Artist Anton Lohov’s personal exhibition, Debris of the Sun, opened on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Pavlo Gudimov Ya Gallery, Art Centre situated in downtown Kyiv . It will run from Oct. 26 to Nov. 26 in the Ukrainian capital.
The artist Anton Lohov works with painting, performance, video art, and installation. Last year he won the Objects Art Prize for young artists. Born in the town of Rozdilna, Odesa Region, he now lives and works in Kyiv. The artist graduated from the Grekov Art School in Odesa, the National Academy of Arts in Kyiv, and the Grekov Art School and National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Odesa.
Anton is an active participant in exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad. His works are exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery (London), Litexpo Exhibition Center (Vilnius), Georgian National Museum in Tbilisi, and the Zenko Foundation (Kyiv), Invogue#Art (Odesa), Ya Gallery (Kyiv and Dnipro) art galleries.
“Today, it is impossible to avoid thoughts about the war. All the exhibited works have been created during Russia’s full-scale invasion – it’s an outlet for energy. This is a certain message to the world. There’s just a fight going on for my land and my future right now. What could be more important?” Anton Lohov said.
According to the artist, the Debris of the Sun exhibition is about the consequences for the world of civilization disasters. About the changes in thinking and meditating when the bullets are turning into sunrays. The debris is our thoughts about reality, creating a kaleidoscopic view of life on Earth.
Anton Lohov’s project combines graphics and painting. The disk of the Sun is a sacred form that appears yellow, red, white, blue, and black in the plane of the canvases.
“Abstraction is always vague, all-encompassing, ambiguous. It gives space for the viewer’s personal ideas, which can bounce back from the image proposed by me and wander mentally, emotionally in a private space.
War will not destroy beauty. Beauty is transformational. People are constantly searching for their place ‘under the Sun’. And on the Debris of this Sun, a new life will continue.” Anton Lohov underlines.
The exhibition runs every day 10:00-19:00 till Nov. 26, except for Mondays. More information here http://yagallery.com/en/exhibitions/ulamki-soncya.
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