Art during the war. The first attempts



I am Ukrainian. I live in Kyiv, Ukraine.
February 24, 2022 - the war in Ukraine began due to the attack of the aggressor country of Russia.
Of course, this influenced my work. The following are works of art during the war.


My / his window


The war in my country. I stay in my country, I stay at home. My husband made me coffee. I sit and drink coffee. I look out of my / his taped window. What do I think? Somehow it is not my / his sky.

The window of war and the sky that has last color №1

2022

pastel on wallpaper

drawing

83 x 53 cm

The window of war and the sky that has last color №2

2022

pastel on wallpaper

drawing

83 x 53 cm

The window of war and the sky that has last color №3

2022

pastel on wallpaper

drawing

83 x 53 cm

The window of war and the sky that has last color №4

2022

pastel on wallpaper

drawing

83 x 53 cm

The desired window of peace and the sky that has color №5

2022

pastel, gold leaf, wallpaper

drawing

83 x 53 cm



The illusion of peace


This work concerns many people, both Ukrainians and citizens of other countries, who are now safe. Or in relative safety, because the very concept has become perishable.

Installation with a window, which is sealed adhesive tape, which in turn fixes the white wallpaper on the glass. Prayerful (for me) bright words "sky" and "grass" illustrate a clear peaceful sky, a clean peaceful land, living relatives and friends, justice, love, prosperity, peace. But the window have another side. And there are rapes, murders, innocent people and animals tortured to death, houses destroyed and nature polluted to horror, the souls and bodies of those who survived are forever mutilated.

front

The illusion of peace

2022

window, wallpaper, adhesive tape, pastel, acrylic, grass, earth

installation

100 x 60 x 6 cm

back

The illusion of peace

2022

window, wallpaper, adhesive tape, pastel, acrylic, grass, earth

installation

100 x 60 x 6 cm



Chaste landscape



15 drawings
Chaste landscape. Now imagine that such a simple drawing is nailed with rusty nails to a cold dirty wall in a damp basement. In a shelter where Ukrainians are in constant fear for their lives, grieving for their fallen loved ones, sharing the last meal with everyone and counting what day of war it is.
Under such conditions, the chaste landscape becomes an icon and a prayer at the same time.

The inverted strips symbolize the adhesive tape that now covers almost all windows in Ukraine. And this adhesive tape does not seem to significantly affect the perception of the landscape, but still for Ukrainians the world has turned upside down.

caelum terra
2022
pastel, paper
drawing
30 x 42 cm
sky
2022
pastel, paper
drawing
30 x 42 cm
grass
2022
pastel, paper
drawing
30 x 42 cm
sky рослина
2022
pastel, paper
drawing
30 x 42 cm
sky трава
2022
pastel, paper
drawing
30 x 42 cm
небо grass
2022
pastel, paper
drawing
30 x 42 cm
sky flora
2022
pastel, paper
drawing
30 x 42 cm
небо флора
2022
pastel, paper
drawing
30 x 42 cm
sky небо flora флора
2022
pastel, paper
drawing
30 x 42 cm
небо plant
2022
pastel, paper
drawing
30 x 42 cm
sky земля grass земля
2022
pastel, paper
drawing
30 x 42 cm
sky земля
2022
pastel, paper
drawing
30 x 42 cm
sky чорнозем
2022
pastel, paper
drawing
30 x 42 cm
небо earth
2022
pastel, paper
drawing
30 x 42 cm
небо terra
2022
pastel, paper
drawing
30 x 42 cm