Published: 01.07.2020

Forte-2 is a personal project of Vasyl Bazhay that includes new works of the artist, as well as part of the works from the previous project Untitled-2, which took place in the Lviv Palace of Arts in 2018. The exhibition at Shcherbenko Art Centre includes abstract canvases and painting installations that build a polylogue between works and space.

The project Forte-2 is based on an abstract idea that gave rise to a new intuitive reality. At first, the unrealized and unmanifested idea eventually passes through the artist and then is reproduced in his painting reality. As an art critic and historian Roman Hankevych, who curated the artist’s projects, comments, “Vasyl always has a dialogue with art on his own. He is not interested in topics related to politics or social issues. He is more interested in formalism and the philosophical structure of art”.

The name of the project refers to the artist’s exhibitions of the 90s. The first project with the same name was presented in 1996. Since then he started developing ideas that permeate the artist’s practice from the very beginning. He began experimenting with the plasticity of painting that is smooth but powerful as music.

Now in the project Forte-2, Vasyl Bazhay completely transforms the exhibition space again and works with three-dimensional canvases while creating installations.

Vasyl Bazhay

In 1979 he graduated from the Lviv National Academy of Arts. Since 1991 he has been a member of the Lviv Regional Organization of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, and since 1996 is a member of its administration. Since 1998 he headed the section of conceptual art of the Lviv Regional Organization of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. Vasyl Bazhay’s paintings are in collections of museums in Lviv, Kyiv, Khmelnytsky, as well as in galleries and private collections in Ukraine, Belgium, and the United States. He lives and works in Lviv.

No more than 10 people can be present in the space at the same time. We encourage you to use masks. Аdmission is free but without the opening.

The exhibition can be visited from July 9, 20120 –  till August 1.

Shcherbenko Art Centre, Mykhailivska str., 22V