Ukrainian 12 | Group exhibition at Portraits International gallery (Brussels, Belgium)

The new Brussels Gallery Portraits International marks one year of the war against Ukraine with a fund-raising exhibition of 12 Ukrainian artists showing original works and art prints. The exhibition curated by Claire Soper is organized in collaboration with Tsekh Gallery in Kyiv, the James Butterwick Gallery in London, and with the help of Art Dealer, Katia Vozianova and journalist/contemporary art researcher Iryna Belan.
Names of the artists:
1. Oleksandr Bohomazov
2. Logvinenko Evgeniy
3. Ievgen Petrov
4. Slava Samoilenko
5. Mykola Bilous
6. Natalia Korf-Ivaniuk
7. Alena Kuznetsova
8. Liza Portnova
9. Andril Kyrychenko
10. Yuriy Musatov
11. Eva Kafidowa
12. Nikita Vlasov
15% of sales of all artworks will be donated to UNHCR humanitarian relief actions and the Takshtab Charity, directly supporting displaced mothers and children under 3 in Ukraine.
Portraits of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will be displayed in the gallery and auctioned online worldwide during the six-week exhibition. 100% of the auction proceeds will be donated equally to good causes. Portraits were newly made by this year’s gallery exhibitors Dutch painter Toon Teeken, Belgian Chilian artist Carlos Becerra and by other volunteers.
Portraits International is a new art gallery, bookstore, and academy, dedicated to the world of portraiture. Next to art, the gallery will offer biographies, lectures, courses, competitions, and team-building exercises in multiple languages, linked to the themes of the exhibitions. Portraitists, writers, and filmmakers can use the new gallery to find clients worldwide interested in commissioning a quality portrait or biography.
Claire Soper (EN/FR),
+32 472 70 85 13
Peter van der Hijden (EN/FR/NL/DE)
+32 483 12 90 19
Address: 2 Galerie des Princes 2 / 16-18 Rue des Dominicains, 1000 Brussels

The long journey of these paintings was probably destined for them by fate: this exhibition includes 7 of my works from two series about the road – Broad Perspective and Kill bill. The history of both series began somewhere at the same time back in 2013 (!) both during the long car trip. Now it took almost a year, a big hook through Copenhagen, and getting to know a few more wonderful people, so that the works finally got to the Portraits International gallery for the Ukrainian 12 group exhibition, together with the graphics of Oleksandr Bogomazov (!) from gallery partner James Butterwick.
It is also symbolic that in 2022-2023, all physical movements from Ukraine to the West also became much longer because of the war, even more time and reason for deep immersion, the landscape outside the window relentlessly reminds me of my Stripes and Kill bill (I realized this back in the fall), not only from the window of a car, and now also a bus, and a train, and an airplane, because I continue to document the material for further works.

Експозиція | Exposition

Роботи | Artworks

Широка перспектива | Broad perspective series

Kill Bill


Відкриття виставки | Opening evening 

Photo: Benoit Collet