Kyiv . Ya Gallery Art Center
Project of Projects
16.10.2013 – 10.11.2013
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".