union of Artists, Moscow, RussiaGroup
2010Exhibition of the Russian Academy of Arts membersParis, FranceGroup
2010Konstantin Khudyakov - Art of the High DefinitionMoscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, RussiaSolo
2010Konstantin Khudyakov - Stereo ApocalypsesTriumph Gallery, Moscow, RussiaSolo
2009Stereo Light Panels ProjectAidan Gallery in the FIAC 2009Group
2009Please, TouchPERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, RussiaGroup
2009Night at the MuseumPERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, RussiaGroup
2009Chaos- CosmosFine Arts center, BratislavaGroup
2009ART-DIGITAL-09MARS Museum of Contemporary ArtGroup
2008Moscow - New York = Parallel Play, from The Kolodzei Art Collection of Russian and Eastern European ArtChelsea Art Museum, Home of the Miotte Foundation, New YorkGroup
2007Bridge Art FairThe Trafalgar Hotel, London, UKGroup
2007New AcquisitionsMoscow State center of contemporary ArtGroup
2007Art Project BelieveContemporary Arts Center, VinzavodGroup
2007Konstantin Khudyakov: Moscow in UltrachromeMimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, USSolo
2006Times of ChangeThe State Russian Museum, St. PetersburgGroup
2006Hotel RussiaM ARS Contemporary Arts Center, Moscow, RUGroup
2005Artist and ArmsM ARS Gallery, Moscow, RUGroup
2005Konstantin KhudyakovKunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau, SwitzerlandSolo
2005Digitalized LoveM ARS Contemporary Arts Center, Moscow, RUGroup
2004Art Digital 2004: I Click therefore I amM ARS Gallery, Moscow, RUGroup
2004DeisisThe State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, RUSolo
2001Hotel RussiaInternational Print Triennial, Tallinn, EstoniaSolo
1999Pushkin FantasiesMoscow Art Center, Moscow, RUGroup
1998Art Manège FairMoscow, RUGroup
1997Konstantin KhudyakovThe State Pushkin Museum, Moscow, RUSolo
1997Konstantin KhudyakovPalais des Nations, GenevaSolo
1996Art MoscowMoscow, RussiaGroup
1996Russian Collection-The Close of the XXth CenturyM ARS Gallery, Moscow, RUGroup
1994Russian CollectionOsaka and Fukuoka, JapanGroup
1993Group ShowM ARS Gallery, Moscow, RUGroup
1992Art ExpoTokyo, JapanGroup
1992Art MoscowMoscow, RussiaGroup
1992Three Russian ArtistsMurcia and Madrid, SpainGroup
1992Russian XXth Century ArtNassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, New York, NYGroup
1992Dream Reveals the Nature of ThingsThe State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, RUGroup
1991M ARS ArtistsNizhny Novgorod, RUGroup
1991New Russian ArtCentral House of Artists, Moscow, RUGroup
1990World ExhibitionGAS Pavilion, OsakaGroup
1989M ARS ArtistsBramante Exhibition Hall, Piazza del Poppolo, Rome, ITGroup
1989Group ShowM ARS Gallery, FranceGroup
1988Group ShowM ARS Gallery, Jeraklion, GreeceGroup
1988Artistic Consciousness-1 Design Centre Pushkin SquareGroup
1988Artistic Consciousness-2M ARS Gallery, Moscow, RUGroup
1987ObjectMalaya Gruzinskaya Street, Moscow, RUGroup
1987Konstantin KhudyakovCentre Kremenchugskaya Street, Moscow, RUSolo
198720 Moscow Artists, City Graphics Artists CommitteeMalaya Gruzinskaya Street, Moscow, RUGroup
1986Konstantin KhudyakovZelenograd, Moscow, RUSolo