Sky Art Foundation presents REFLECTION by Olesya Dzhuraeva in TSUM

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Kyiv UFO Plate in art

Olesya Dzhuraeva is a famous virtuoso of Ukrainian easel graphics. Her new project called “Reflection” is inspired by Kyiv and presents more than 20 limited linocuts, half of which are made in the collage technique. Artworks were mostly created within 2014-2018.

“One might like or hate the new buildings made of glass and concrete,” says Olesya Dzhuraeva. “However, just like the electricity long time ago, glass surfaces change my city forever. I am an observer. Nevertheless, I confess: the rhythms that are reflected in glass surfaces fascinate me.”

Planetarium, 2016
Planetarium, 2016
The right direction, 2014
The right direction, 2014
Mirror image, 2018
Mirror image, 2018
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Her habit of observing the city development, and the evolution of the architecture inspired the artist to create Kyiv collages. She had been working on the art pieces the whole year. International art critics describe her as “a bright representative of the Ukrainian contemporary graphic school”. This is confirmed by her constant rising presence on the global scene of graphic arts. Olesya's works have been exhibited in Ukraine, Italy, Portugal, France, USA, Poland, United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Germany, Taiwan, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Lithuania, Croatia, Brazil, Belgium, Colombia, China, Romania, Armenia, Malaysia, Serbia, Canada.

When: 24.10 - 27.11.2018 (private view at 19.00 on October 23)
Organizer: Sky Art Foundation
Where: TSUM Kyiv (Kyiv, 38 Khreshchatyk, 7th floor)
Admission: free

Olesya Dzhuraeva was born in 1982 in the city of Dushanbe, Tajikistan. She moved to Ukraine in 1989. In 2006 she graduated from Kyiv State Institute of Decorative and Applied Art and Design named after Mykhailo Boychuk, Faculty of Graphic Design. She is the member of the National Artists’ Union of Ukraine since 2004 The artist works with various graphic techniques, including etching, linocut, mezzotint, pastel. Dzhuraeva’s artworks are held in public collections in Brazil, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Ukraine and USA, as well as in private collections in Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, Australia, and Argentina. Olesya Dzhuraeva has participated in more than 100 group exhibitions, biennials, contests, as well as 16 solo projects around the globe.

Sky Art Foundation is a charity fund that was established in Ukraine in autumn 2014 by patron Dmytro Palienko. The organization aims to support the new generation of Ukrainian contemporary artists. Sky Art Foundation contributes to the international cultural exchange and Ukraine's cultural integration into the world art scene. It also is an active charity that organizes international art projects and cultural events that involve Ukrainian artists.

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