Fine art, sculpture & photography in the heart of Kyiv since 1988
FAREWELL, SEE YOU SOON!
25.07 - 07.08.2019
Kyiv fine art gallery Triptych: Global Arts Workshop presents ‘Farewell, See You Soon!’, an immersive exhibition by Andrii Opryshko, a young master of ceramic art. Over 60 art objects will be on display, including ceramics, wooden sculpture, gouache painting, and graphic art, which reflect the artist’s quest for a new visual language. This noteworthy portfolio touches on a wide range of subjects inspired by ancient art, the beauty of the natural world, and Andrii Opryshko’s personal experience.
Artist Andrii Opryshko on the personal significance of ‘Farewell, See You Soon!’:
“The exhibition ‘Farewell, See You Soon!’ is an expression of thanks to the city of Kyiv and all my friends who supported me during my work and my studies. It encompasses 4 years of my work. Each object has its own story, it is linked with a particular person. The name of the project is a symbol of friendship, of confidence that despite our separation we will always be together”.
Exhibition curator and gallery director Myroslava Hartmond adds: “The tradition of ceramic art in Ukraine is very strong, and it’s fascinating to see the young generation of artists transforming the genre. We’ve been following Andrii Opryshko’s creative experiments for a year now. He is confidently moving towards his goal, setting himself tougher creative challenges every time. Together we hope to not only show what he has achieved, but to add to the conversation in Ukrainian contemporary art”.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Аndrii Opryshko was born on the 29th November 1994 in Romodan village, Poltava region. In 2010 he graduated from the Children’s M. Lysenko Musical School. In 2014 he completed his studies at the Myrhorod N. Gogol Ceramics College, Dept. of Fine Art Ceramics. In summer 2019 he graduated with distinction from the Kyiv State M. Boychuk Institute of Decorative Art and Design, Dept. of Fine Art Ceramics.
The artist works in a range of materials, drawing on art history, esp. Classical and prehistoric art. He teaches ceramics, cooperating with innovative British children’s camp Dec Camp since 2015, as well as ‘Synii Ptakh’ and ‘Olia Parasolia’ studios. In 2019 he founded his own ceramics studio at the Kyiv State M. Boychuk Institute of Decorative Art and Design called ‘What About Pottery’. The artist’s works are part of the collections of the Myrhorod College Ceramics Museum, the Opishnia College of Art, the Hans Seidel Foundation, and Dec Camp. In August 2019 he participates in the group exhibition ‘Ukraine: My Pain and My Hope’ in Munich, Germany.