ACTUALLY
YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN THE EARTH
AND YOU WILL NEVER BE

Mitasov

 

A presentation by Pavel Makov and Nikolaj Shtock. Photos Pavel Makov, 2000

     

"What little we know about Mitasov is that he was born in the early fifties in the city of Kharkov in Ukraine. He graduated as an economist from the university. For some years he worked as a manager of a supermarket in Kharkov. When he died in 1999 his flat in the centre of the city contained the most stunning visual images all created in the latter half of his life.

 

Every inch of his home including its small amount of furniture was decorated with letters and signs.
His work is an example of lŽart brut and at the same time his work can be seen as a record of the modern life in Ukraine. What Mitasov has left us is an amazing and accurate visual record of his time".

Pavel Makov

 

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MOTHER. FATHER.
WHERE ON THE EARTH
 
TO WORK AND LIVE.
WHERE ON THE EARTH
 
THE UNBREAKABLE UNION
OF THE FREE REPUBLICS
 
TO WORK. NO
TO WORK. NO
 
WILL YOU BE SO KIND TO GIVE ME A LITTLE BIT OF PAINT
 
MITASOV. WHERE ON THE EARTH

 

MITASOV

SATIE

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