Oleg Kulik (born 1961 in Kiev) is an Ukrainian-born Russian performance artist, sculptor, photographer and curator. Kuliks creates a symbolic set of parameters, which define the environment the dog-personae will inhabit and then devise a series of actions that unfold as a response. The artist describes the dialogue within his practice as “a conscious falling out of the human horizon” which places him on hands and knees. His intention is to describe what he sees as a crisis of contemporary culture, a result of an overly refined cultural language that leads to barriers between individuals. Thus, he simplifies his performance language to the basic emotive of a domestic animal.
art of russia
Artist Susan Silas wrote "A Love Letter to Oleg Kulik, A Prince among Men, a Man among Dogs".
I love Europe
one of a series of works made in Tibet, 2008