KATYA ALIINYK
Artist
PAINTING AND TEXT ARE HER MAIN MEDIA.
TOOK PART IN “STATE OF EMERGENCE” 2022, “YOU ARE WELCOME” 2021, “GALLERY SABINA” 2020 EXHIBITIONS.
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STUDIED PAINTING IN KYIV NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ARTS, GRADUATED FROM KAMA AND METHOD FUND.
BORN IN LUHANSK.
LIVES AND WORKS IN KYIV SINCE 2016.
KATYA’S WORKS CONTINUE A SERIES THAT BEGAN BEFORE THE FULL-SCALE WAR. AN IMPORTANT TOPIC FOR KATYA WAS THE LOSS OF SUBJECTIVITY OF THE PEOPLE WHO REMAINED IN LUHANSK AFTER 201. THEIR WEAK GESTURES OF RESISTANCE, AS WELL AS THEIR OVERLY PERSISTENT WORK ON PRIVATE PLOTS OF LAND — THE ONLY AREAS OF CONTROL IN THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES.
SINCE FEBRUARY 24 THE ORIGINAL IDEA OF THE ARTIST CHANGED — AS WELL AS THE NATURE OF THE RESISTANCE OF UKRAINIANS AGAINST THE OCCUPIER.
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I STILL REFER TO IMAGES OF PLANTS, SOIL AND INSECTS, AND I ALSO INTENTIONALLY DO NOT USE IMAGES OF THE HUMAN BODY, ONLY SOME REFERENCES TO THEM, BECAUSE THE SUFFERING OF HUMANS AND THEIR BODIES IS IMMEASURABLE FOR ME.
INSTEAD I AM INTERESTED IN SOME INVISIBLE UNDERGROUND PROCESS DURING THE WAR, SLOW AND HIDDEN PHENOMENA THAT CANNOT BE DESCRIBED OR PREDICTED YET.
PROCESS OF GROWTH, WITHERING, DECOMPOSITION OR OVERGROWTH — EVERYTHING THAT HAS THE INTENTION TO TRANSFORM AND MUTATE (BOTH IN HARMFUL AND BENEFICIAL FORMS) ATTRACT ME.
“24.02.2022 — first day”.
THE INSCRIPTION MADE BY A CHILD WHO WAS WITH KATYA IN A BOMB SHELTER IN KYIV.
IN THE FIRST DAYS OF WAR KATYA AND HER FRIENDS MADE MOLOTOV COCTAILS IN ONE OF KYIV BOMB SHELTERS.
THE STRIPE ON THE BACKPACK MADE BY KATYA.