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Exhibition of Ukrainian artist Julia Poruchnik "Still Life. Aesthetics of Classics"

Exhibition 17 − October 4, 2018
 On October 17, an exhibition of Ukrainian artist Julia Poruchnik will open in the art space of the Lera Litvinova Gallery. Lera Litvinova Gallery aims to acquaint art lovers with the work of contemporary Ukrainian artists and arranges various art projects and exhibitions both in Ukraine and abroad.

The works of Yulia Poruchnik were presented at exhibitions in Paris, Rome and Madrid, as well as complement the collections of art lovers from around the world. The artist is looking for herself in various techniques and styles - impressionism, pop art, symbolism, abstract art, realism. The works of Julia reflect her thin and sensitive inner world.

The exhibition "Still Life. Aesthetics of classics "represents the genre of still life. The artist has an unusual sense of color, which transfers to her canvases. Bright bursts that appear in the painted objects, attract the attention of the viewer at a glance.

The artist's works are contrasting; on a dark background she depicts colorful elements using the basic techniques of a still life. At the same time, Julia does not just paint objects, but fills them with the concept of taste and refinement. The author's canvases are opposed to the concept of "dead nature" as the definition of still life.

For the first time, still life as a separate art genre stood out in Holland. Dutch artists chose a wide variety of objects for their still lifes, they were able to compose them perfectly, to identify the characteristics of each object and its internal energy, which is inextricably linked with human life. Dutch artists Peter Klass and Willem Kheda wrote numerous breakfast options, depicting meat, ruddy buns, pies, glass goblets on the table and skillfully conveying the color, volume and texture of each item.

Being consciously composed, still life always contains a certain message - things and objects turn into symbols. The meaning of these symbols and the content of messages are very diverse, but always contain a piece of the artist’s outlook and his philosophical views. In particular, sometimes in still lifes depicted a skull, which was supposed to remind of the transience of life and the inevitability of death.

Still life is not only the image of objects, but also the artist’s conversation with the audience about the world around us, about the material and spiritual, and the time in which he lives.

The project curator is Leonora Yanko, art critic, art manager and director of the Lera Litvinova Gallery. She notes: “Considering a still life from an aesthetic point of view, it is worth saying that it is characterized by festivity and solemnity, monumentality, pomp and dynamism. The elevation of objects is a kind of plot base, while the artists depict things outside of time, combining the dramatic with the beautiful. ”