Oleksandr Yanovych, Oleksandra Kryshovska
A pair exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Kyiv artists opens on May 14 at the Imagine Point Gallery, dedicated to the creation and destruction of worlds.
Where is the beginning of the end that ends the beginning?
Perhaps the deepest meaning of art is the artist's desire to feel like a demiurge - a being who has the power to rule the universe. But if there are two demiurges, is their power limited or multiplied? The authors of the exhibition, a father and a daughter, talk to each other about the content of the creation and destruction of reality. Various media are used as arguments in the discussion - painting, sculpture and installation; intergenerational dialogue, both abstract and deeply emotional, touches on issues of separation and heredity, purpose and meaning, action and inaction.
Alexander Yanovich presents the best works from his large-scale project "Creation of the World". Encouraged by the power of the newly created world, inspired by his own determination, he vigorously completes its branching, intervenes in the course of its events, directs the flow of energy and manipulates matter. Bright colors and planetary shapes on his large-scale paintings pay homage to other demiurges from various mythologies of the world, refer to the images of ancient, Scandinavian, Japanese deities and more. He builds the universe, he admits, primarily from himself and from the fragments of previous realities that existed in the past.
With the help of experimental painting and sculptures, Oleksandra Kryshovska sums up a peculiar result of the existence of the world, comprehends its inevitable end. She is troubled by many layers of experience and achievements, fossils that weigh down the world and distort gravity - fear is intertwined with interest, and pity and despair go hand in hand with the pleasure of liberation. The entropy of the system only increases over time, and the prospect of destruction is as invigorating as the prospect of creation.
In fact, the beginning and the end never exist separately.