Sanya Kantarovsky

Disease of the Eyes

Sanya Kantravosky, Escalation, 2017. Courtesy the artist; Tanya Leighton, Berlin; Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York; Stuart Shave Modern Art, London. Photo: Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

Sanya Kantarovsky, Letdown, 2017. Courtesy the artist; Tanya Leighton, Berlin; Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York; Stuart Shave Modern Art, London. Photo: Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

Sanya Kantraovsky, It Could Be Darker, 2017. Courtesy the artist; Tanya Leighton, Berlin; Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York; Stuart Shave Modern Art, London. Photo: Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

Sanya Kantarovsky, Epaulette, 2017. Courtesy the artist; Tanya Leighton, Berlin; Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York; Stuart Shave Modern Art, London. Photo: Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

Opening Thu, August 30, 2018, 7 pm

Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst, Frieze (08/2013)

The lush, moody paintings of Sanya Kantarovsky (*1982) combine wry humor and the silhouettes of contemporary characters with the acrid hues and stylistic inflections reminiscent of painter Paul Gauguin. Here, a selection of new and recent paintings set the scene for the premiere of the Russian-born artist’s new animation film, his largest cinematic venture to date.

Trailer for Sanya Kantarosvsky’s exhibition “Disease of the Eyes” at Kunsthalle Basel (31.8.-11.11.2018)