01.03.2017 – 01.04.2017


“The new ‘Untitled’ project by Vasyl Bazhay consists of two principal parts. The first is represented with large-format canvases, which, in artist’s characteristic manner, invite us to a specific intellectual journey through the landscape of shapes, colors and textures on the canvas. The canvases by themselves are a representation of classical painting as media, art for art’s sake, without any regard to whether we understand it or not. This is painting by itself (being-in-itself) and the artist is not interested in its mimetic component.

The second part of the project is an installation. The object, which designs and concentrates the exposition around itself, is the essence of painting, torn out from the depths, where there is no areal imagery, where nothing is subjected to analysis and rationality, where everything is reigned by the potency of the unconscious. The simplicity of the installation recalls a sense of artist’s naivety. It happens due to author’s clever game with categories and hopes, which the viewer tries to see within the exhibition. Little by little, we become participants of Bazhay’s game with the audience …” (Roman Hankevych, art historian)