Vasyl Savchenko “Generative Middle Ages – the basics”
Exhibition: 08.10. – 01.11.2021
str. Szafarnia 11, Gdansk
The “Generative Middle Ages – Basics” exhibition presents the results of one year of research on the post-digital etching phenomenon. The works enter a dialogue with the motifs and lines of medieval woodcuts of Albrecht Durer – a fundamental pillar in the culture of the graphic art world.
The Middle Ages are an interesting epoch in the history of Europe, which lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire and lasted until the era of the Renaissance and great discoveries. The Middle Ages lie between antiquity and modernity from the perspective of the traditional division of European history.
The presented works will include experiments with a generative image, distortions of book woodcuts by the influence of time combined with the traditional aesthetics of paper, and the nobility of an analog print.
On the day of the opening, a concert by Nina Romanowska and Paulina Porszke will take place as part of the project “Hear the image = see the sound” financed by the culture department of the city of Gdańsk.
Vasyl Savchenko – an interdisciplinary artist, who works in many fields of visual arts and graphic design. Artist was born in Lviv in 1994. He received a Master of art in the field of monumental painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lviv and a master of art in the field of graphics at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Arts and Design in Wrocław. Since 2018, Vasyl runs the Digital Techniques studio at the Faculty of Graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.
Vasyl has participated in around 100 international exhibitions, art projects, residencies, and symposia in various countries (Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Portugal, Italy, Germany, France, Bulgaria, Spain, USA, China, Japan, Thailand, and Egypt).
Since 2021, he has been a co-founder of the Savchenko Foundation, which runs the Savchenko Gallery cultural institution in Gdańsk.
Organizer: Savchenko Gallery
Partners: Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Bookowska, Morze Foundation
Organised by: Savchenko Foundation
Photorelation from the opening of the exhibition: