SERGEY ZHYVOTKOV EXHIBITION AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF UKRAINE

The National Art Museum of Ukraine jointly with the Stedley Art Foundation present an exhibition of works by Sergei Zhyvotkov dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the artist.

The exhibition curator is Alexander Zhyvotkov.

The opening ceremony will include presentation of an art book "Sergey Zhyvotkov" compiled by Petro Bevza.

Sergei Zhyvotkov is an artist of the late- 1980s generation, which, having broken the tethers of the socialist realism, were boldly breaking all art canons. In his works he reexamined the heritage of the classical avant-garde, while not discarding the art of the previous periods. In the artist’s mind, the rebellious avant-garde of the 1910-1920s (Vasyl Kandynskyy, Oleksandr Arkhypenko, Kazimir Malevich, Mykhailo Boychuk), with their understanding of the form creating the image and is its content, is highly ranked, alongside the Italian classical art. The picturesque asceticism, the lyrical insight into the plot - these aesthetic principles of Sergei Zhyvotkov’s style are essentially an imitation of Hrygoriy Havrylenko, a famous underground artist of the 1970s.

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