Kyiv . Ya Gallery Art Center

Project of Projects

Mykola Malyshko

16.10.2013 – 10.11.2013

Mykola Malyshko

Project of Projects reveals a story of artistic plans - the incarnated and the ones still awaiting their turn. Stepping on the unknown step of development, Malyshko-artist gives way to Malyshko-philosopher with a urgent need embody his spiritual content.


Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery Art Center

We are inviting you to the opening of the project that will take place in Ya Gallery Art Center in Kyiv, at 49B Khoryva Str., on October 16th, from 19.00 to 21.30.

After a two-year pause the voice of Mykola Malyshko's sculptures resonates in Ya Gallery art center again. And for the first time clay replies to the reserved monologue of wooden plastic. Following wood that naturally embodies a human, the artist uses clay that the ancient gods used to create human body - and designs the forms of the future sculptures.

Project of Projects reveals a story of artistic plans - the incarnated and the ones still awaiting their turn. Stepping on the unknown step of development, Malyshko-artist gives way to Malyshko-philosopher with a urgent need embody his spiritual content.

Internally balanced construction of wooden sculpture touches upon one of the most complex issues of contemporaneity - faith. Submitting to the will of the artist, "wood person" commits an act of prayer, giving him or herself completely to the will of the unknown God. In Malyshko's work, faith doesn't have to do with religion, it goes much deeper, to the primary ideas of nature. The artist uses clay to capture ancient truths that do not subject to any laws of human society. Thus as if translating ancient sacred memorial into the language of contemporary art.

However, just like the mythical god who created humans from clay and then destroyed them, Malyshko reserves himself a right to stop. Will clay turn into wood? Will the concept go even further? This is unknown to the sculptor himself: "Wood or clay itself is not enough for me. The primary material for me is the entire world and myself in it. And only then everything is embodied in the material - for that I have the same reverence as for my soul".

Olena Yegorushkina

Author

Born 1938 in Znamenivka, Dnipropetrovsk region. Lives and works in Kyiv region.

1961 - graduated from Dnipropetrovsk Art College.

1967 - graduated from Kyiv National Art Institute.

In 2012 he received ARSENALE АWARD for the Most Significant Discovery

Artist lives and works in Kyiv

Virtual tour
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 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
18.01.2011 – 26.02.2011
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery Art Center
03.03.2010 – 23.03.2010
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery Art Center