Serhiy Gulievych's etching
"The theme of war for me is always a confrontation between two forces: good and evil, light and darkness, beauty and ugliness, black and white. In the work "Interventionist" I tried to reveal these confrontations through engraving, which enhances the emotionality of perception. With the disgusting and dead body of the torn occupier, a visualisation of the desired image of the enemy appears on a subconscious level.
In addition, the image demonstrates not only the fate of the direct invader, but also the indirect and hidden one, as evidenced by the chair. It serves as a symbol of the home and comfort. Therefore, this work also applies to traitors, as they will suffer the same fate, it is only a matter of time. "Interventionist" is the result of collective resistance in the confrontation between two civilisations. It is the image of an invader in the minds of citizens of a united and independent country. It is a thorny path to victory. The consequences for the occupier."
About the artist
Serhiy Gulievych (Khmelnytskyi region, 1995) is a Ukrainian graphic artist, a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine since 2021.
Born in 1995 in Khmelnytskyi region. He lives and work in Kyiv. In 2018, he received a master's degree at the Department of Graphics, Publishing and Printing Institute, NTUU "KPI" named after Ihor Sikorskyi. Currently, he is a graduate student at the Institute of Contemporary Art Problems of NAMU. He got acquainted with the etching technique during his studies, in the workshop of Volodymyr Ivanov-Akhmetov.
After graduating from the institute, I professionally engage in etching, mainly monochrome, creating both easel sheets and series of works. In addition to etching, I am fond of monotype and black-and-white photography. I participate in group exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad, a participant in many thematic competitions, festivals and art events dedicated to hand printing.