Kyiv. Ya Gallery Art Center
The Name of My Fear
23.09.2015 – 26.10.2015
Therefore, canvas by canvas, Moldovanov tells us about the fears, neutralizing them through the images of duels between animal and human origins. Painting helps the artist to work with his personal injuries − he tries to get rid of them before the viewer's eyes. In other words, the art starts working therapeutically. "I paint my fears and they lose their power over me. In the paintings I even laugh at them", − Dmytro Moldovanov says. At the same time, the viewer assumes witness role who watches the author's each successive painting − a kind of specific path of healing.
So could the viewer see the duality of human nature and openly state that the claws, numerous body's wounds and predators illustrate nothing but the destructive energy in fighting against humans by their own hands?
What is the beast? What is the man? Let it be some first principles now. The beast is fear. A wise man once said: "Give a name for your fear and it will lose power over you". So I give it a name. I name it. This name is mentioned in these paintings. Man fights. He dies from claws, teeth, his own fear or triumphs over it.