ANGELS ON MY SCREEN
Angels on My Screen is a product of the artist’s musings on origins and
transient nature of human values. A unique stylistic combination of
abstraction, pop and street art elements, the series stems from the
artist’s memories of post‐Soviet Russia’s uneasy westernization, and his
own interpretation of American popular culture.
For this series, Denis abandons his usual street style aesthetics of
domineering images and vast backgrounds. Instead the artist
simultaneously idolizes and ridicules commercial icons of the 20th
Century and beyond: Steve Jobs, George Washington, Madonna, David
Bowie and Kim Kardashian. Unexpectedly, these programmatic images
acquire a pair of wings, a surprising twist reflecting the artist’s irony and
fascination with the mass culture and its power to reflect societal
Seen together, the works in the series underscores Denis’s ceaseless
examination of global pop culture as he continues to develop his
aesthetic vocabulary that is at once universal and deeply personal.