The work was first presented as part of the “Disorientators” project, Ya Gallery, in 2014 in Kyiv.
Colours that don’t combine and antagonise can strangely coexist and make peace in the zone of peripheral vision. If you look at such opposites with unfocused vision, this optical effect is revealed. Then, on the verge, in the zone of, so to speak, “dusting” – a unifying third colour is born, and the work starts to come to life, colour rhythms begin to move and gain volume. Spatial distance between them appears and what was not foreseen in the work manifests itself.
Something similar happens when an ear perceives unfamiliar sounds. One, who at least once spent a night alone in the nature, knows how troubling first minutes of being in an unfamiliar surroundings are as you are listening to an abundance of unexpected sounds that suddenly surround you, flood all around. And then comes the calm. What used to bother is reborn and becomes part of some primary melody.
Disorientation evokes imagination – a space within you.
Born in 1977 in Kyiv.
In 1997 the artist graduated from the “Design” faculty of the Kyiv Art and Industry College (now – Kyiv State Institute of Decorative and Applied Art and Design named after Mykhailo Boychuk). In 2007 she graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture (Studio of Free Graphics). Member of the Designers’ Union of Ukraine since 2007 and a member of the National Artists’ Union of Ukraine, since 2008. The first exhibition took place in 2002. Participated in the Ukrainian Triennial “Graphics” 2006, 2009 and 2012, and international graphics exhibitions in Poland (International Print Triennial Krakow, 2006) and China (Guanlan International Print Biennial, 2009).
Cooperation with the art centre of Pavlo Gudimov began in 2012 as part of the group projects Shadow of the Grass and Neofolk project (visual art programme as part of GOGOLFEST-2012). Dmytro Korsun, art critic: “Anna’s works represent the mysterious measuring of consciousness, which enables us to feel an internal poetry, inherent to things and phenomena of the surrounding world. Her symbolic universe is full of veiled signs and rhythms, difficult semantic layers and noble colour combinations.”
Lives and works in Kyiv.