Andrey often experiments with the subjects of pop culture, mass media and celebrities. This time he chose the multimedia genre that is novel for him. A media installation – the self-portrait will model a stream of faces that have influenced the evolvement of the artist. All of us, one way or the other, have been under the influence of the eminent people’s charisma or have been fascinated by pop idols forced on us by the omnipresent media. This video is the result of an ironic self-analysis. The video was made as a collage and was animated later.
Andrey Rudyev graduated from the Mukhina Leningrad Higher School of Art and Industry, taught at the department of monumental and decorative painting of the St. Petersburg State Academy of Art and Design, worked as an artist at the Lenfilm studio, took part in many exhibitions. Everyone remembers his penguins that ran from the Arctic and Antarctic Museum around St. Petersburg , Antarctic Mission, the Pro Arte Institute festival and the series of monumental panels on special material (ruberoid).
Andrey Rudyev says that his first creative practices were directed at realistically portraying objects. He was fanatically devoted to realistic painting. However, as soon as he mastered his artistic skills, his views changed. In his individual preferences, he moved on from the Russian academic artists to the German classic artists of the twentieth century such as Joseph Beuys and Anselm Kiefer, and the contemporaries, Jonathan Meese and Daniel Richter.