“Vacation and other Remedies” is a curated selection of recent animations by Russian artist Andrey Kasay. Vibrant, surreal and on occasionally boisterous, Kasay’s compositions present an opportunity for both contemplation and laughter. Discovered during the 2018 Teens Summer Workshop with Denver Digerati, which introduced Denver youths to curatorial theory related to digital animation as a contemporary practice, Kasay’s work transcends any notion of cultural divides in brilliant, playful fashion.
Kasay’s program was presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver as an auxiliary program in conjunction with Supernova Digital Animation Festival in 2018. The program consists of the artist’s series of very short animations “Vacation,” originally presented at Improper Walls Gallery in Vienna, Austria, followed by the episodes 8 & 9 from the hilarious, true-story series “Ziber;” a 2016 video for Paramount Comedy channel, Russia; and two early music videos made in collaboration with Vladivostok based band “Mumiy Troll.” The mix fully validates the artists mantra “If you come to me for my style – you’re welcome. If not – sorry I cannot help you.”
An emerging artist, Kasay’s engaging wit and pop-laden style have already been embraced worldwide, having found a home within brands such as MTV, Nike, Red Bull, CNN, Washington Post, The New Yorker and Adidas. To date, his work has been featured in VICE, WIRED, Juxtapoz and It's Nice That.