Petro Gronsky's "Storm"
This is the first and currently the only author's reflection on the events caused by russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
First and foremost, the work is a documentation of the artist's own perception of the grim reality of wartime, 'documented' by the author during 2022-2023, by means of creating several objects from concrete in his studio in the city of Kyiv.
"Amidst of the Storm is an attempt to capture the changing state of the present reality and a subconscious attempt to find the desired place of calm and contemplation amongst the anxieties and uncertainties, which is necessary for comprehending the new reality."
About the artist
Petro Gronsky (Kyiv, 1989) is a Ukrainian modern sculptor. He studied at Taras Shevchenko State High School of Art. Sculpture Department Kyiv and at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Sculpture Department Kyiv. In 2015-2018 he was an Assistant Trainee of the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Sculpture Department Kyiv. Now he lives and works in Kyiv.
List of the exhibitions
2020 «Dive» Dora Ostrovsky Art Hub Gallery, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2019 «Ukrainian Contemporary Sculpture», Auction house. The golden section, Kyiv
2019 «Frontier – VR Art Festival», М17 Contemporary Art center, Kyiv
2019 «Reforming the space. Sculpture laboratory», М17 Contemporary Art center, Kyiv
2019 «Kyiv Art Week», Toronto Center, Kyiv; 2019 «International Art Exhibition Nord ART 2019», Budelsdorf
2018 «Kyiv International Sculpture Symposium named after O.Arhipenko», Kyiv;
2018 «Kyiv Art Week», Toronto Center, Kyiv
2018 «Conditional Method. VR», Mytets Art Gallery, Kyiv
2018 «Art For Live»(auction), Mystetskiy Arsenal, Kyiv
2018 «More Than Sculpture», ArtUkraine Gallery, Kyiv
2017 «Mechanism of evolution», Modern Art Research Institute of the National Acedemy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv
2017 «First National Biennial of Young Contemporary Art»,Mystetskiy Arsenal, Kyiv
2017 «Corpusculum II», Lavra Art Gallery, Kyiv
2017 «Triennial of Sculpture 2017», Central House of the Artist, Kyiv
2017 «Ukrainian Artists Sleeping», Tamago gallery, Berlin
2016 «Sculptural Program of the Gogolphest Festival 2016», Platform Art Factory, Kyiv
2015 «Ukraine: Short Stories», Luciano Benetton collection, International Art Project
2014 «Triennial of Sculpture 2014», Central House of the Artist. Kyiv
2014 «Gogolfest Festival 2014 Sculptural Program», Vydubichi, Kyiv
2013 «International Sculpture Symposium in Moscow», International Academy of Arts «Burganov Center», Moscow
2011 «Triennial of Sculpture 2011», Central House of the Artist, Kyiv