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28 August 2018
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The exhibition about the past and the future was presented on 17 August 2018 by the talented young artist, the participant of "Silver Easel" Denys Metelin at the Ternopil gallery "BunkerMuz".

The exposition consists of two parts: the viewer tells about the recent past and the things that, in his opinion, can endure us in the future.

"The past is the events that I had to learn from my own experience, they are connected with the Crimea (there Denis lived until 2014. - Aut.). Two more works are devoted to the events in Donetsk airport, which became a symbol of the invincibility. The second part of the exhibition demonstrates the future: a globalized world driven by the artificial intelligence," Denys Metelin says.

By the way, the canvases, depicted the Crimea and the Donbas, were performed in 2015 and 2017. They are his graduation works at the Lviv State College of Decorative and Applied Arts named after Ivan Trush.

A young artist complemented the exposition in an unusual way: he created graffiti just on the wall of the gallery. He explains that in such a way he sought to combine the classic image on the canvas and the expression of street art.

The works of "Lost paradise" are created in the author's technique – acrylic on canvas, complemented by the elements with aerosol paints. There are several oil paintings here too.

"Part of these works is a representation of my vision of the future. I depict the time when mankind loses its peace, its paradise. The events taking place in 2027 are parallel to the events of a few years ago. The two parts of the exhibition seem quite far, but in reality, they are emotionally common. We  lost the Crimea – place which many people have good memories with. And in the future, we can lose the traditional way of our lives," the artist says.

The exposition "Lost Paradise" at the Ternopil Gallery "BunkerMuz" will last until 6 September 2018.

Text: Kseniia Shokina
Photo: Anna Zolotniuk
© Art &Culture Foundation Brovdi Art

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