Mustard Seed

Video Artist: Denis Patrakeev
Country: Year: Duration: 6 min 10 sec


Art has become a kind of spiritual practice for the artist. He is in search of a new symbol and the deep interaction between the layers of our existence. This basic component of this work is the Antibody costume which is the artist’s cover, his fabric cocoon; a monochrome, excluded from the color paradigm of the world.

Denis Patrakeev

Denis Patrakeev was born in 1987 in St. Petersburg. Studied at Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Faculty of Fine Arts (2004-2009). Member of the Professional Union of Artists since 2008. He works in following techniques: sculpture, installation, graphics, painting, video art.

In his art Denis reflects on the concepts of time and eternity, the symbol-image of nature, knowledge of God. Classical techniques are intertwined with elemental materials such as water, salt, earth, fire. For Denis, spiritual sphere, minimalistic language, harmony are the key of interests. His works are inspired by study of nature, connections of physical and spiritual processes, poetry of material and form.