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(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov

'E-E=mc3'

Hannah Barry Gallery, London

April 30 – July 27, 2015



The exhibition would not have been possible without the close collaboration of Hannelore Fobo and E-E, Shaun McDowell - who introduced us to the work in the first instance - Sasha Galitzine and Tobie Mathew.
Hannah Barry.
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(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov ‘E-E = mc3’
An introduction by Hannelore Fobo
In the 1980s, Evgenij Kozlov adopted the artist’s name ‘E-E’, pronounced in Russian ‘Ye-Ye’. This is a reference to the rhythm of pop-music, the lightness and freshness of ‘yeah-yeah’, and, most importantly, to the innate sense of affirmation and self-confidence that the phrase embodies. The letter ‘E’ is in itself a very interesting graphic element and appears in many of his works. From 2005, Kozlov made ‘E-E’ his only signature, and he has subsequently added it to his birth name. ... read the text >>


(E-E) EVGENIJ KOZLOV: MADDER THAN THE WORLD
THE WHITE REVIEW, May 2015 >>



Installation views.

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(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
left:
Когда я вырасту такая же большая, как она, я буду еще лучше. – А это мы еще посмотрим. – Да-да, посмотрим. Это тебе не хухры-мухры. Наобещать-то каждая может. / When I'm all grown up like her, I will look even better. – That we will see. – Yes sure we will see. This is no small fry. Anyone can make a promise.Mixed media, paper. Two-sided. 1982. 1997. 2007
right:
Осторожно! Искусство! / Handle with care! Art!
Mixed media, craft paper. 236 x 160 cm, 1998
Background (second room):
Untitled.
Mixed media, fabric. 203 x 102 cm, 1998
photo: H. Fobo


(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov Река Забвения / The River of Forgetfulness  Mixed media, paper, 102 x 420 cm, 1993
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
Река Забвения / The River of Forgetfulness
Mixed media, paper, 102 x 420 cm, 1993
Courtesy of Damian Griffiths and Hannah Barry Gallery


(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov 10 drawings and one diptych from the series "The Book of Hours"
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
10 drawings and one diptych from the series "The Book of Hours"
Top, from left to right:
• Из тли и червяка последнего, хотя червяк и тля первичнее меня, желаю превратиться в Еву. / From the aphid and the last worm, although the worm and the aphid came before me, I wish to turn into Eve.
• Всем. / For all.
• Песнь. / Song.
• Песнь. / Song.
• Стих. / Verse.
• Стих. / Verse.

Bottom, from left to right:
• Слава. / Glory.
• Избавление. / Salvation.

• Благостию. / With Kindness. + Провести. / Conducting. (diptych)
• С горних слава до конца, а ныне. / Glory from the mountainous to the end, and these days.
• Исправление. / Conversion.

Mixed media on paper, 34 x 22.5 cm each, diptych 34 x 45 cm, 2005
photo: H. Fobo

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(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov В VХХI веке люди будут. / In the71st century people will.  Mixed media, fabric, 308 x 110 cm, 1998 Photo courtesy the gallery

(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
В VХХI веке люди будут. / In the71st century people will.
Mixed media, fabric, 308 x 110 cm, 1998
Courtesy of Damian Griffiths and Hannah Barry Gallery​


(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov 6 drawings on carbon paper from the series "E-E Fairy tale" 29.7 x 21 cm each, 1997 photo: H. Fobo
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
6 drawings on carbon paper from the series "E-E Fairy tale"
29.7 x 21 cm each, 1997
photo: H. Fobo


(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov Снимать? Или нет? Во-первых спустила пальто … / Should I take it off? Or not? First I took off my coat ...  No. 039-040 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Skaska / E-E Fairy tale" 29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007. Photo courtesy the gallery

(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
Снимать? Или нет? Во-первых спустила пальто … / Should I take it off? Or not? First I took off my coat ...
No. 039-040 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Сказка / E-E Fairy tale"
29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007.

Courtesy of Damian Griffiths and Hannah Barry Gallery


(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov Хоть горшком с золотом / Call me a pot of gold or whatever you like.  No. 113-114 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Skaska / E-E Fairy tale" 29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007. Photo courtesy the gallery

(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
Хоть горшком с золотом / Call me a pot of gold or whatever you like.
No. 113-114 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Сказка / E-E Fairy tale"
29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007.

