(B. 1987, Krasnodar, Russia)
(B. 1985, Stavropol, Russia)
Live and work in Krasnadar, Russia
Recycle Group, formed by Andrey Blokhin & Georgy Kuznetsov in 2006, explore the realm of ‘Virtual Reality’ using both recycled imagery and materials. Their work aims to bridge incompatible subjects such as the classical with the contemporary, Western artistic traditions with Russian domestic realities. Since 2008 the artists have regularly participated in various group shows in Moscow, St Petersburg and other Russian cities. The year 2008 marked their first exhibition under the title Recycle. Two years later, Recycle Group won the prestigious Kandinsky Prize in the nomination “Young Artist” for their Reverse project. Since 2010 works by the art group have been showcased on a regular basis in international galleries and various contemporary art spaces in France, Italy, Great Britain, USA and BelgiumIn 2012 Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow hosted their grand personal show Paradise Network, which attracted a wide audience and was widely covered by the mass media. The artists participated in the programme of la Biennale di Venezia in 2011, 2013,2015 and 2017. Their large-scale installations, made of plastic mesh, have decorated the facade of Grand Palais during the international art fair Art Paris 2013 and the facade of London School of Economics in 2014-2015. Works by Recycle Group are part of the public collections of Glasstress, Royal Museum of Scotland, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow among others. Both Andrey Blokhin and Georgy Kuznetsov live and work between the South of France and Krasnodar.