Alexey Kondakov’s Remixed Classical Paintings

Art History in Contemporary Life
Alexey Kondakov

Ukranian multimedia artist Alexey Kondakov flexes his Photoshop prowess taking characters from classical paintings and transporting them to everyday scenes in his series ‘Art History in Contemporary Life’. The ongoing project sees the artist take banal photographs of contemporary urban life — from subway cars to waiting rooms and trash-filled alleyways, and inserting figures from paintings by the likes of Bouguereau and Holbein. In doing so, Kondakov creates a playful meditation on the nature of time, overlapping époques and cultural contexts. See more of his work on his Facebook page.

All images © Alexy Kondakov