Kyiv . Ya Gallery Art Center
Gold of the Carpathians
30.01.2013 – 18.02.2013
Ya Gallery Art Center invites to the opening of the project that will take place in Ya Gallery Art Center in Kyiv, at 49B Khoryva Str., on January 30th, from 19:00 to 21.30.
Gold of the Carpathians is Ruslan Tremba's second personal project in Ya Gallery art center.
The author is inclined to experiment with artistic media and from time to time turns to painting, as well as sculpture and graphic art. The new cycle of artist's works can rather be characterized as sculpture objects.
The author's manner of delivering the image on coarse texture wood boards with mosaic gold refers us to primitive cave drawings, ancient kinds of carving information on the wood, stone and other available carriers.
Deliberately lush title – both appropriate and ironic – is a certain stamp that covers plenty of associations and meanings that the author leaves to the viewer's choice. The literal meaning reminds of the “gold rush”, caused by rich mythology and the real geology of the Carpathian region with plot twists around the good and cursed treasures and gold mines, confirming the close and substantiated relationship between the myth and the reality on one territory. On the other hand, the artist's approach choosing the material cannot be accidental, but rather – an appropriate metaphor.
“Standing in the midst of a forest or on the top of a polonyna, all your life is in front of your eyes. Fear and joy. Calm and restlessness. Such feelings arise when your Mother is holding you. Incredible feeling of being a part of the forest, a mountain or a polonyna. Standing by the tree, you start feeling and even seeing it on the inside – seeing yourself with its eyes... Only working with mountain forms gives you a chance to enjoy, to touch such greatness.” – the author writes.
Direct and indirect roles of gold in Ruslan Tremba's project, metaphoric and mythological nature of wood and metal, mosaic gold, that the artist uses, model the generalized, iconographic image of the earth as a grand object of affection.