ALEXANDER ISAKOV is an Ukrainian artist based in Berlin. His continual reflection on his roots and heritage have laid the foundation for his styles. While studying Light Design at HAWK Hildesheim, his interest in abstract, visual art initiated the first confrontation with architecture and ornamentation.
Isakov lifts fragments from a wide range of cultures from their original settings and translates them into a new, abstract language that can definitely trigger associations, yet also creates a fresh sense of neutrality. This agile practice acts as a constant throughout his work: it is not constrained by a particular format. The relationship between architecture and ornament inspires Isakov. Filigree patterns, architectural structures and colours are regularly used as accents in his art.
All the different building cultures are our collective history, such as battlements and towers, or the compositions and structure of old master paintings. Isakov mixes all of this into something new, fictitious and utopian.