Pavel Polshchikov (b. 1998) works with various media including sculpture, graphics, installation and printing on fabric. In his artistic practice he explores visual representation of knowledge and power, and at what point this representation begins to exist as a kind of autonomous object or turns into an abstraction and loses the boundaries of its own meanings.
His practice appeals to production of speculative narratives and creation of some semantic uncertainty and ambiguity. He strives to balance between fiction and "pure" abstraction. The ideal expression for this attitude is syntax without meaning. Art works organized according to this principle are capable of producing a specific type of tension of perception.
He is also interested in the subject of the sacred and how religious symbols can be produced and used, how the sacred space can be separated from the profane space, how extra-phenomenological experience can be designated and how such descriptions function as cultural texts, how they affect social reality and the mechanisms and dynamics of its reassembly.