Fine art, sculpture & photography in the heart of Kyiv since 1988
EGO SUM REX!
25.04 – 15.05.2019
Fine art gallery Triptych: Global Arts Workshop presents ‘EGO SUM REX!’, the first solo exhibition of contemporary Ukrainian artist Sasha Bob in Kyiv. The paintings, colourful like Medieval manuscripts, portray strong masculine characters: grand kings and brave knights, powerful emperors and courageous gladiators, free-spirited nomads and foolhardy pirates.
Artist Sasha Bob on the inspiration behind his works:
“I create my art in response to the life around me. Films, music, books, real-world events – everything one can see or feel gives me the possibility to intuitively reproduce a moment of inspiration. The process itself is important to me, namely the balance between the internal vision and reality. It is this inner vision that is behind the paint that is poured onto the canvas, showing a part of me to the world… All the images that I create are brought on by childhood memories and present thoughts. My aim is to reveal them intuitively, without any preliminary sketches. Quickly. Just how I feel them. As if painting from my consciousness, not from life.”
Exhibition curator and gallery director Myroslava Hartmond says that “Sasha Bob is a portraitist of male archetypes. I’ve been following his work for several years and am happy about our first joint project. I like his frank, laidback style, which hides a great complexity. Despite their similarity, the characters of his subjects never repeat themselves.”
About the artist
Sasha Bob lives and works in Bila Tserkva, Kyiv region. He graduated with a vocational degree. Encouraged by his father, he started painting as a child, and took classes in art studios under the tutelage of experienced masters. After a long period of experimenting with techniques and materials he settled on acrylic paint, which allows for a quick process. Sasha Bob favours a contemporary style in figurative painting. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, plein airs, and art residencies in Ukraine and abroad.