Vasily Klyukin was born in Moscow (Russia), in 1976. Over the years he has become a notable figure in the world of art, architecture and sculpture.

The highlights from Klyukin’s artistic career include the publishing of an album of architectural concepts, Designing Legends, dating to 2013. In 2017, the artist designed The Golden Madonnina statue, which succeeded in becoming the official Design Prize award at Milan Design Week. The same year, Klyukin contributed to the Burning Man Festival, through on-site installation of the Beating Heart statue at the event. The highlight of 2018 was the opening of his solo exhibition, ‘In Dante Veritas,’ at the State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg) and the sculptural park, ‘La Collection’ Air’ in Luzern (Switzerland).

The artist is also a famous defender of the environment and dealing with the ecological problems. Inevitably, environmental themes are predominant in Klyukin’s art. The creation of the Why People Can’t Fly sculpture in 2018, certainly did justice to the cause. The model depicts waste-filled balloons, more specifically plastic waste from over 150 countries, holding down the human being. The work will soon be exhibited at the Burning Man festival in 2019. The year also features one of artist’s personal exhibitions of sculptures, In Dante Veritas, taking place in Venice, from May to November 2019. Being a well-known and respected artist, Klyukin’s works are located throughout the world, including: Moscow, London, Monte Carlo, Cannes and Ibiza.

The artist’s support for amfAR, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, allows his art to be found at charity auctions world wide.

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Auctions

24TH ANNUAL AMFAR GALA CANNES, FRANCE
26 MAY 2017
‘Dancing Fairy’. Metal, acrylic, varnish. Created from non-interconnected, moving elements.
Size: 190 х 120 cm (74.8 x 47.2 in)
Executed in 2016, Unique Piece.
SOLD FOR 300 000 Euro

LEONARDO DICAPRIO FOUNDATION ST.TROPEZ, FRANCE
26 JULY 2017
Golden Tiger 6/9 – stainless steel, chrome plated, sectional, non-interconnected and painted elements.
Size: 245x143x75 cm  (96.4 x 56.3 x 29.5 in)
Executed in 2017, this work is number 1 from an edition of 6.
SOLD FOR 250 000 Euro

MONTE CARLO OCEAN GALA, MONACO
26 SEPTEMBER 2018
Why people can’t fly. The sculpture depicting glass balloons on the ground that are anchoring a child, hanging upside down, so that he is not able to fly away. Metal, glass, bronze, plastic.
Size 330x115x115 cm (129.9 x 45.2 x 45.2 in)
Executed in 2017,  this work is number 1 from an edition of 6.
SOLD FOR 150 000 Euro

26TH ANNUAL AMFAR GALA CANNES, FRANCE
23 MAY 2019
Passion and Harmony. Wood, medium density fiberboard, steel, aluminum, mirror, and paint
Size Diameter 332 x Depth 48 cm (130.7 x 18.89 in)
Executed in 2019
SOLD FOR 325 000 Euro

HAPPY HEARTS CZECH, CZECH REPUBLIC 
22 JUNE 2019
Buddha XIV in One. Made of total 14 golden metal plates this figure symbolizes all fourteen reincarnations of the XIV Dalai Lama.
Size 32х15х8 cm (12.5×5.9×3.1 in)
Executed in 2017, edition of 14.
SOLD FOR 24 000 Euro

PHILLIPS, 20TH CENTURY & CONTEMPORARY ART DAY SALE, ENGLAND
28 JUNE 2019
‘Dancing Fairy’ (Beatrice Gold), incised with the artist’s initials, inscribed and dated ‘VK DF BG 2/6 15’ on the insert of one panel brass on silver and black metal base
Size: 100 x 60 x 56 cm (39 3/8 x 23 5/8 x 22 in.)
Executed in 2015, this work is number 2 from an edition of 6.
SOLD FOR £75,000

ANDREA BOCELLI FOUNDATION, ITALY
28 JULY 2019
Newborn mind, Stainless steel and paint on plywood base
Size 28x24x20 cm (11×9.4×7.8 in)
Executed in 2017, this work is number 2 from an edition of 25.
SOLD FOR 45 000 Euro

Exhibitions

  • Black Rock City (Nevada, USA), The official participant of Burning Man 2019, August 25 – September 2, 2019 (another variant will be exhibited);
  • Venice (Italy) 58th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Vasily Klyukin: ‘In Dante Veritas’, 7 May – 30 November 2019 (another variant exhibited);
  • Sardinia, Porto Cervo (Italy) SimonBart Gallery, Summer – Autumn 2019 (another variant exhibited);
  • Moscow (RUSSIA) Vasily Klyukin: ‘In Dante Veritas’, October 27, 2018 – January 28, 2019 (another variant exhibited);
  • St.Petersburg (Russia), The State Russian Museum, Vasily Klyukin: ‘In Dante Veritas’, June 27 – September 25, 2018 (another variant exhibited);
  • Monte-Carlo (Monaco), Rue De Portier, Vasily Klyukin, ArtHouse 2050, Summer – Autumn 2018 (another variant exhibited)

Publications

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