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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 in 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.

Artworks

Kon Trubkovich
Dance before my mirror, 2024
Oil on linen
20 x 16 inches
(50.8 x 40.64 cm)
Photograph by Rob McKeever.

 

Kon Trubkovich
Ceremony On a Hill, 2023
Oil on canvas
85 x 110 inches
(215.9 x 279.4 cm)
Photograph by Rob McKeever.

Kon Trubkovich
Golden Ratio (Orange), 2021
Oil on canvas
79 x 100 inches
(200.66 x 254 cm)
Photograph by Rob McKeever.

Kon Trubkovich
The Sons, 2023
Oil on canvas
86 1/16 x 65 1/16 x 1 1/2 inches
(218.6 x 165.3 x 3.8 cm)
Photograph by Rob McKeever.

Kon Trubkovich
Masked Light, 2022
Oil on canvas
72 x 60 inches
(182.9 x 152.4 cm)
Photograph by Rob McKeever.

Kon Trubkovich
Cartographer (After Malevich), 2022
Oil on canvas
27 x 22 inches
(68.6 x 55.9 cm)
Courtesy of the artist and Morán Morán. Photograph by Mats Nordman.

Kon Trubkovich
Evacuation (After Malevich), 2022
Oil on canvas
22 x 33 inches
(55.9 x 83.8 cm)
Courtesy of the artist and Morán Morán. Photograph by Mats Nordman.

Kon Trubkovich
Golden Ratio (Capsize), 2022
Oil and acrylic dispersion on canvas
76 x 90 inches
(193 x 228.6 cm)
Courtesy of the artist and Morán Morán. Photograph by Mats Nordman.

Kon Trubkovich
Sleeper, 2023
Oil on linen
16 x 20 inches
(40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Photograph by Shark Senesac.

Kon Trubkovich
Female Figure 2 (after Popova), 2022
Oil on canvas
81 x 48 inches
(205.7 x 121.9 cm)
Photograph by Rob McKeever.

Kon Trubkovich
Anichka, 2023
Oil on linen
24 x 20 inches
(61 x 50.8 cm)
Photograph by Rob McKeever.

Kon Trubkovich
Golden Ratio (Chartreuse), 2021
Oil on canvas
95 x 77 inches
(241.3 x 195.6 cm)
Photograph by Rob McKeever.