etchingroom1: Temporary Studio
In the difficult time of full-scale war against Ukraine, the art centre team seeks new opportunities for interaction and presentation of art, as the functioning of the institution in the rhythm of a peaceful time is not possible. These days, each of us is focusing attention and effort on doing what we can do the best to accelerate our mutual victory. The most important thing for artists is to keep making art and finding salvation in it.
At different times, the idea of the artist’s studio has been changing, but with strong confidence, we can say that the studio is a sacred, even intimate space, where the artist is an artist more than anywhere else. “It’s the whole world coming to me to be painted”, described Gustave Courbet about his famous painting “The Artist’s Studio”.
The etchingroom1 is a graphic studio, founded in 2016 by artists Kristina Yarosh and Anna Khodkova. The artists have been forced to change the studio more than five times since it was founded, each time transporting a printing press of over a half tonne. So during the full-scale war they, once again, were left without a workspace. The Shcherbenko Art Centre provides space for the etchingroom1 temporary studio and invites visitors to discover the enigma of the “Artist’s studio” and become a witness to the process of making art.
The “etchingroom1: Temporary Studio” project is available to visitors three times a week: on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11:00 to 20:00, from September 8 till November 5.
All the works presented in the temporary studio are available for purchase. By purchasing the works, you support the Artists. Let’s meet!
etchingroom1 is the printing studio founded in 2016 by two graphic artists Kristina Yarosh and Anna Khodkova, in Kyiv, Ukraine. Artists are working in several graphic techniques such as etching, mosaic, and installations. The special prize of the MUHi (Young Ukrainian Artist award) 2019. The artist works and lives in Kyiv, Ukraine.