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Kon Trubkovich

The Antepenultimate End

September 9–October 23, 2021
Park & 75, New York

Installation view Artwork © Kon Trubkovich. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Kon Trubkovich. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Kon Trubkovich. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Kon Trubkovich. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Kon Trubkovich. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Kon Trubkovich. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Kon Trubkovich. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Kon Trubkovich. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Kon Trubkovich. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Kon Trubkovich. Photo: Rob McKeever

Works Exhibited

Kon Trubkovich, Golden Ratio (Orange), 2021 Oil on canvas, 79 × 100 inches (200.7 × 254 cm)© Kon Trubkovich. Photo: Rob McKeever

Kon Trubkovich, Golden Ratio (Orange), 2021

Oil on canvas, 79 × 100 inches (200.7 × 254 cm)
© Kon Trubkovich. Photo: Rob McKeever

Kon Trubkovich, The Antepenultimate End, 2019 Oil on canvas, 77 × 110 inches (195.6 × 279.4 cm)© Kon Trubkovich. Photo: Rob McKeever

Kon Trubkovich, The Antepenultimate End, 2019

Oil on canvas, 77 × 110 inches (195.6 × 279.4 cm)
© Kon Trubkovich. Photo: Rob McKeever

Kon Trubkovich, Golden Ratio (Chartreuse), 2021 Oil on canvas, 95 × 77 inches (241.3 × 195.6 cm)© Kon Trubkovich. Photo: Rob McKeever

Kon Trubkovich, Golden Ratio (Chartreuse), 2021

Oil on canvas, 95 × 77 inches (241.3 × 195.6 cm)
© Kon Trubkovich. Photo: Rob McKeever

Kon Trubkovich, Female Figure (After Popova), 2021 Oil on canvas, 81 × 48 inches (205.7 × 121.9 cm)© Kon Trubkovich. Photo: Rob McKeever

Kon Trubkovich, Female Figure (After Popova), 2021

Oil on canvas, 81 × 48 inches (205.7 × 121.9 cm)
© Kon Trubkovich. Photo: Rob McKeever

Kon Trubkovich, Barricade, 2021 Oil on canvas, 77 × 93 ½ inches (195.6 × 237.5 cm)© Kon Trubkovich. Photo: Rob McKeever

Kon Trubkovich, Barricade, 2021

Oil on canvas, 77 × 93 ½ inches (195.6 × 237.5 cm)
© Kon Trubkovich. Photo: Rob McKeever

About

There is an eternal return to chaos that we humans play out, no matter how secure our societies may feel.
—Kon Trubkovich

Gagosian is pleased to present The Antepenultimate End, an exhibition of new paintings by Kon Trubkovich.

In paintings, works on paper, and videos, Trubkovich employs recollection as his primary source material. Through reference to antiquated technology, he investigates some of the ways in which personal and collective memories contradict one another, their gradual transformation complicating ideas of historical truth. Drawing on both recorded history and the story of his family’s 1990 emigration from the USSR to the United States, he marks the passage of time by alluding to the appearance of electronic media in decay.

Trubkovich borrows imagery of many different origins—historical and contemporary—and reconstructs events from their depiction on TV, using the on-screen image as a metaphor for displacement. He employs a fine paintbrush to emulate the grain of the broadcast image; the fuzzy reproduction quality of old video recordings informs the distinctive texture of his paintings’ surfaces and suggests that each scene is a pause between one frame, one recollection, one era, and the next. Likewise, his palette reveals a coming together of influences past and present, the vibrancy of Byzantine icons inflecting the queasy glow of televisual transmissions.

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