His Most Exquisite Objects looks to Russian folk jewellery and Faberge eggs to create an eclectic mix of modern treasures.

Stemming from a collaborative project with London-based artist Ellie Wyatt, and central to it a photo of Putin riding topless on horseback, the motif of a small man's chest has been imprinted into pieces as though it were a hallmark.

The playful nature of each artefact allows an image with political connotations to become merely decorative. The craft of each piece instead takes center stage. Modelled at first in hand by wax each piece retains the marks of the maker. Each piece is hand-polished and plated in 18 carat gold hinting at Faberge luxury and looking divine.

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(2018)