Bratkov's works can be read as movie titles, as the very first frame allowing us to imagine the unwrapping of the plot. However, no matter where imagination leads us, it cannot change the critical direction set by the artist — melancholy.

  • Сергей Братков | Sergey Bratkov Кабаков | Kabakov, 2020
    Сергей Братков | Sergey Bratkov
    Кабаков | Kabakov, 2020
  • Sergey Bratkov's artworks are united by the same compositional principle — the pieces usually involve two parts: a photo and a slogan written on a layer over it. The phrases follow the poetry of aphorisms, haiku, and memes, while the imagery behind is usually uninhabited or lack the main character.

  • When looking at the artwork, one can't help but notice the sculptural, object-based character of the piece — this is...
    СЕРГЕЙ БРАТКОВ | SERGEY BRATKOV
    В РОТ ВОДЫ | KEEP MUM, 2020
     

    When looking at the artwork, one can't help but notice the sculptural, object-based character of the piece — this is due to the words being distanced from the photographic background. Speaking of emotion and abstraction — there's nothing more abstract and less emotional in the world of representation than a letter, a fundamental element of semiotics.

    Tomáš Glanc

    • Mask Exr
    • Сергей Братков | Sergey Bratkov Масквичи | Maskovites, 2020
      Сергей Братков | Sergey Bratkov
      Масквичи | Maskovites, 2020
  • Poignant, yet unintentional, spontaneous, feisty modernity posing as the intensity of reflected emotions becomes one of the most robust features of Bratkov’s artworks. 

     

    TOMÁŠ GLANC

    • Сергей Братков | Sergey Bratkov Следующая Баррикадная | The Next Station Is Barrikadnaya, 2016
      Сергей Братков | Sergey Bratkov
      Следующая Баррикадная | The Next Station Is Barrikadnaya, 2016
    • Ind 37
    • Future 3
    • Сергей Братков | Sergey Bratkov Будущее она | The Future is Female, 2021
      Сергей Братков | Sergey Bratkov 
      Будущее она | The Future is Female, 2021
    • Сергей Братков | Sergey Bratkov На ваши гайки наши болты | Our Nuts, Your Bolts, 2021
      Сергей Братков | Sergey Bratkov
      На ваши гайки наши болты | Our Nuts, Your Bolts, 2021
    • Clean Screw
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    Sergey Bratkov is one of the key figures of contemporary Russian art. He works with photography, video, installation art, painting, and performance. Bratkov is a regular participant in international projects. His works can be found in the collections of Multimedia Art Museum Moscow, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Contemporary Art Center of Galicia, etc.

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