Second Life. Shishkin-Hokusai.
“There are many artists with different backgrounds operating in the multifaceted art scene of St. Petersburg, united by an appetizing set of seemingly contradictory characteristics: on the one hand, we find a sharp critique of society, on the other, a poetic-romantic view of the world,” writes the curator of the exhibition Janno Bergmann.
Aleksander Shishkin (b. 1969) is a well-known and recognised set designer, and also laureate of prizes like the Golden Mask and Golden Soffit. In the field of contemporary art he works under the pseudonym Shishkin-Hokusai.