WELCOME

I love the changing seasons and the new fashions that they bring.
For my overseas readers -GOOGLE TRANSLATE:

Translate

Thursday 10 July 2014

"IN OUR PARADISE..." EXHIBITION AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY

Last night I went to the Saatchi Gallery for the launch of "In our paradise...", an exhibition of recent photography from the Ukraine, curated by Galina Skliarenko.  The exhibition takes its name from a line in a poem by Taras Shevchenko, the 19th century Ukrainian poet and celebrates the 200th anniversary of his birth. 

The photographs exhibited are by five Ukrainian artists:

Oleksandr Babak and Anatol Stepanenko
Victor Maruschenko 
Tiberiy Silvashi
Anna Voitenko
and reflect a modern Ukraine and its current challenges.

The photograph by Victor Maruschenko, from the Dream Land series, (below) depicts a traditional Ukrainian landscape.....the fields, the building in the background with the little Russian style onion dome.



by Victor Marushchenko - Dream Land series


I was also struck by his view of Chernobyl (below).


by Victor Marushchenko - Chernobyl


The Soil (Terra/Fundamental) series by Tiberiy Silvashi is a group of photographs of soil from the Ukraine (1 example below).  Looking at them, I thought how symbolic and significant the soil, the earth itself, often is to people who love the land they live in.

   
by Tiberiy Silvashi - (Terra/Fundamental) series

The above are some examples from an interesting and well thought out collection.  The exhibition runs until 3rd August.