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Kolyada

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Underground Forbidden Art in Ukraine
« on: January 28, 2008, 05:04:16 AM »
Serhiy Kolyada got in hot water with Kyiv's art establishment with his ballpoint-on-construction paper productions, portraying Kyiv as a melancholy zone of shadows. Check out his Web site (www.kolyada.com) to see his nude or semi-nude women depicted against shadowy backgrounds of corporate slogans. It's art as social commentary: gutsy reflections on money, power and gender issues in Ukraine.
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Mikhail Simkin

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Re: Underground Forbidden Art in Ukraine
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2008, 04:14:13 PM »
This is one of Kolyada's paintings, titled "Happy independence day, Ukraine!"


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Re: Underground Forbidden Art in Ukraine
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2009, 07:03:51 PM »
aha ... something like an election campaign poster ... transsilvanian?

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Re: Underground Forbidden Art in Ukraine
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2010, 12:20:58 AM »
With the fall of communism in the former Soviet Union, contemporary art from Eastern Europe has suddenly stepped into the focus of the international art world. Museum shows and gallery exhibitions are now bringing Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Romanian or Polish artists and their works to our attention. And it is amazing what we see. The times when art from these countries was associated with socialist realism are gone since the perestroika in 1987.