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Henry M. Robert

“Dialogs” of abstract artist Volodymyr Boichenko

5 February, 2014 - 18:27
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Abstraction as a fundamental law of the universe is the leading theme of Sevastopol artist Volodymyr Boichenko’s works. The idea of the exhibition is a painting in the interior, which creates and harmonizes an environment, a space. According to art critic Yulia Ivonyk, the works on display can be conditionally divided into two periods. “In his earlier works, the artist was still addressing a real object, but, not satisfied with plotting physical object’s features, he always strove to present it through his own ‘I,’ where the real world interacts and is complemented by an abstract worldview.

Abstract artists’ perception of the world is unusual, as they do not copy it, but start a dialog with it. Abstract art seeks to show the spiritual reality that lies beyond sensory perception of the world; it has prompted the artist to go on an intense philosophical and aesthetic quest. Boichenko is now creating mostly non-figurative paintings, which call for, above all, an emotional response. The artist’s ‘I’ is reflected in his works through an individual approach to composition and line as well as heightened sensitivity to the color. His paintings reflect meditative analysis of perception, as they are not mere arbitrary accumulations of patches of color, lines and shapes, but products of rigorous analysis, based on the internal feeling, sensory activities, and interpretation of the universe perception experience.” The art critic believes that some of Boichenko’s pieces feature obvious replies to works of Piet Mondrian, wherein the composition is based on the principle of comparison from which equilibrium and harmony are born. Boichenko’s works have been purchased by Sevastopol Kroshytsky Art Museum as well as various galleries and private collections in Ukraine, Russia, the Czech Republic, Germany, and France.

By Kateryna IVKOVA, Sevastopol