I wish I knew more about the artist known as Bednij, but the truth is that my online translation of his Russian livejournal into English has been almost fruitless (how do I read into his statement “I respect rich, satisfied and thick”?)… No matter. His work is a visual playground of contrast and shadow, experiments in black and white and digital manipulation. Many of his pieces incorporate nothing more than burnt matchsticks on shapes: I adore the simplicity of Bednij’s art-making sensibilities. Enjoy more on his journal: http://bednij.livejournal.com/

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