Vasyl Savchenko – Dream and Memory
Pop up exhibition of drawings/paintings
Vernissage: Monday, December 12, 2022, 6.30 pm
The exhibition lasts: 12-15/12/2022
Venue: Gallery of the Faculty of Graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, ul. Chlebnicka 13/16
Working on a drawing, I try to feel the space of the inner and outer world and understand myself in it. Scientific knowledge does not create a complete picture of man. Man is a combination of values and irrational meanings in a bodily shell that creates identity. The holistic view of man dissolves in anxiety, information overload and conflicts related to diversity. This brought me to the topic of transforming dreams into memories. The dream no longer exists from the moment of incarnation, but becomes a memory, a memory. That’s why they never meet. The aim of this project is to observe the moment of simultaneous existence of dream and memory.
The exhibition presents 4 painted, large-format charcoal drawings on canvas, as well as a video of the creation process. The works were completed within four months as part of the Cultural Scholarship of the City of Gdańsk.
I started working on the discussed series of drawings in 2016 and realized them in various cities and countries as part of residencies, as well as at symposia and festivals (Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Spain, Turkey).
You can see more works from the M.P (Dream and Memory) project on the website: vasylsavchenko.com or instagram: @vasyl_savchenko
He was born in 1994 in Lviv, Ukraine. He currently lives and works in Gdańsk.Interdisciplinary artist dealing with art and design in various visual media, coordinator and curator of artistic projects. In recent years, he has been researching the impact of modern technologies on art and its methodology, focusing on the development of analog graphics in the post-digital phenomenon.
She is interested in the future and identity in the context of the memory of the human body and the dreams of our inner world. He mainly deals with analog hand/machine drawing, using various tools to realize projects.
He has participated in over 100 international exhibitions, art projects, residencies and symposia: in Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Portugal, Italy, Germany, France, Bulgaria, Spain, the United States, China, Japan, Thailand and Egypt.
He received his education and two master’s degrees at the Lviv National Academy of Arts and at the Academy of Fine Arts named after. Eugeniusz Geppert in Wrocław.
Since 2018, he has been running the Digital Techniques studio, currently the Post Digital Graphics Studio at the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.
Since 2021, co-founder of the Savchenko Foundation, which takes care of the cultural institution Savchenko Gallery in Gdańsk.
2019 and 2022 – two-time scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage “Gaude Polonia”, as part of an artistic residency in Gdańsk.
2017 – author of the stage design for the performance “Krakowiacy i Górale” directed by Barbara Wiśniewska at the Wrocław Opera.