Video Artist: Denis Patrakeev
Country: Year: Duration: 2 min 40 sec


9-part video

Dental models of artificial denture are disposed of after use. The video symbolizes the shift from the individual to the universal.
The classical symbol of a man’s mortality is reconstructed by modern technology.

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.