Sanya Kantarovsky


ink, bleach, and gesso on linen
16 x 12 x 3/4 inches

The work of Russian-born, Los Angeles-based artist Sanya Kantarovsky moves between boundaries of presence and absence. In Untitled, a ghostly shape floats in the center of the canvas. This ominous form, possibly a feather or other organic object, takes its shape from a touch of bleach, a reductive process, which conjures an imaginary narrative. Sanya Kantarovsky’s group exhibitions include a screening at Lost and Found at the New Museum in New York, and recently Phases, curated by Wallspace and Kelly Taxter at Wallspace, New York. He studied at the Rhode Island school of Design, participated in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture residency, and received his Masters in Fine Arts degree from the UCLA in 2011