Fine art, sculpture & photography in the heart of Kyiv since 1988
11.07 – 26.07.2019
Kyiv fine art gallery Triptych: Global Arts Workshop presents ‘ABBEY ROAD’, a new series of paintings by Ukrainian contemporary artist and graphic designer Viacheslav Byruk that reflect on the possibility of world peace and harmony in the digital age. The stylized geometric depictions of seas and rivers, glaciers and deserts, mountain peaks and valleys show the beauty of our common planet from above, while the ‘Fallen Angels’ series of aircraft roundels painted on aluminium remind us of humanity’s propensity towards war and destruction.
Artist Viacheslav Byruk on the importance of ‘ABBEY ROAD’:
“50 years ago the Beatles recorded their studio album ‘Abbey Road’, one of the best records in the history of modern music. The zebra crossing on the street of the same name has since become as legendary as ‘the Fab Four’. In the same way, a human being has the power to radically change the Earth that he or she walks upon. The academic Vernadsky coined the term ‘noosphere’ (from the Greek νοῦς (nous “mind”) and σφαῖρα (sphaira “sphere”) to describe the sphere of human thought in which society interacts with nature, defining its course of development. In my works I wanted to draw attention to the fact that we as a species are neglecting our planet through our ecological and ethical issues. Yet she still gives us a chance to see her beauty… Earth for Humanity, Humanity for the Earth!”
Exhibition curator and gallery director Myroslava Hartmond adds: “Viacheslav’s groovy artworks take us back in time to the 1960s, with its anti-war demonstrations, countercultural movements, and revolutionary developments in culture and society, a time of great hope for humanity as a whole. Ironically, today we face many of the same issues and once again, we must band together as a species to survive”.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Viacheslav Byruk is a contemporary Ukrainian artist and graphic designer who has created over 50 trademarks and logos. He took part in launching and promoting on the Ukrainian market such brands as BILLA, AWT Bavaria BMW, Unilever and many others. Since 2003 he has been the creative director of Grand International Lyceum and the ‘S. V. S.’ Corporation. He studied at the Kyiv Republican T.G. Shevchenko Art School (1981) and in 1990 graduated from the Kyiv Institute of Journalism of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine, Dept. of Graphic Design, where his supervisor was Viktor Kuzmenko. He worked as art editor of ‘Sportivnaya Gazeta’ (1987-1995), graphic designer at ‘SENSE’ and ‘RIO’ newspapers (1995-1997), and as advertizer and creative director of PA ‘DD @ M’ of international holding ‘Atlantic Group’. Viacheslav Byruk lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine.