ULTIMUM ASTRUM* / The Ceilings
100 х 150 cm / 2019–21 / digital printing, tablet, ink, acrylic, lacquer, brass
16 large format works represent mixed media art. Photographs of the ceilings of abandoned metropolis places. A symbol of the lost wonderful heritage coated with the constellations of soot left behind from the matches thrown by youngsters. Mimicking the popular childish backyard ritual, Sirotkin uses brass matches for his photographic works. The soot is performed with black ink and hard coal; the drops of acrylic paint symbolize the night sky.