Viktor Timofeev

Erno’s CCTV (2010-2020)

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Year 2020
Medium Ink and coloured pencil on paper
Dimensions 29 x 21 cm

About the work

Erno’s CCTV was loosely inspired by the loop-based shape of Rem Koolhaas’ CCTV tower in Beijing. In the drawing, the structure’s spatial envelope is remade out of multi-coloured, precariously stacked blocks that resemble something between a children’s construction set and a Rubik’s cube monstrosity. The drawing is done using ink and coloured pencils on Xerox A4 office paper, with a printed header containing handwritten letters in a seemingly fictional alphabet. Only two words are legible – Timofeev and Erno’s CCTV, the artist and the title of the work. There are also blocks of the text that are completely blacked out, adding an air of mystery to the work.

About the artist:

Born 1984 Riga, Viktor Timofeev lives and works in New York. Graduated from Hunter College, New York (2008); and Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (2017).

Selected solo exhibitions include DOG, Interstate Projects, New York (2021); 14th Baltic Triennial, Vilnius (2021); Game, MX Gallery, New York (2020); God Objects, Karlin Studios, Prague (2020); Stairway to Melon, KIM? Contemporary Art Center, Riga (2017); God Room, Alyssa Davis Gallery, New York (2019); OilRain, Roodkapje, Rotterdam (2017); S.T.A.T.E., Drawing Room, London (2016); SAZARUS I, Jupiter Woods, Vienna (2016); Proxyah v2, Jupiter Woods, London (2014); Proxyah v1, KIM? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga (2014); and Palace of Peace And Reconciliation, Arcadia Missa, London (2014). Selected group exhibitions include Unexpected Encounters, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga (2019); Portable Landscapes, James Gallery at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York (2019); Cosmic Existence, Den Frie, Copenhagen (2019); Orient: The New East, Bunkier Sztuku, Krakow (2018); Somewhere in Between, Bozar, Brussels (2018); Digital Gothic, Centre D’art Contemporain – Synagogue de Delme (2018); No Natural Disaster, HORSEANDPONY Fine Art, Berlin (2016); Piknik Na Obochine, Exo Exo, Paris (2016); Plural Melts, Yvonne Lambert Gallery, Berlin (2016); Nimm’s Mal Easy, Austellungsraum Klingental, Basel (2014); and Palazzo Peckham, with Simon Werner and Cindie Cheung, 55th Venice Biennale (2013).

Residencies include Rupert, Vilnius (2015); and Mahler & Lewitt Studios, Spoleto (2013). Awards include the Artist Grant, Pollock Krasner Foundation, New York (2013); and Adolf Loos Preis, Van Den Valentyn Foundation, Cologne (2012).

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