From the series "Biology of masterpieces"
Glass, epoxy resin, restoration sample from V. Kandinsky's painting, organic objects, stones
50 х 30 х 3 cm, 2016
"The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts provided me with some fragments of various works, for example, of paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and Vasily Kandinsky. These were the elements left over from the restoration. It seemed to me that dissecting the painting as a living object was interesting. So, I've created "dissected paintings"; likewise you can see a frog or a snake in formalin in the natural history museum", — Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov.
This work is held in the collection The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
From the series "Herbarium of threads"
21,5 х 31 cm, 2015
This series of works has been created over several years. It is the result of the artist's reflection on the destruction of his most large-scale installation, which he prepared for the City Day in 2019. Ilya took the threads left over from the installation and created a "herbarium" on their basis, a kind of collection of memories.
This work is held in the collection of The State Tretyakov Gallery.
"Body", from the series "Points"
Digital printing, glass
30 x 30 cm, 2013
The series "Points" is one of the earliest works by Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov. Using an electron microscope, the artist has taken the series of photos that captured mostly various elements surrounding him in everyday life — particles of soil, dust, and food. These are exactly the works which signify the beginning of the artist's experiments with combining visual images and his interest in biology.
This work is held in the collection of The Moscow Museum of Modern Art.