Olena Bandurka works mainly in the style of eco-art. She is convinced that garbage sorting, recycling and responsible treatment of natural resources can make the world we live in better. “I like working in eco-art and other socially important genres. I am inspired by what is happening around us. Ideas come to me like lightning, but implementing them right away is not easy. I want to draw attention to such important issues as environmental protection and climate change. Using unusual materials in my work – wires, cardboard, putty, plastic – I can not only surprise but also tell people in interesting language how important it is to preserve our ecology,” says the artist.
The artist is also interested and inspired by the history of Ukraine, its past, customs and traditions. Therefore, a series of installations, Hyperrealistic Motanka, will be presented at the exhibition. Motanka is a traditional doll, which has long served as a talisman in every Ukrainian family – protected family’s comfort, well-being and protection from evil forces. Olena Bandurka rethinks the sacred meaning and power of this symbol with the help of modern art.
To create the installations, Olena uses glass, textiles, threads, mouldings, dry plants and remnants of building materials. And she manages to combine such various forms and textures thanks to paints.
About the author:
Olena Bandurka is an artist who embodies her ideas in various genres and styles. Olena creates installations, conceptual photographs, abstract paintings, and sometimes works on clothing collections and jewellery. She studied at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Christie’s Education London. She has implemented many personal projects. Olena has also participated in group exhibitions, including the Berliner Liste (2017), the Leipzig Art Fair (2017), Brussel Art3f (2017), the Luxembourg Art Fair 2017 from Art3f and Global Warming (Kyiv, 2018).
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