Kon Trubkovich uses recollection as the primary source material for his works on paper, paintings, and videos, exploring personal and shared memories. His family’s departure from the USSR in 1990 was pivotal in forming his idiosyncratic visual vocabulary, as well as solidifying his interest in the universal aesthetics of memory. Drawing from subconscious references, deteriorated home footage, and recorded history, his work reflects moments warped by both time and antiquated technology, which inherently degrade and disappear over time. His obscured and dislocated imagery illustrates the unfixed nature of identity and recollection. Trubkovich encourages us to consider the accuracy of memories and the difficulty in preserving experiences.
Kon Trubkovich (b. 1979, Moscow, Russia) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has exhibited nationally at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY; Zabludowicz Collection, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; United Artists, Ltd., Marfa, TX; and the Josyln Museum of Art, Omaha, NE. His work has shown internationally at Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland; the Athens Biennial of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece; The Garage Center for Contemporary Sculpture, Moscow, Russia; Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; and Palacio das Artes, Porto, Portugal. His work is on permanent collections at Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, NH; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.