M.P. Drawing Project
MP has many meanings – monumental practice, micro or mega space, and dream versus memory. In each language, those two letters may stand for different words and thus form new concepts. Being attached to the same visual representation, they evoke diverse perceptions.
What we see is an attempt to feel the space of the inner and outer world and comprehend oneself in it. The Colossus, a drawn giant, depicts a monumental idea of the man. It does not portray an idol or a hero but a pure form and multifaceted essence.
The scientific knowledge about man does not create one’s complete image. Human tends to be a complex of values and irrational meanings in the bodily shell.
One is often stereotyped by language, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or cultural identity. The holistic view is dissolved in anxiety, information glut, and diversity conflicts.
The subject of study is the transformation of the dream into memory. Dream no longer exists from the moment of embodiment but becomes a memory. Thus, they never meet. The purpose of this project is to observe a moment of simultaneous coexistence of the dream about the future and memories of this dream from the past.
The project and its drawing parts are created in various cities and countries. Often artistic residencies, symposiums. Then it is possible for a longer period of time to focus on the project and refine subsequent parts of the human map.
In 2017, the project was supported by various cultural institutions, scholarships, and private patrons:
2019 ⟶ Maslo Art Space, Khmielnickyi, Ukraine. (Two-week residence)
2019 ⟶ scholarship from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Gaude Polonia from the Ministry of Culture, and the National Center for Culture and Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk. (Half-year residence)
2018 ⟶ Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland. Supported by the Faculty of Graphics and Media Art, Dean Jacek Szewczyk.
2017 ⟶ Arsenal of Art at the Festival of Young Ukrainian Artists in Kyiv, Ukraine. Project curators: Kateryna Filyuk, Lizaveta German, and Maria Lanko.
2017 ⟶ Catena Art, Roots Project symposium in Berlin, Germany. (Two-week residence)
Some of the works are part of the master’s theses in Lviv and Wroclaw.
Lviv National Academy of Fine Arts and the Academy of Fine Arts Eugeniusz Geppert in Wroclaw.
Currently, the project consists of 11 drawing parts and 7 spatial objects.
The whole project dimensions: 21 × 6 meters.
Material: high grammage paper (280 – 320g), charcoal.
The work is secured by the fixative of the own recipe.
2019 ⟶ “EXPECTATIVE”, MASLO art space, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine;
2018 ⟶ Hotel “Miramar”, Pigment Gallery, Barcelona, Spain;
2018 ⟶ Second Master diploma defence, gallery “Neon”, Wroclaw, Poland;
2017 ⟶ “The Festival of Young Ukrainian Artists”, curator project of Kateryna Filyuk, Lizaveta German and Maria Lanko, Mystetskiy Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2017 ⟶ “Roots Project Exhibition”, Hinterhof, Sours-Terrain, Berlin, Germany;
2017 ⟶ Master diploma defence, gallery “LNAM”, Lviv, Ukraine;
2016 ⟶ “Bez korekty, pracownia 205”, Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts, Wroclaw, Poland;
Created in 2019 ⟶ Chmielnicki ⟶ Ukraina
Created in 2019 ⟶ Gdansk ⟶ Poland
Created in 2018 ⟶ Wroclaw ⟶ Poland
Created in 2017 ⟶ Kyiv ⟶ Ukraine
Created in 2017 ⟶ Berlin ⟶ Germany
Created in 2016 – 2017 ⟶ Wroclaw ⟶ Poland
2016 – 2021