The center for interdisciplinary art project "The black period" in the exhibition space of the Institute of contemporary art will become about 60 new paintings of famous Ukrainian painter Oleksa Mann, created over the past two years.
The series of paintings reveals a new phase of his multi-faceted creativity. They are the result of the experiment on the limitation of expressive means – in most works, the artist uses only two colors, black and white, interspersed with single color accents. Scenic images of the paintings at the same time teetering on the verge of abstract and very concrete, real.
Oleksa Mann was born in 1978. He graduated from the Dnepropetrovsk art College and Lviv Academy of arts. The author of "Welcome to Zombieland", "New anthropology" and the resident of the project "the Greedy Art", one of the authors of "Globaloria". Exhibiting since 1997. Participated in more than hundred exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad. Works are in private collections in Ukraine, Austria, Russia, France, Germany, Japan, USA and Canada.
The project "Black period" was also joined by a young Ukrainian composer Ptakh, who created the conceptual audioinstallation. It will complement the multidimensionality of experiences and lenses through which to perceive the project.