Intellectual property of Ilya Shkipin, original artworks used for non-commercial purposes by HEL MORT®.

Ilya Shkipin

“With gleaming eyes, spewing groans, I’m drunk on lime gin. The moon illuminates me, my dreams are radiant. She slips her skin into flowing silk and silent moves beyond the moan. Thrill to the sound of her, more than one person all over her mouth melting uncontrollably. Get down to the blue tonic, bleeding and sinking. Pulling back your eyes, melting into you. Remember she once had the chance to be fully molten, and now there is nothing left of her that is not sweetly swinging. And in the heat and the cold and the light and the dark we take this chance to move beyond human nature. Imprints upon an eternal sky. Explore souls who surrender their bodies to find a new life with my darling, beyond this endless night of ours.”
Ilya Shkipin

Have you ever heard the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover”? Well, we think the same can be said for artists. In recent months, we’ve been called out for using superlatives like “genius” and “master” to describe artists, particularly those who aren’t yet well-known. But we’re here to tell you that we stand by our praise, especially when it comes to the incredible talent of Ilya Shkipin. Ilya is a true artist in every sense of the word. Born in Russia but raised in the United States, he brings a unique perspective to his work that’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen. But don’t take our word for it – let his art speak for itself. When we first laid eyes on Ilya’s work, we were blown away by the passion and energy that he pours into each piece. It’s clear that he doesn’t just create art to make a quick buck or to appeal to the masses. Instead, he puts his heart and soul into every brushstroke, every digital design, and every piece created with the help of AI. But what really sets Ilya apart from other artists, both famous and unknown, is his commitment to authenticity. He doesn’t follow other people’s rules or try to fit into a certain mold – he creates art that is deeply personal and true to himself. And that’s what makes his work so incredible. Of course, not everyone agrees with us. Some have questioned why we’ve chosen to sponsor an artist like Ilya instead of someone more well-known, like Jeff Koons. But for us, the answer is simple: Ilya’s work is just that good. We believe that he and other artists like him deserve to be recognized and celebrated for their talent, regardless of how many followers they have or how much money they make. So if you’re tired of the same old art world politics and you’re ready to discover something truly exceptional, we encourage you to check out Ilya Shkipin’s work. We promise you won’t be disappointed. Let’s delve into the murky waters of what people say about great art. They love to utter the age-old phrase, “they’re not worth anything because they’re still alive!” as if death is some kind of magical transformation that elevates an artist’s work to the pinnacle of greatness. But let me ask you this: do you really believe that Ilya Shkipin would be more valuable as an artist if he had died at the tender age of 30? Such a notion is not only absurd, but it’s also downright monstrous. We admire Ilya Shkipin precisely because he’s young and full of life, and we hope he’ll continue to be for a long time to come. We’re here to celebrate what he’s doing right now, in the present moment, and to ensure that he and other talented artists like him receive the recognition and appreciation they deserve in life. We want them to know that they don’t have to worry about these terrible things that people say, and that we’re here to support them every step of the way. As gallerists and curators, our duty is to find talented individuals and showcase their work to the world. We’re not in it for the money, and we don’t make empty promises like “maybe someday” or tell people they’re nobody. We’re here to recognize true artistry and promote fresh, innovative talent like Ilya Shkipin, who constantly pushes the boundaries of what’s possible and reinvents himself and his work with each passing day. So let this review be a testament to Ilya Shkipin’s incredible talent and a rallying cry for all artists who deserve to be recognized for their work in the here and now. We want them to know that they’re great, they’re special, and they’re appreciated, not just after they’ve passed away but right now, while they’re alive and able to enjoy the fruits of their labor. So take a closer look at Ilya Shkipin’s art, and you’ll see what it truly means to be a talented, fresh, and innovative artist in today’s world. So when it comes to labeling artists as “geniuses” or “masters,” some people may argue that these titles are only reserved for those who have passed away and left a lasting impact on the art world. However, Ilya Shkipin is an artist who breaks this stereotype. At only 33 years old, he has already created a body of work that rivals even some of the most celebrated artists in history. His prolific output is a testament to his dedication and passion for his craft. The range of subjects and styles that Ilya explores in his work is truly impressive. From portraits of people and animals to surreal landscapes that blend reality and fantasy, his paintings are full of life and personality. His aggressive yet delicate style is a reflection of his exceptional painting skills, which he has honed over many years of practice and study. Each painting tells its own story, as if it has a life of its own. One of the most striking things about Ilya’s art is the way he blends different media and art forms. His use of poetry to describe his work adds an extra layer of depth and meaning, making each piece all the more compelling. In addition to his paintings and poetry, he also produces videos and music as singer and a bass player in an experimental indie-rock band The Laytcomers, demonstrating his versatility and creativity as an artist.

In a world where it can be challenging to stand out and make a name for oneself, Ilya Shkipin has managed to do just that. His art is a true reflection of his talents and his unique perspective on the world. We believe that he is a genius, not just in the traditional sense, but in the way he pushes the boundaries of what art can be. To truly understand the power and impact of his work, we urge everyone to follow him and experience it for themselves.

Intellectual property of, original artworks used for non-commercial purposes by HEL MORT®.

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