“The Horse Sleypnir”
“Ask and Embla”
Spindle – one of the most ancient symbols of Ukrainian culture, symbol of life, temporality; backbone, on which the sky is turning; communication between different worlds. The compositional scheme of painting is based on the Ukrainian pattern of embroidery.
“The sketch of mum”
“A sketch of the young artist”
“Mentality of the East”
A thing, which we have always with us and which isn’t easy to get rid off – our mentality. The work was created around the theme “Hats” for an international exhibition in Taiwan.
“There lived once old man and old woman…”
The workis a figurative interpretation of one ancient and, on my opinion, mystical, Ukrainian fairy-tale «The Hen-Riaba”. The picture represents also a Trinity-idea in Ukrainian contents (old Man, old Woman and Egg) are sitting on the stove like standing before the iconostasis.
I always was thrilled with illusory of our world, superincumbent of modernity atop of ancient world views, transformation of artifacts during different historical epochs and rebirth of them in new contexts, and especially with the question, what can we see under the temporary masque of world, if we succeed some day to remove this indurate coat?