ZHERNOV Artifactory is a the unique boutique and studio of artifacts in one place.
“My grandfather and father were artisans. They made and restored icons, and so my earliest experiments are not of art, but of the materials I inherited after them”.
A copper remains the main working material for Sergey. Constantly exploring, Sergey added a wood, a tar paper and the most interesting – the findings from the flea markets and archeological digs which he uses in sculptures, typically fantastic figures and objects.
He basically destroys the objects he collects and uses their fragments or totally remakes the object adding the copper details. His studio can easily be described as a laboratory of inventions where discarded ephemera of daily life is broken and reassembled to create totems.
Sergey Zhernov, the founder and designer, is a modern Frankenstein creating new creature with poetic and mythological titles.
His experiments are almost mad but they are seductively weird.
“The weird is underrated. But to me weirdness is just as important or exciting as humor or any other king of fundamental feeling”.”