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c    27.01.2011
по  03.03.2011

Mykola MALYSHKO : The strength of the human mind: sculpture, painting


 

27th of January, 18:00. Opening of the retrospective by the classic of the modern Ukrainian art Mykola MALYSHKO

 

The exposition features over 70 works of art of 1960-2010 to include such famous sculptures as:  “Embrace”, “Cross-section”, “Bow”, “Praprarpavis”, and paintings: “Color of surrounding”, series of paintings “Clay”, “Generation”, and many others.  Some part of it will be presented to the visitors for the first time.

 

As explained by a fine art expert Oksana Remenyaka: “He is the “demiurge” of sculpture in the original meaning of this word and, in the same time, he is a craftsman and an architect of his inimitable world. He prefers to work with the wood as this is the source for the expression of moral and aesthetical vision of the ancient Slavic people. How would you call the sculpture of Malyshko? Frames, mobiles, structures, postmodern installations? This is where you can see the reminds of the structural components of national sacral architecture filled with the elements of “octagon on a square” with the Cossack watchtowers and bell towers, perfect series of endless raptures and recherché walkways reflected in his “Cross-section” and “Praprarpavis” as a new understanding of the topic being so important to the Slavic people – statues of the house patrons or hobs; these were the archaic remainders of the wooden plastic arts in the form of sticks or blocks of different height with a humanlike head on top:  “Mountain. Poet”, "Milady", “Bow”... Another parallel that is coming across my mind is the art of esegi which is a unique procedure for assembling sculptures from small tightly placed blocks that become extremely popular in the mediaeval Japan and turned into the popular type of postmodern Japanese plastics... The artist himself may not recognize that the whole world is passing through his hands...".

 

Most fine art experts believe that the works of Mykola Malyshko produce different emotions that cannot leave the audience indifferent.

According to Mykola Malyshko, “The true artist is, first of all, a human capable of understanding life together with the manysidedness and multilevelness of its relations: Human – society – universe – God; past – present – future".

 

Are you capable of understanding and mastering of all of these things, go beyond the everyday routine, find your background and think of eternal alongside with the artist?

 

The exposition will take place from January 27th till March 3rd.

 

For seeing the photo-report from the opening of the exhibition click here.

 


He is the “demiurge” of sculpture in the original meaning of this word and, in the same time, he is a craftsman and an architect of his inimitable world. He prefers to work with the wood as this is the source for the expression of moral and aesthetical vision of the ancient Slavic people.” Oksana Remenyaka

Таня Грущенко
curator