Erotic drawings of the 60's and 70's in Leningrad.
Ravishing figures, hilarious stories, tenderest covetousness, wonderfully whimsical situations. 250 sheets of paper, where the drawings delicately shine through the reverse side, "illustrated" by texts (often on both sides), some of them ripped and with scorch marks, others in an almost perfect state of preservation. A real treasure, created in secrecy and now waiting to be lifted.
Eros and art are the very subjects that have accompanied Evgenij Kozlov since early childhood. If you have always been curious about the dreams of a Soviet adolescent and if you still wonder what these young people really learned about life, you will leaf through this album with growing enthusiam. You will make aquaintance with Rosa, Svetlana, Mila, Olga, Elena, Tatyana and many other wise, shy or adventurous girls, as well as with maturer women - they all want to pose for the young artist and, of course, to seduce him. When you finally get to the last of those 500 pages of the album, your only desire will be to start once more at page 1. Because the prodigal lavishness of this work of art offers each regard new charming details in gestures, glances, clothes, indoor furnishing, texts. And thus what guides the artist enchants the beholder: absolute devotion to his subject matter.
This album is a canticle to desire.
After a classical art training, Evgenij Kozlov (born in Leningrad/St. Petersburg in 1955, lives and works in Berlin) became a member of the leading Leningrad avantgarde art group of the eighties "The New Artists". He opened in the late 80's the studio "RUSSKOEE POLEE/The Russian Field" on the Fontanka Embankment in Leningrad, which immediately became a meeting place of artists, international curators and journalists. He moved to Gemrany in 1993 and opened "RUSSKOEE POLEE/The Russian Field No 2" in an old factory in the historical center of Berlin with the photographer Hannelore Fobo. Again "The Russian Field" became a center for the Russian and international art-community in Berlin, and the size of the place gave the artist the possibility to further develop his artistic ideas on a large scale.
Starting with the new millenium, Evgenij Kozlov shortened the name of his studio to the last two letters "E-E", to stress his absolute liberty in style. He defines the E-E (style) in a poem as follows:
Select / chic / intelligent / elegant / and harmonious / mysterious / in everything / and / most / mportant, enig - / matic and / always / wise... / closed, but / more likely disclosed / to those who understand / and know the se - / crets of the unpredictably / wonderful art...
's Charley 5
contains a tribute to Evgenij Kozlov.
Edited by Hannelore Fobo.
published in 2004
trilingual edition (English / German / Russian)
18 x 24 cm (hardcover)
192 pages (160 color ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-88769-315-2
EAN : 9783887693152