Courtesy of Damian Griffiths and Hannah Barry Gallery



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov Письмо Жаконе от всех девушек Мира. A letter to Zhakonya from all the girls of the world.  No. 030-031 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Skaska / E-E Fairy tale" 29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007. Photo courtesy the gallery

(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
Письмо Жаконе от всех девушек Мира. A letter to Zhakonya from all the girls of the world.
No. 030-031 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Сказка / E-E Fairy tale"
29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007
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Courtesy of Damian Griffiths and Hannah Barry Gallery


(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov 1: Я с утра … / 1: Since the morning …  No. 129-130 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Skaska / E-E Fairy tale" 29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007. Photo courtesy the gallery
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
1: Я с утра … / 1: Since the morning …
No. 129-130 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Сказка / E-E Fairy tale"
29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007
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Courtesy of Damian Griffiths and Hannah Barry Gallery

Poem and translation >>



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov 2: Я штаны … / 2: I made my trousers …  No. 131-132 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Skaska / E-E Fairy tale" 29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007. Photo courtesy the gallery
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
2: Я штаны … / 2: I made my trousers …
No. 131-132 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Сказка / E-E Fairy tale"
29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007
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Courtesy of Damian Griffiths and Hannah Barry Gallery

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(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov ХХХI век. / XXXI century  No. 151-152 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Skaska / E-E Fairy tale" 29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007. Photo courtesy the gallery
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
ХХХI век. / XXXI century
No. 151-152 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Сказка / E-E Fairy tale"
29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007
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Courtesy of Damian Griffiths and Hannah Barry Gallery


(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov Когда я вырасту такая же большая, как она, я буду еще лучше. – А это мы еще посмотрим. – Да-да, посмотрим. Это тебе не хухры- мухры. Наобещать- то каждая может. / When I'm all grown up like her, I will look even better. – That we will see. – Yes sure we will see. This is no small fry. Anyone can make a promise.  No. 185-186 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Skaska / E-E Fairy tale" 29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007. Photo courtesy the gallery
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
Когда я вырасту такая же большая, как она, я буду еще лучше. – А это мы еще посмотрим. – Да-да, посмотрим. Это тебе не хухры- мухры. Наобещать- то каждая может. / When I'm all grown up like her, I will look even better. – That we will see. – Yes sure we will see. This is no small fry. Anyone can make a promise.
No. 185-186 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Сказка / E-E Fairy tale"
29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007
.
Courtesy of Damian Griffiths and Hannah Barry Gallery

Also availabe as inkjet print. in an edtion of 130


(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov Mein Blut richtig gut. / My blood really good.  No. 27-28 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Skaska / E-E Fairy tale" 29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007. Photo courtesy the gallery
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
Mein Blut richtig gut. / My blood really good.
No. 27-28 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Сказка / E-E Fairy tale"
29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007
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Courtesy of Damian Griffiths and Hannah Barry Gallery


(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov Хню и Хрю. / Khnoo and Khroo.  No. 171-172 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Skaska / E-E Fairy tale" 29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007. Photo courtesy the gallery
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
Хню и Хрю. / Khnoo and Khroo.
No. 171-172 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Сказка / E-E Fairy tale"
29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007
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Courtesy of Damian Griffiths and Hannah Barry Gallery


(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov Она Е-Е. / She is E-E .  No. 103-104 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Skaska / E-E Fairy tale" 29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007. Photo courtesy the gallery
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
Она Е-Е. / She is E-E .
No. 103-104 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Сказка / E-E Fairy tale"
29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007
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Courtesy of Damian Griffiths and Hannah Barry Gallery


(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov Эскиз праздничной открытки к дню 8 марта. / Draft for a greeting card for March 8.  No. 005-006 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Skaska / E-E Fairy tale" 29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007. Photo courtesy the gallery

(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
Эскиз праздничной открытки к дню 8 марта. / Draft for a greeting card for March 8.
No. 005-006 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Сказка / E-E Fairy tale"
29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007
.
Courtesy of Damian Griffiths and Hannah Barry Gallery



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov Ничего страшного. / Nothing to worry about.  No. 105-106 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Skaska / E-E Fairy tale" 29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007. Photo courtesy the gallery
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
Ничего страшного. / Nothing to worry about.
No. 105-106 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Сказкa / E-E Fairy tale"
29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007
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Courtesy of Damian Griffiths and Hannah Barry Gallery


(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov Жизнь Е-Ё тюрьма. / Life is her prison.  No. 081-082 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Skaska / E-E Fairy tale" 29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007. Photo courtesy the gallery
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
Жизнь Е-Ё тюрьма. / Life is her prison.
No. 081-082 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Сказка / E-E Fairy tale"
29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007
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Courtesy of Damian Griffiths and Hannah Barry Gallery

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(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov Помогают волосами, иностранными трусами, прижимаются, елозят вверх и вниз … / They arouse you with their hair, With their fancy underwear. Pressing, pushing, rubbing, squirming Up and down …  No. 09-100 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Skaska / E-E Fairy tale" 29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007. Photo courtesy the gallery
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
Помогают волосами, иностранными трусами, прижимаются, елозят вверх и вниз … / They arouse you with their hair, With their fancy underwear. Pressing, pushing, rubbing, squirming Up and down …
No. 09-100 (two-sided) from the series "E-E Сказка / E-E Fairy tale"
29. x 21 cm, mixed media, paper. 1982. 1997. 2007
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Courtesy of Damian Griffiths and Hannah Barry Gallery


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(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov The Last Game of the Mad. No. 1 from the series "Madder than the world" 38 x 97 x 2.5 cm, mixed media, wood, 1994. Photo Sergej Buinov
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
The Last Game of the Mad.
No. 1 from the series "Madder than the world"
38 x 97 x 2.5 cm, mixed media, wood, 1994.
Photo Sergej Buinov


(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov Catchers of Mad Soul No. 2 from the series "Madder than the world" 38 x 97 x 2.5 cm, mixed media, wood, 1994. Photo Sergej Buinov
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
Catchers of Mad Soul
No. 2 from the series "Madder than the world"
38 x 97 x 2.5 cm, mixed media, wood, 1994.

Photo Sergej Buinov


(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov I kill myself with the Spear of the Mad. No. 3 from the series "Madder than the world" 38 x 97 x 2.5 cm, mixed media, wood, 1994. Photo Sergej Buinov
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
I kill myself with the Spear of the Mad.
No. 3 from the series "Madder than the world"
38 x 97 x 2.5 cm, mixed media, wood, 1994.

Photo Sergej Buinov


(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov Catchers of Mad Honour. No. 4 from the series "Madder than the world" 38 x 97 x 2.5 cm, mixed media, wood, 1994. Photo Sergej Buinov
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
Catchers of Mad Honour.
No. 4 from the series "Madder than the world"
38 x 97 x 2.5 cm, mixed media, wood, 1994.

Photo Sergej Buinov


(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov On the Pillow the Mad golden Eyes Lied Down Before themselves. No. 5 from the series "Madder than the world" 38 x 97 x 2.5 cm, mixed media, wood, 1994. Photo Sergej Buinov
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
On the Pillow the Mad golden Eyes Lied Down Before themselves.
No. 5 from the series "Madder than the world"
38 x 97 x 2.5 cm, mixed media, wood, 1994.

Photo Sergej Buinov


(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov I have seen many Beautiful Women in Magazines and Movies, but still non of them turned Madder than the World. No. 6 from the series "Madder than the world" 38 x 97 x 2.5 cm, mixed media, wood, 1994. Photo Sergej Buinov
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
I have seen many Beautiful Women in Magazines and Movies, but still non of them turned Madder than the World.
No. 6 from the series "Madder than the world"
38 x 97 x 2.5 cm, mixed media, wood, 1994.

