Sadan

Sadan

Born 1985 in Khmelnitsky region. Lives and works in Lviv.

2010 - graduated from the Lviv National Academy of Arts (specialty "the restoration of art works").

He started his artistic search as an illustrator and graphic artist (socially-critical themes), but today Sadan is completely focused on plastic arts which follows classical-baroque sculpture in his performance. An idea that comes through all of the artist's works and connects them into one narrative is the idea of spiritual evolution expressed in the form of physical development.

"Evolution as an idea emerged after I drew a small series of works entitled "Useless", where objects were not bones and meat, but visually alive, completed forms, then a thought appeared to develop meat further. To sort of grow new bones, new meat, nerve cells, heart etc. on initial material. To animate them. Evolution, as I understand and imagine it now, will be a development of not only visual forms but, their content. If "Meat. Simulacrum" is aimed at solely critical aspect, then I will further to try to not only criticize society's problematic sides, but to provide some alternatives to them. For example, while criticizing stereotypical physical or material beauty, I will provide different beauty - spiritual or also physical, but from a different perspective, as an alternative..."

Sadan, about the project "Meat. Simulacrum", February 2010

"The imagery of his sculptures is quite viable, as it is possible for a pile of bones and several strained muscles. In the future, I can see people standing in lines to see his exhibitions where the main heroes will be dimensional embodiments of his graphical explorations - pessimistic prophesies of future life forms. He appeals to us, because he frightens us."

Pavlo Gudimov

Exhibitions

2012

Dirt, installation, in the Parallel program of ARSENALE 2012, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv

Neofolk project, Ya Gallery art center's project within GOGOLFEST 2012, curated by Pavlo Gudimov

Warhol's Rodychi. Western Ukrainian Contemporary Art, Ya Gallery art center's special project within ART MOSCOW 2012, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia, curated by Pavlo Gudimov

2011

New Old Masters, Dnipropetrovsk Art Museum, curated by Pavlo Gudimov

New Old Masters, National Art Gallery, Lviv, curated by Pavlo Gudimov

Genofond Pinakothek, Lviv Palace of Arts

Mr. Gold, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv, curated by Pavlo Gudimov

Accessories // Terms of Use, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv

Space Odyssey 2011, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv

Genofond Pinakothek, Titanikas Exhibition Halls, Vilnius Academy of Arts

2010

Mono, gallery Lenin, Zaporizhzhia

Rapid Dreams, J. Greter art centre, Kyiv, curated by Natalia Filonenko

Babyboom, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv, curated by Pavlo Gudimov

genofondlovekiev, Gallery Lavra, Kyiv

Meat. Simulacrum, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv

2009

Group project A4, Karas Gallery, Kyiv

Demonstration № 6. Self-destruction, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv

2008

Sieve, gallery Pory Roku (Seasons), Lviv

08.08.2018 – 27.08.2018
Exhibition Kyiv Art center Ya Gallery
18.07.2018 – 06.08.2018
Exhibition Kyiv Pavlo Gudimov Ya Gallery Art Center
30.06.2018 – 25.08.2018
Exhibition Freising Schafhof - Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern
13.06.2018 – 16.07.2018
Exhibition Kyiv Pavlo Gudimov Ya Gallery Art Center
23.05.2018 – 11.06.2018
Exhibition Kyiv Pavlo Gudimov Ya Gallery Art Center
18.04.2018 – 07.05.2018
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery Art Centre
28.03.2018 – 16.04.2018
Exhibition Kyiv Pavlo Gudimov Ya Gallery Art Centre
10.05.2018 – 17.05.2018
Exhibition Kyiv Pavlo Gudimov Ya Gallery Art Center
07.03.2018 – 26.03.2018
Exhibition Kyiv Pavlo Gudimov Ya Gallery Art Centre
07.02.2018 – 05.03.2018
Exhibition Kyiv Pavlo Gudimov Ya Gallery Art Centre
17.01.2018 – 05.02.2018
Exhibition Kyiv Pavlo Gudimov Ya Gallery Art Centre
29.11.2017 – 30.12.2017
Exhibition Kyiv Pavlo Gudimov Ya Gallery Art Centre
01.11.2017 – 25.11.2017
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery Art Center
27.09.2017 – 28.10.2017
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery Art Center
06.09.2017 – 23.09.2017
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery Art Centre