Street artist represented sewing patterns of the military uniform and parts of the human body at the exhibition «Fragments»
The works by Lviv painter Serhey Radkevich, touching on the themes of violence, war, problems of the modern information society and also the questions of political state in Ukraine and life of every its citizen, was shown on Friday, November 18th in the Dymchuk Gallery.
On the pictures are presented sewing patterns of Wehrmacht and Sovet Union military uniforms, which are assembled and tell about aggression and violence. Also, his works include images of separated human bode parts, symbolizing horrors of war and its tragic impacts.
» It’s not important who aggression comes from. There isn’t neither friends nor enemies in it. When it becomes an ordinary thing, then a human being looses all humane», — says Radkevich.
The idea of the exibition arose during artist’s visiting in Germany. This trip gave him an opportunity to perceive the difference between his country, where military operations were being conducted, and calm peaceful life. That was the inner conflict that made him to create his first picture on this subject.
The artist consider, that art is individual anthropology of the creator, which is expressed through visual or other ways with help of which the artist can communicate with spectators.
«Self-expression and conversation are the main goals of my creativity», — shares Radkevich with Musartic. He added also, that his art is like a visual game with public. He just manipulate the people by dint of his street art works.
» I throw the spam in our society. Run a sort of virus to cause some dissonance in the inner world of the person and provoke a certain reflection. Actually it doesn’t matter how do people take my works in a positive or negative way. The main aim is not allow them to stay indifferent»,- adds the artist.
Radkevich also told about intussusception of street art in Ukraine and abroad. If in Paris even elderly women admire wall pictures, then in Ukraine there is no slightest reaction to them.
«People draw no attention to them, because they are disturbed of economical and political problems», — explains the artist.
One of the guests said that presented works are full of national elements, but at the same time they are universal because they touch on problems common to all mankind.
The exibition by Sergey Radkevich lasts till January 16th, 2017 in the Dymchuk Gallery at the address Jaroslavska street, 21, Kiev. Gallery is opened Tuesday-Sunday from 11:00 a.m till 19:00 p.m.
Earlier, as Musartic reported, the photos about migrants by Estonian painter Alissa Nirgi were shown in Dymchuk Gallery. А painter Zoya Orlova showed retrospective works of three last years after revolution in Ukraine in the Kiev Museum of history at the exhibition «36 moons».