“What’s in my bag” series / 2020
acrylic paint, varnish, clay
In continuation to the graphic series “Objects” the artist laughs at celebrities who show what’s inside their bags. Kuril Chto keeps up with the trends. That’s why he decided to embody the content of his bag in the series of clay objects.
Bag / 2018
29,53×25,98×18,11 in (75×66×46 сm)
threads, polypropylene bag
The tartan bag symbolises the outflow of talanted people from Russia. At a certain point, Kuril Chto packed his bags and dashed off himself.
Russian folk headscarves series / 2017
57,48×57,48 in (146×146 cm)
Pavloc Posad headscarf, embroidery
The series of headscarves is inspired by what we hold dear most: Russian folk painting, American rap culture, and graffiti. In 2017 we decided to create a project with original wool shawls. Their production is one of the most known Russian crafts originating in the small town of Pavlovo Posad. To make the objects even more “crafty” we decided to modify the scarves manually a little bit. As the name of our duo “Kuril Chto” hints at one of the most popular Russian street artists “Kirill Kto”, the urban practices and street art are native to us. So, we embroidered the scarf with our tag. With this project, we anticipated the American “babushka” trend. In 2019-2020 our scarves gained new meaning and now look like an item of a luxury brand that a “babushka” boy or girl would definitely wear.