Oleksandr Balbyshev


Male Beauty
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I like to look at a beautiful male body. Therefore, I am sad that there are so little masculine sensuality and beauty in the art world. About 30 years ago, a group of feminist artists, Guerrilla Girls, decided to determine the ratio of male and female nudes presented on canvases exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It turned out that male nudes are only 15%. And it seems that today the situation has not changed much. On online galleries where I sell my art, male nudes are about 20%. Whil

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Metamorphoses of Lenin
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For many Ukrainians who, like me, shares Western values, Lenin is a dictator and murderer who initiated an occupation of my country in 1917-1921. From that time until 1991, Ukraine wasn't free. Even now, like numerous soviet-era propagandistic portraits of Lenin, the ghost of a monster country called the USSR is still here. Lenin's successor from the Kremlin tries to destroy an independent Ukraine and pull it into Moscow's deadly hug. In my art project, I try to overcome the traumatic histor

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Work with found objects occupy an important place in my art. It’s something in between the meditative practice and the research. With all the fun of my manipulations with found objects, they acquires new meanings, an antonymous combination of play and seriousness, prompting the viewer to go beyond the accepted paradigm. Images from the deep subconscious give rise to different sences that inspire to thinking and reflection.

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I create works that are designed to please the eye and heat the imagination. For me, more important is the variety of thoughts arising from the viewer in the process of contemplation than the clarity and certainty of these thoughts.

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In my abstract works I use a visual language of shape, color and line to create a something unsurpassed which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. ... Abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery, it can address concepts that are intangible and theoretical, existing in the realms of mind and spirit, rather than in outer reality. You can see a misty landscape, you can see the sky glows with the last rays of the sun, you can see the

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