Artist of the Month - Kelner

September 01 2018 - September 30 2018

Solaris by Mark Kelner

By repurposing well-known and rare Soviet posters, "Solaris" attempts to evoke a very specific and simple metaphor:  that among the many false representations of his failed revolution, Lenin proposed the sun and everything under it - and delivered nothing.

Taken from Soviet posters glorifying the path to communism, now 100 years later, the artist collected, scanned, reduced and re-worked the images into unique screenprints.  The central idea of Kelner's series becomes the sun and its rays shining on nothing.

Artist of the Month - Kelner : Solaris 14 2018 screenprint on plastified paper, folded 40 x 30 inches

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