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Born 1976, Moscow, Russia; lives and works in the South of France.

Mr. Klyukin has produced sculptures for important international solo exhibitions at The State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, The Arsenal Nord at the Venice Biennale, and the Osthaus Museum in Hagen, among others. Without the use of fasteners, Klyukin conjoins flat sheets of industrial material (typically steel, polycarbonate, plywood, or cardboard) laser-cut to his specifications to form extraordinary, complex, and vivid three-dimensional sculptural works. 

Dr. Tayfun Belgin, director of the Osthaus Museum, observed that Klyukin’s Cryptos are “impressive for their size or geometric appearance on the one hand, but most of all, for their complexity: their height, diameter, structure, and materiality are not left to chance.” Indeed, each of the fins’ wavering ridgelines in the Crypto series is based on data derived from various unspecified phenomena, as if the work itself is a cipher, with only the title offering a clue to the nature of the data it models.


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