Featuring new work by Yevhen Svitlychnyi
July 28-August 5, 2022
Thursday, July 28:
5:00-6:00pm Artist Talk
6:00-7:00pm Opening Reception
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:00pm
Yevhen Svitlychnyi (Alternate roman translation “Yevgen Svitlychny” / “Eugene Svitlychny” Ukrainian: Світли́чний Євге́н Іва́нович; born June 1, 1948, in Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR) is a contemporary Ukrainian artist.
“As a result of the war, like so many of my compatriots I was forced to flee Ukraine, and by the fortunate intervention of my friends I arrived in Ireland, into the warm and welcoming embrace of Ireland and its people.
I travelled to Ballyvaughan, in this magical place that is The Burren, and was introduced to the wonderful people at the Burren College of Art who have been so welcoming, generous and supportive of my work.
In Ukrainian, painting is called “obrazotvorche mystetstvo”, literally the art of creating images. In the works presented in this Exhibition, the images of the unspeakable tragedy of the war are created through the prism of thousands of years of biblical history and culture: war – death – life – image – myth.
Everything that I have felt and absorbed since I arrived in Ireland, I have captured in these images, and with their visible and hidden meanings, viewers will create their own secret, their own myth.
– Yevhen Svitlychnyi