Igor Terekhov



The surface of the canvas warns you — here you encounter something absolutely different

The possibilities of the space have expanded in comparison to "abstract painting". We are faced here with an open form in a state of phase transition. The Quantum Space of Heraclitus Fire.

The voice of light. The object disguised as a "painting" gains its actual existence. Rather than an action painting, this is the process of formation of light


180х170 cm 2008

oil on canvas


Aristo ap. Diog. Laert M.Heidegger, Heraclitus
άναχωρήσας δ' εις το ιερόν της 'Αρτέμιδος μετά των παίδων ήστραγάλιζε περιστάντων δ' αυτόν των Έφεσίων, ί, ω κάκιστοι, θαυμάζετε; είπεν 'ή ου κρεΐττον τούτο ποιεΐν ή μεθ' υμών πολιτεύεσθαι;
Aristo ap. Diog. Laert M.Heidegger, Heraclitus

«And he returned to the sanctuary of Artemis, to have a game of dice with the children; the Ephesians gathered around him, and he said to them, «Why marvel, you rascals?

Isn't it better to do these things than to bustle about the πόλις together with you?»


200х138 cm 2013

oil on canvas


180х170 cm 2008

oil on canvas

Li Bai

The Yellow River flows into the Eastern Abyss, The white Sun descends into the Western Sea. The retreating stream and flowing light Are flying, rushing, waiting for no one


73х60 cm 1993

oil on canvas

The meaning of painting and its substance are indivisible, and this is its unique feature

Maurice Merleau-Ponty

This is likely why artists are so unwilling to talk about their occupation. They have before them an example of the creation of texts, called to explain this or that, and the incessantly emerging paradox of the rupture between meaning and substance in verbal spheres


60х50 cm 1993

oil on canvas


90х110 cm 2004

oil on canvas

Martin Buber

A pure gesture that doesn’t snatch the world for itself, but expresses itself for the world, - what a perfect definition for the last phase of modern art


91х100 cm 2004

oil on canvas


60х80 cm 2008

oil on canvas



After painting lost its monopoly on representationalism, it has developed the ability to create total objects with unique properties. The space of the canvas is capable to expand faster than the Universe. The task is not just to find the singularity in the visible, but to create it


The works are in collection of The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, private collections in Russia, Europe, Canada, Singapore, Japan