M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste échte stappen in het digitale landschap. Ons doel is met behulp van nieuwe media de kunstwerken nog beter te kaderen dan we tot nu toe hebben kunnen doen.

We geven momenteel prioriteit aan smartphones en tablets, m.a.w. de in-museum-ervaring. Maar we zijn evenzeer hard aan het werk aan een veelzijdige desktop-versie. Tot het zover is vind je hier deze tussenversie.

M HKA goes digital

Embracing the possibilities of new media, M HKA is making a particular effort to share its knowledge and give art the framework it deserves.

We are currently focusing on the experience in the museum with this application for smartphones and tablets. In the future this will also lead to a versatile desktop version, which is now still in its construction phase.

Dmitry Gutov

° 1960

Born in Moscow (RU), lives in Moscow (RU).

Dmitry Gutov (°1960) was born in Moscow, which remains both his home and workplace. Not only is he a visual artist, but he is simultaneously theoretician, ideologist and art critic. After graduating from the Russian Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, he embarks on his career in the arts, largely deriving inspiration from his passion for philosophy, literature and his knowledge of Soviet cultural history in general.

Gustov combines his bookishness with artistic studies into contemporary painting and the abstract, along with the calligraphy of the Far East and graphic design. Although he started out making Post Conceptual installations, and using a diverse palette of media as an artist, employing photography, painting, video or digital art, he is currently best known for his canvas paintings and his myriad drawings and sketches in ink, which incidentally have frequently been executed on canvas as well. 

Over time he has developed an intellectual visual language that embodies his obsession with the visual nuance of the traditional canvas. The images he creates have a unique appeal due to their precision and pictorial simplicity. Every picture expresses a sense of haste, as though it were made as a thoughtless exercise of the fingers, while at the same time exhibiting power, a straightforwardness that is both purposeful and well-considered. His oil portraits and landscapes on canvas have the appearance of  “painted silkscreens”, often with a background colour in monochrome, with subtle contrasts woven throughout.

In terms of content, Gutov draws from every imaginable theme, object and form of expression found in culture in its broadest sense, paying no mind to time, place or ideology. Each work functioning as a short essay summarised in an image.


>Dmitry Gutov, Smash , 1992-2003.Installation, volleyball's net, ball, fishing-line.

>Dmitry Gutov, Feet II, 2013.Painting, oil on canvas, 30 x 25 cm.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Geel – Middle Gate II – The Story of Dymphna. 15 September 2018 - 04 November 2018.

> Exhibition: Horizons of Reality. 15 March 2003 - 01 June 2003.

> Exhibition: Recent acquisitions. 14 August 2015 - 31 January 2016.

> Ensemble: Middle Gate.