This abstract geometric piece has a heavy textured surface made with cement and painted raw linen, which is cut to shape and glued to the stretched canvas. Although the piece is abstract, the design can be read as the Chinese character meaning "king". This piece is from my series, "Industrial Geometry".

This piece was made with cement, raw cotton, linen, acrylic paint, and spray paint on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Daniil Alikov

The King

cement, raw cotton, linen, acrylic paint, and spray paint on stretched canvas

Signed on back

30" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
3 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.