Fine art, sculpture & photography in the heart of Kyiv since 1988
DETECTION | ALLA VOLOBYEVA
07.06 - 03.07.2018
The present series by renowned Ukrainian contemporary artist Alla Volobyeva brings together the macrocosm and the microcosm, exploring external and internal topographies of the natural and metaphysical worlds. The artist writes:
"The contemporary world is a huge digital simulation. People are concerned with making money, for which we are willing to sacrifice our own energy, the energy of the sun, of water, of nature... we think that we have freedom and personal space, but instead we are constantly being surveyed. Modern technologies allow us to detect every square centimetre from outer space, and it is up to us to find the private sanctuary that allows us to be ourselves and escape... detection."
“At midnight, in the month of June,
I stand beneath the mystic moon.”
Edgar Allan Poe, The Sleeper
Alla Volobyeva was born in Kyiv in April 1984. She studied at the Republican Taras Shevchenko Art School (1996 - 2002) and graduated from the Fine Art Department of the National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture (2002 - 2008), where her tutor was Mykhailo Guida. She is a laureate of the International Young Artist Animation Prize (Florence, Italy; 2006) and a frequent winner of the First and Third Prizes of the V. Shatalin Prize. Alla Volobyeva has exhibited widely across the world, including Ukraine, Italy, Switzerland, China, Tibet. She lives and works in Kyiv and loves her dog and the moon.