Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Spatial Painting

Not understanding of my own work becomes the best that I can aim for, because the best way to find myself as an artist is to lose myself...
What I'm doing now is not new in the art world, but it is absolutely new in my art life...

Monday, April 28, 2014

Black, white and a little touch of red...My current paintings.

If a human figure appears in my painting, I don't think about pressure of thousands of years of art history. I even don't take it as a challenge to be able to say something new with such a familiar subject. Maybe the difficulty of it is something that drives me and pushes me to work even harder and learn in a more intense way.
But I believe that all subjects are given to artists, subjects which are not designed artificially, but come spontaneously as a product of self-identification with memories
and relationships.
An artist is like Litmus paper, the indicator that reflects the ambience. It is impossible to avoid the influence of the world around us and the world inside us. But the complexity of the balance is a dare. Criticism from outer sources and inner forces should be present, even though it is painful and sometimes has masochistic implications.
Doubting your merits is not underestimating yourself.
Telling a personal story is not being sentimental.
The worse thing is to be pretentious, even though radical honesty is unnecessary.
Finding the harmony and tension is the goal. 

Thinking, remebering, feeling... I'm Ukrainian

A spontaneous way of working is not based on arbitrary thinking. Every spontaneous act is a reflection of our memories, our culture, our thinking and our everyday life. Not having preconceived ideas before starting to paint is the most honest way of self-discovery and expression.

Even when I try to suppress my story, the vulnerability I feel on being exposed to the overlapping human relationships is still visible. The connection between my cultural heritage and my surroundings inevitably finds surprising order. 


The Legendary Whitney Studio Ceiling

Even though they didn't mention our names, still I'm proud of myself and three other young artists, who participated in this project.


Sirena LaBurn

Shany Saar

Emilio Cuilan

and me