Kyiv. Ya Gallery Art Center
05.11.2014 – 29.11.2014
After a large-scale project in France, Mykola Malyshko's sculptures occupy the space of Kyiv Ya Gallery Art Center again. This time the author is going to present new works that are intimately connected to the perception of Ukrainian contemporaneity. As the artist says, "feelings of roughness and violence" that have filled the emotional space question the role of the art in a stream of modern life. However... Taking expressionism as a base for his works, Malyshko proves that the art remains "the blood" which nourishes and continue to nourish a society at all times.
I belong to the artists who confess the tradition of revering the contemporary art. During the process, a self-estimating, my own definition for the direction of these works' reflection appears as something that is close to expressionism.
While working upon a project, I had a task: to make a set of works both "fast and good", using a limited palette of creativity tools. But I wasn't able to reach the criteria of "fast and good". Nevertheless, this work stimulated the development of something invisible, probably — the evolution of the language of expression and approaching the right direction, formalistic findings.
My today's efforts are like a drop in a sea of stormy public existence. The evil so closely approached the good, as well as the lie touched the truth, and the explosion of discontent appeared just like a spark in a flint, and everything became surrounded by the flame of hostility — unseen and unheard-of ever before. That is why the necessity of unambiguity is so urgent today.