Kyiv . Ya Gallery Art Center
07.04.2010 – 03.05.2010
Mykyta kravtsov is the youngest participant of the "Genofond" program, but he is rapidly developing as an artist. His transformation from a young painter who is apt with the brush to a liberated artistic personality who has a keen grasp of life can be easily traced in his works of the last several years. Mykyta presents his latest and definitely most mature and measured project in Ya Gallery art centre. "Circus" is a reflection on modern reality and himself. Appealing to the circus as a metaphor of what surrounds the young author in his quotidian life, Mykyta is not afraid of self-revelation. He is capable of healthy self directed irony - "Kravtsov, you're a clown", he confesses in one of his self-portrait drawings. "The most important of all kinds of art are circus and cinema", said great Lenin. He was looking into the future, but the ungrateful future freed this phrase from the word circus. Circus did not disappear. Circus became greater than art. Circus became a nominal all-preserving substance. Circus went to the street and became a part of us. It's already hard to tell the ones who are in the audience from ones who are on the arena, ones who risk more from ones who cater to a safer entertainment. Circus is irresponsibility and self-admiration, disharmony and kitsch, the talented and the talentless. Circus is moving and demolishing everything alive with an avalanche composed of TV screens, computer displays and session halls.
But today it isn't about that. Today it's Kravtsov's circus on the arena. Not every artist is capable of allowing himself to praise disharmony is such an attractive way", comments Pavlo Gudimov.