Manikhin Playing Cards Multi

Description Manikhin Playing Cards are created by Roma Manikhin for the Normann x Brask Art Collection.
Read more about the art collection here.
330g paper
Size & Weight:
H: 9 x L: 6,5 x D: 2 cm
0,1 kg
Product Information:
Playing Cards: 54 playing cards in 330g paper, textured and with a plastic coated surface. The cards come in paper packaging with a sticker closure. 3-armed Candlestick: Molded resin with inserted cups for three candles; matt and smooth finish. Candlestick: Concrete mold with inserted candle cups; hand-painted finish.
Carefully clean with damp cloth.

Manikhin Cards & Candlesticks

In response to the notion that the world is too serious and short on humor, Roma Manikhin gives us a dose of satire with his saucy deck of playing cards and provocative candlesticks created for the Normann x Brask Art Collection.

A burlesque circus of 54 seductive acts adorns the playing cards, inspired by burlesque shows, sailor tattoos, erotic postcards and a late 18th century mood. Although the cards provide us with an unpleasant reminder of the stereotyped sexual portrayals of women, one cannot help but smile when presented with this bizarre and enticing world.

Drawing on the styles of 20th century Italian design, Manikhin’s two candlesticks for the collection emerge as three-dimensional representations of his artistic universe. One depicts a female head, her plump lips holding the candle in place, while the other is a full nude figure, balancing a total of three candles across both her hands and her head. The pieces are made from hand-painted concrete and untreated resin respectively; their voluptuous designs charged with humor and sexual desire.

Roma Manikhin

The Moscow-based artist Roma Manikhin is known for his humorous and erotic universe, which he uses to address themes of marginal sexuality and the fetishism of sex. Bright colors, expressive forms and a touch of sentimentcharacterize his work, which comprises painting, installation art and print graphic design. Since 2005, he has worked as a magazine illustrator for major publishing houses.

Manikhin was born in 1977 in Moscow. He graduated from the Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry with a degree in Communication Design in 2008. Latest solo exhibitions include ‘Circus Circus’ at the Art4.RU Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, Russia and ‘Herring in a Coat’ at the Grisk Gallery in Aarhus, Denmark.