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Яна Ризнык

24 April — 07 May 2021

Яна Ризнык


Gallery BIS ART presents a solo exhibition of the artist Yana Riznyk "Art&Facts".

Nostalgia for the times in which you have not lived is not a new phenomenon in painting. The art of the Italian Renaissance was largely based on an idea of ​​antiquity based on surviving artifacts. Yana Riznyk's exhibition is dedicated to the times in which she did not live, and instead of artifacts she uses Soviet household appliances and cars.

The message transmitted by the artist in two cycles of her works "Retrogadgets" and "Born in the USSR" is based on all familiar images, seemingly simple and understandable, even closer to the viewer due to the direct manner of depiction. However, for all their simplicity, these objects are visual catalysts, awakening in us a complex chain of associations and references.

The author does not so much personify his objects as summarizes with their help some social information, reaching the level of collective memory, tells stories and shares feelings. Feelings, impressions, emotions that the viewer will receive when communicating with her paintings are important for the artist.

The focus of attention on the utilitarian objects themselves, outside their visible connection with a person and his life, in the works of J. Riznyk resonates with the ideas of the German philosopher M. Heidegger, the essence of which is that the artist depicting utilitarian objects, as it were, takes them out of service circulation, suspends the mode of direct use, and, presenting them outside the context of use, reveals through their image the life experience of the owner of the object.

In the artist's works, old gadgets and cars exist outside of any visual context. At the same time, the artist tries to feel, understand and accept the experience of the previous generation, convey it with warmth, connect with today's reality, while leaving space for everyone to place their personal experience, memories and associations.