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“My Craft” Olesya Kaznokh. Painting. 28 of Aprill – 17 of May 2015
I had been studying the craft of painting for 15 years and the more I learnt, the more I understood that in the course of milleniums people painted everything.
I felt responsibility as an artist and I started thinking about my creative contribuion and it took me…..10 years. During these years I married and gave birth to children which made me realise that there is nothing new in the human life. I felt connection to mey ancestors, my grandmothers who lived in the villages, worked in the fields, the same as women nowadays they fell in love and had children, learnt spiritual wisdoms and decorated their lives with art, painted walls and furniture, embroidered clothes because they understood that only art is eternal.
In the folk art I found abstract and expressionism, symbolism and brave stilization of the nature, in other words all the history of XX century art. I recognised the reasons why modern artists were so enchanted by naive art – because this kind of art is unpretentious and sincere.
So I decided to make tribute to Ukrainian art. I used the motifs of Ukrainian embroidery, carpets and paintings and in the process I realised that to paint is my dream work – my craft. The collection consists of 18 paintings of 2013-2015.
Kosmach orange hot. 2014, o.c. 90x90 cm
Chernigiv ala rose. 2014. 80x90
White on white. (Podillia) 2013 60х80 см
Colored Carpathian village 2013, 40х80 см
(Українська) Закарпаття 2014, 80х70 см
Poltava. Black soil 2013, 70x70 cm
Nyzynka. Dedicated to J. Miro 2014, 40х80 см
10. Жінка та чоловік / Woman and Man 2015, 80x80 cm
Ukrainian wedding, 2014, 90х60 см
Vereta. Dedicated to Piet Mondriaan 2014, 80х80 см
"Vesnianka" (spring song) 2014, 40х80 см
Lily 2014, 80x60 cm
Oak and viburnum 2014 80x60 cm
Princess 2015, 80х80 см
Beauty of the symmetry 2015, 80x70
Cat in the Strawberry. Dedicated to Maria Pryimachenko 2015, 60х90
(Українська) Експресіонізм. За Ганною Собачко 2014, 90х100 см
Olesya Kaznokh (Domaradzka)
1978 – born in m.Dubrovytsya Rivne region.
She was educated in Lviv College of Decorative and Applied Arts named after Ivan Trush 1996, Lviv Art Academy 2003
1996 – Student Exhibition at the Lviv Polytechnic.
2002 – exhibition of young artists in the Palace of Arts. Lviv.
2003 – Exhibition “Lviv and Its Inhabitants.” Kyiv.
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 – Christmas exhibitions in the “Green sofa gallery”.
2012 – Group concept exhibition “Euro 2012” in the gallery “Green sofa”.
Married, has two sons. Engaged in painting.