Oleksandr Rojtburd (1961–2021) was a participant of the Ukrainian New Wave and co-founder of the theory of the Ukrainian Transavantgard. He worked as a painter and installation artist, among other things with video and photo projects. He belongs to the first wave of post-independence, post-Soviet, and post-traditional Ukrainian artists.
At first sight, his works are mostly mythologically determined and pervaded by archetypal representations. Yet the surreal elements remain within the organic limits of subtle evolution. As a painter, he never compromised on developing and refining his personal style through a transformation in search of the Greek model. The rejection of sarcasm and drama characterizes his latest works. The conflict disappears from the scene in favour of subtle irony and intimacy.