Art by Lyudmyla Rashtanova, Eduard Potapenkov, Serhiy Korniyevskyi
“There comes a day when the world around us collapses. There comes a day when meanings and feelings, addresses and letterboxes change.
Amidst the sound of sirens and burning houses, you feel alive as never before, for you realise that there may be no tomorrow.
Life goes on, and the war leaves in its wake death, destruction, and crippled lives as monuments that no one will ever forget.”
About the artists
Lyudmila Rashtanova is a Ukrainian artist. She was born in Kyiv in 1981. In 2006, she graduated from the graphics department of the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture (workshop of easel graphics under the direction of Professor A.V. Chebykin). Works in the field of graphics, easel painting, is engaged in installations. He has been active in exhibition activities since 2011, a participant in international exhibitions and fairs. Lives and works in Kyiv.
In her work, Lyudmila Rashtanova often refers to the rapidly disappearing information medium from our lives - paper. And not as a material and medium, but as an aesthetic category. In her paintings, such urgent things as newspaper articles, postcards, letters, personal photos are often immortalized.
The artist works on a fine line between pop art, symbolism, trance-avant-garde and impressionism, while her style is recognizable, but devoid of whimsical buffoonery often characteristic of eclectic styles heavily mixed with pop art. The restrained color scheme of her paintings explodes, usually with a single color accent. The artist masterfully works with fonts and calligraphic elements, often turning to the aesthetics of Japanese engraving and calligraphy.
Lyudmila's works are filled with light sadness for the aesthetic phenomena of everyday life: daily newspapers, steamships, handwritten letters, traveling circuses, greeting cards, which she skillfully aestheticizes in her works and confronts them with the new reality of today, and sometimes tomorrow. digitalization.
Rashtanova's works are often sad jokes of a beautiful ingénue who has just reread a tome by the poststructuralist philosopher Gilles Deleuze or Roland Barthes.
Written by Oleksandr Zakletskyi.
2006 A graduate of the Kyiv National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture(Faculty of Easel Graphics under the leadership of Professor Andrii Chebykin)
2004-2012 Member of the Association of Young Artists and Art Critics NAOMA
Serhii Kornievskyi is a Ukrainian artist.
1987 - graduated from the Dnipropetrovsk art school named after E.V. Vuchetich1996 - National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture named after T. G. Shevchenko, /monumental painting workshop/ Kyiv.
Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. Member of the art commune "Squat on Olehivska". Lives in Kyiv, where he continues to work creatively in various spheres of the artistic city.
The creative path of Serhii Kornievskyi begins in 1983-1987. This is the period of his studies at the Dnipropetrovsk art school named after Vuchetich From 1990 to 1996, Serhii Kornievskyi improved his specialty within the walls of the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture named after T. G. Shevchenko, Kyiv. Workshop of monumental painting. During his studies at the academy, starting from 1991 onwards, the artist took part in city, all-Ukrainian and international exhibitions, promotions, and art festivals. It is desirable to point out some characteristics of Serhii's creative nature:
Serhii Kornievskyi is:– an active mind, capable of capturing and reproducing ideas, transforming them into aesthetic images;- a disciplined and creative imagination, completely free from the confusion introduced by fantasy, but, on the contrary, connected with intuition;– inspiration, or intuition of ability, imagination.
Serhiy Kornievsky feels his time, seeks movement in the zone of new paths in art, where the new does not burden. Getting to know the unknown, mastering new techniques - this is the path that an artist leads in art.
Eduard Potapenkov is a Ukrainian artist. Born in 1968 (Dnipro, Ukraine)
From 1983 to 1987 - Dnipropetrovsk art school named after E.V. Vuchetych (teachers L. Antoniuk, G. Cherneta)
From 1988 to 1994 – National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture (workshop of easel painting of Professor V. Shatalin)
Since 1990, he has been a participant in many group and personal exhibitions both in Ukraine and abroad.
From 1993 to 1996, he was a member of the artistic association "Cold VEL".
Permanent member of the creative group "Squat on Olehivska". Lives and works in Kyiv. Works are in private collections in Ukraine and abroad