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«Live carefully»
24 April — 14 April
Victor Maryniuk.
Live carefully.
Victor Maryniuk's images are isolated from the outside world. They are not surrounded by objects, which refers to the time; there is an only white color, only light. With this simple technique, the artist creates timeless images, superhistorical features and takes them beyond reality. "It's just wise," says the artist himself, and convincingly proves it with his work. Looking at his artworks, you are convinced that talking about essential and primary things is easy if you "live attentively."
In particular - be attentive to the world, find beauty in the ordinary, and transfer your vision on the canvas in a balanced way.
Victor Maryniuk – is the legend of Odesa nonconformists.

He belongs to the group that began its creative path simultaneously with the destruction of socialist realism canon. Before that, for three decades, the Soviet Union's art was isolated from the international art scene. Precisely this group in Odesa overcame the years of isolation. These artists who absorbed and assimilated all the art world experiences of the twentieth century went through their understanding of the emancipation of art form, color, stain, line, construction, and dynamics. They created an updated, modern version of the Odesa "South Russian" school.

They were closed in the "allowed" framework of aesthetics in the Soviet Union, which is why the aligned in an informal club, organized exhibitions in the apartments, talked to like-minded foreigners, published works on their own, were under constant KGB surveillance, which feared everything independent and uncontrollable.
Victor Maryniuk
The artists themselves have repeatedly insisted that they did not consider themselves dissidents, and their goal was creative freedom, not limited by the Communist Party.

Victor Maryniuk's range - from early expressive experiments, consonant with the current interest in the early '60s of the twentieth century "severe style" to lyrical-geometric abstraction, often organically combined with conditional linearity.
An integral part of Maryniuk's figurative system – his experience in monumental art. Hence- decorativism, the individuality of forms and lines. Hence the profound interest of the Ukrainian traditions of monumental art (Boychuk's school), combined with experience in Ukrainian folk and modern European trends.

Among the Odesa group artists, Viktor Maryniuk has a unique, awe-inspiring, and delicate attitude to form and plasticity.

Behind the external conventionality is hidden meaningful content. The combination of own thoughts and worries with the primary, deep values of a person generating a restless, irrational, at the same time, intellectual and significant reality.

In today's world, where the art reaches the impersonality level, the artworks of Maryniuk, with emphasis on what makes us humans, remain a protected area of humanity. The artist paints the personality, its superior individualism, self-esteem, and self-confidence. Simple images are filled with tension and calm, ephemerality and fundamentality, unambiguity, and mystery.

Achieving harmony happens through the nervous tension of the pulsating lines. Taking the white space, the line turns into contour. The impulse of the red spot enhances the perception and impression. An earthly woman acquires a mythological depth. With minimal formal and plastic means, the artist expresses and elevates a woman, sacralizes her image. So, without excessive external effects, it makes a woman the center of the universe.
It is so simple to follow your principles and ideals without adjusting to the remarks and the public's tastes. It is so simple to be engaged in creating an image in the world of total contemporary art with various concepts and strategies.

It is so simple to live carefully.
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