Mystetskyi Arsenal, one of the most important Kyiv Art Spaces, will start its new exhibition season with presenting series of works by Oleksandr Gnylytsky, Ukrainian artist who has a very strong influence on forming contemporary Ukrainian art scene.
Oleksandr Gnylytsky was born in Kharkiv in 1961. A painter and film-set designer, he lived and worked in Kyiv and Munich. Gnilitsky died in Kyiv in 2009.
The artist worked in diverse media and forms of art, including graphic art, VJ art (as co-founder of the Institution of Unstable Thoughts), kinetic sculpture, growing art and photography. One of the central figures in Ukrainian contemporary art, he was a classic of the “south Russian wave” and one of the most prominent painters in the post-Soviet space.
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Employing different artistic techniques – graphic art, sculpture, photography and video installations – Gnylytsky addressed painting as a means of controlling thoughts and the imagination. This helps us to better understand the illusory nature of the world and, in this way, to liberate ourselves of it.
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The exhibition will be opened on February 23rd, 2017 and will be available for all the visitors until March 26th, 2017 at Mystetskyi Arsenal (12, Lavrs’ka street, Kyiv). The entrance fee is UAH 60, tickets are also available on-line.
Photo source: Mystetskyi Arsenal web page