Kyiv. Ya Gallery
IMMANENT CAPABILITIES OF PAINTING
11.12.2019 – 20.01.2020
Near, closely, alone or at an imaginary infinite distance, feel the expressiveness of color, the colorful manifestation of memory where everything has been said…
Sometimes to perceive the world, you need to forget its formula and contours, make a splash out of it and dip into the depth of its color. That is when the world becomes closer, because the world is color that dissolves and is dissolved. By capturing it, you can capture the emotion of the world, its sensation of the night and breathing of the morning. Its last sunny day and the dark blue of an evening garden. And if it is sometimes hard for us, clutched in everyday forms and distinct lines, to stop and defocus our eyes always looking at the next destination for today – we should trust art in this.
Mykola Malyshko's exhibition Immanent Capabilities of Painting is the space that attracts with the depth of color as a world. Guided by the path of Newton, Goethe, Cezanne and later Kandinsky – “from knowledge about color to thoughts about color," Malyshko consolidates a new way of thinking, perceiving and seeing – by means of color. The sources of knowledge about it include the works of Ukrainian art historian Stefan Taranushenko about Slobozhanshchyna, lyrical physicist Sergey Vavilov's book entitled The Eye and the Sun, Vladyslav Lam's Malarstwo as well as Maria Rzepinska's Historia koloru. And then – pure observation…
Mykola Malyshko has managed to do what we can only strive for – distinguish color from the ubiquitous noise. His color sounds because the artist can hear it, cognize it and later – speak it on canvases. The painter is engaged in a dialogue of colors with the world itself, with the nature, its essence and static changeability: “Working everyday – in the morning, in the daytime, in the evening, I intended to study the changes of color in different lighting conditions… Color sounds in a special way when it's getting dark. When dusk is falling, the day passes away, grows black, becomes yesterday, fades into darkness, is gone completely, when you can't see anything, that is anything AT ALL, the NIGHT covers everything…"
The nature is cyclic, because the Universe moves in a circle, and this movement is continued by our sight – both object-based or inner. German artist Paul Klee wrote: “Color is the space where our mind touches the Universe." And the world forces us, even if we do not want to, to follow everything with our eyes as the artist meant us to: from small light-color spots to impressive large-scale and deep color compositions, thus perceiving the world and the immanent capabilities of painting.