ART Habens Art Review // Special Issue ART Habens Art Review - Special Issue #89 - Page 133

An interview by and , curator curator Irena Romendik Photo by Olga Tsitron from alien variables, and has a very specific aftertaste. Ukrainian painting and graphic is a wonderfully colorful interpretation of Italian traditions because many Ukrainian ‘classical’ painters and teachers were trained in Italy, and even Ukrainian icons are more flourishing with colors then the white-black-red-golds of Russia. I hope that colors will never leave my paintings, even if I only use black inks. Also, Shevchenko School was a special oasis of alternative Hello, happy for the opportunity to talk about my work. I came to the US with a Social Realism art education, which on the one hand gave me a solid foundation for classical drawing and painting, anatomy, and art history, but on the other hand was very limiting in its vocabulary of expressions, just like classical ballet -- a self sufficient enclosed system that shies away 4 04 Special Issue