Photo Sergej Buinov


(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov Продезинфицировано русским снегом. / Disinfected with Russian snow From the series "Век ХХ / Century XX", part 1, page 57. Mixed media, paper, (two-sided) 35.3 x 29.6 cm, 89. 92. 2004. 2007. 2008. L. B. Photo courtesy the gallery
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
Продезинфицировано русским снегом. / Disinfected with Russian snow
From the series "Век ХХ / Century XX", part 1, page 57.
Mixed media, paper, (two-sided) 35.3 x 29.6 cm, 89. 92. 2004. 2007. 2008. L. B.
Courtesy of Damian Griffiths and Hannah Barry Gallery

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(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov За мир и дружбу. / For Peace and Friendship.  From the series "Век ХХ / Century XX", part 1, page 10. Mixed media, paper, (two-sided) 31.6 x 26.8 cm, 89. 92. 2004. 2007. 2008. L. B. Photo courtesy the gallery
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
За мир и дружбу. / For Peace and Friendship.
From the series "Век ХХ / Century XX", part 1, page 10.
Mixed media, paper, (two-sided) 31.6 x 26.8 cm, 89. 92. 2004. 2007. 2008. L. B.
Courtesy of Damian Griffiths and Hannah Barry Gallery

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(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov Three untitled drawings from the series "The Seventies" Left to right: 38 x 26.2 cm, 38.5 x 26.6 cm, 38 x 26.7 cm, mixed media on paper, 2004 Photo courtesy the gallery
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
Three untitled drawings from the series "The Seventies"
Left to right: 38 x 26.2 cm, 38.5 x 26.6 cm, 38 x 26.7 cm, mixed media on paper, 2004
Courtesy of Damian Griffiths and Hannah Barry Gallery

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(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov Untitled From the series "Ольге от Валерия / For Olga from Valery 35.1 х 26.4 cm, mixed media, paper, stamped E-E on the front page, 1990s. Photo courtesy the gallery
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
Untitled
From the series "Ольге от Валерия / To Olga from Valery

35.1 х 26.4 cm, mixed media, paper, stamped E-E on the front page, 1989-97.
Photo Courtesy of Damian Griffiths and Hannah Barry Gallery
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(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov Installation view of "E-E= mc3" left to right: "The River of Forgetfulness", 5 works from "E-E Fairy tale" and "Handle with Care! Art!. Photo courtesy the gallery
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
Installation view of "E-E= mc3"
left to right: "The River of Forgetfulness", 5 works from "E-E Fairy tale" and "Handle with Care! Art!.
Courtesy of Damian Griffiths and Hannah Barry Gallery




(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov ‘E-E = mc3’


An introduction by Hannelore Fobo

In the 1980s, Evgenij Kozlov adopted the artist’s name ‘E-E’, pronounced in Russian ‘Ye-Ye’. This is a reference to the rhythm of pop-music, the lightness and freshness of ‘yeah-yeah’, and, most importantly, to the innate sense of affirmation and self-confidence that the phrase embodies. The letter ‘E’ is in itself a very interesting graphic element and appears in many of his works. From 2005, Kozlov made ‘E-E’ his only signature, and he has subsequently added it to his birth name.

At the end of the 1990s, Kozlov decided to enlarge Albert Einstein’s equation for mass-energy equivalence, using the double ‘E’ to create a new formula defining his own art: E-E = mc3. In this equation, ‘m’ stands for microphone, ‘c’ for creativity, and ‘c-cubed’ for yesterday, today, tomorrow.

‘Microphone’ is synonymous with the voice – creation by the word or logos. This creation out of nothing, which has intrigued philosophers and physicists alike, is one step before the creation of matter, represented by mass in Einstein’s formula. Likewise, ‘c-cubed’ focuses on the moment before time is born. While with E=mc2 there is an ongoing dispute about whether the properties of energy and mass are convertible, or whether mass ‘contains’ energy, Kozlov’s formula elegantly removes mass altogether and makes time timeless. It concentrates not on the birth of matter, as with Einstein, but on its pre-physical condition, which Kozlov experiences as ‘knowledge’, and this he recreates in his art.

For Kozlov’s first solo show in London, gallery owner Hannah Barry and artist Shaun McDowell have selected works from different years and artistic periods, in order to provide an insight into the artist’s exceptionally varied œuvre. Along with larger works such as “In the VXXI Century people will.” (1998), “Beware! Art” (1998), and “The River of Forgetfulness” (1993), the exhibition presents examples from several comprehensive cycles: “The Book of Hours” (2005), “E-E Fairy tale” (1982. 1997. 2007), and “Century XX” (89. 92. 2004. 2007. 2008.).

H. Fobo, 2015.


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