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Denis Patrakeev
Saatchi Gallery : 27th March at 18.30

Denis Patrakeev was born in 1987 in St. Petersburg. He attended the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Faculty of Fine Arts, from 2002-2009. He has been a Member of the Professional Union of Artists since 2008.

In his art Denis reflects on the concepts of time and eternity, the symbol-image of nature and the knowledge of God. Classical techniques are intertwined with elemental materials such as water, salt, earth, fire. For Denis, the spiritual sphere, minimalistic language, and harmony are of key interest.
His work is inspired by the study of nature, the connection of physical and spiritual processes, the poetry of material and form. He writes: "Is this world still life or portrait? How could art expand to faith, to find, to reveal the visible graphically expressed truth? Creativity is seen as a phenomenon brought to life by the desire to find the very essence, the cause of life itself.”

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The series is sponsored by Hermitage Foundation UK and the IXcellerate Moscow Datacentre.