This painting with sculptural elements is part of my "Techno Anatomy" series. In this series, I continue the ethical and aesthetic research on the intrinsic connection between humans and technology, looking for similarities and derivations which can be found normally in parent to child comparisons. Metaphorical genealogical continuity also exists in the phenomenon where the artist subconsciously creates something similar to himself and often doesn't see it and denies the resemblance. The "Techno Anatomy" series aims to find and point out the evidence of human-to-machine organic relation.

"Arterial Grafts" was made with cement, enamel paint and rust–materials which are usually used in construction, not fine arts. But here is an interesting visualization of how from the same stuff one can make so many different things. Seeing it in practical results, you can easily find that hidden connection between pretty much everything in this world. You see concrete and rust but it's not a factory building or railway station, but a piece of art. But is a factory building a piece of art then? This piece comes ready to hang.

- Daniil Alikov

Arterial Grafts

plywood, cement, enamel paint, natural rust, acrylics on wood

Signed on back

10" h x 8.5" w x .8" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.



Daniil Alikov
Singapore, Singapore

Getting to Know Daniil

Daniil Alikov is interested in the relationship between machine and human. The work is clean and contemporary in its minimal style and bold geometric shapes; however, it also uses the visual language of decay. Together, the rough texture, rusted edges, and frayed bits of canvas are evocative of industrialization, cities, and factories. Mass culture and its shiny technological products often hide the reality of its own production, the waste it creates, and the distance it puts between humans and their natural environment. Daniil’s work captures this contraction, where order conceals chaos, and beauty is found in deterioration. Daniil uses found materials in his work, such as steel, wood, rubber and plastic. With a graphic, street art style the compositions he creates seem to speak a secret language. It is as if the materials we discard have come back to tell us something, reminding us that everything we create remains a part of us.