Through this series, Kirill Chelushkin questions the processes at work in the recognition of the visible world. His large graphite pencil drawings are realistic in style but what is at play in them traps the perceptual system – the figures depicted oscillate between the familiar and the unknown, forcing the viewer into an inner focus that will remain unsatisfied. The elements that make up the image remain unrecognizable, inoperative from the point of view of identification, indefinable. Everyone experiences the perception of what surrounds them in a unique way. But the interpretation of sensory information nevertheless obeys a certain number of common codes, which allow the whole of a population to identify the beacons of its sensory universe and by extension, of its intelligible universe: what the individual understands the world and its place in it.