Even a meager mention of any of the Shakespearean plots provokes the artist to reinvent both the classic characters and their backgrounds. After hundreds of years of now layers upon layers of countless adaptations, it is rather hard to get rid of their influence. Therefore, the art of Ivan Chernysh is overflowing with various clichés and stereotypes. Arguably, the depiction is more recognizable than the story of the Danish prince itself. A pair of sneakers, a can of sprats, a tiny figure of Lenin and, of course, violence — a faithfully-made rendition worthy of Poderviansky's genius.
Ivan Chernysh