Dnipropetrovsk . Ya Gallery Art Center

Clay

Mykola Malyshko

17.09.2015 – 15.10.2015

Mykola Malyshko

Four years ago Mykola Malyshko's project Stage I. Stage II was one of the first exhibitions in Dnipropetrovsk art center. As "Malyshko's year" carries on, Ya Gallery presents his second personal project in this city.

Exhibition Dnipropetrovsk Ya Gallery Art Center

Four years ago Mykola Malyshko's project Stage I. Stage II was one of the first exhibitions in Dnipropetrovsk art center. As "Malyshko's year" carries on, Ya Gallery presents his second personal project in this city.

This set of small clay sculptures is a series of sketches of author's wooden figures. Just like a tree naturally impersonates a human being, Malyshko uses clay, which ancient gods used to create people, to model forms of the future sculptures. So "Clay" reveals the history of creative ideas, those that are already implemented alongside those that are still waiting for their times.

Standing at the beginning of a new unknown evolutionary stage Malyshko the artist gives way to Malyshko the tinker, he feels an urgent necessity to express his spiritual substance. Through these clay symbols artist reveals the ancient truth that doesn't abide by any laws of human society. As if the sacral ancient heritage is translated into the language of contemporary art and is later embodied in a wooden figure-symbol.

However, just like ancient gods once created people from clay and destroyed them afterwards, Malyshko reserves the right to stop. Will the clay be transformed into the wood? Will his ideas expand further? Even the sculptor doesn't know the answer jet: "As for me, it's not enough to use only wood or clay. My primary material is the world and myself in it. Later on everything is casted in the material, which I treasure as fondly as my soul."

Olena Yegorushkina


Author
He was born in December 1938 in the village of Znamenivka in the Dnipropetrovsk region.
In 1961 he graduated from the Dnipropetrovsk Art School, and in 1967 from the Kyiv State Art Institute.
1997 — Laureate in the Artist of the Year nomination, "Golden Intersection".
1998 — Laureate of the Vasyl Stus Prize.
In 2009 - "DE PROFUNDIS" (From the DEPTH). "Art ARSENAL" Kyiv.
In 2012, Mykola Malyshko became the Laureate of the First Kyiv Biennale of Contemporary Art in the ARSENALE 2012 Discovery category.
13.06.2018 – 16.07.2018
Exhibition Kyiv Pavlo Gudimov Ya Gallery Art Center
11.03.2017 – 09.04.2017
Exhibition Dnipro Dnipro Art Museum
24.02.2016 – 14.04.2016
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery Art Center
17.09.2015 – 15.10.2015
Exhibition Dnipropetrovsk Dnipropetrovsk Art Museum
18.03.2015 – 06.04.2015
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery Art Center
05.11.2014 – 29.11.2014
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery Art Center
24.05.2014 – 31.08.2014
Exhibition Toulouse, France Toulouse Gallery Espace Croix-Baragnon
16.10.2013 – 10.11.2013
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery Art Center
18.01.2011 – 26.02.2011
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery Art Center
03.03.2010 – 23.03.2010
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery Art Center