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

Місце-Час | Place-Time

Опис | Description 

Назва: “Час – Місце” | Title: “Time – Place”

Художник: Альона Кузнєцова | Artist: Alena Kuznetsova

Cерія: “Широка перспектива” | Series: “Broad Perspective”

Дата створення: 2021 | Date of creation: 2021

Місце написання: Київ | Place of creation: Kyiv

Розмір: 100*130 см | Size: 100*130 cm

Тип: Картина | Type: Painting

Техніка: Олія | Technique: Oil

Матеріал: Полотно | Material: Canvas

Виставки: Ukrainian 12 в Portraits International Gallery (Брюссель, Бельгія, 2023) |

Exhibitions: Ukrainian 12 at Portraits International Gallery (Brussels, Belgium, 2023)

Атрибути: Сертифікат автентичності | Attributes: Certificate of authenticity

Пакування:  Картона чи дерев’яна коробка, Тубус | Packaging: Carton or wooden box, Tube

Статус: Доступна | Status: Available

Про “Смужки”

“Широка перспектива” – про рух, процес, які самі по собі вводять у транс, поглинають, а також у загальному значенні і про місце, яке відсутнє: ви як би знаходитесь “ніде” під час руху. Про місце, символічна наповненість та сенс якого змінилися за останні роки для багатьох.
Ми рідко звертаємо увагу на нудьгу, найчастіше намагаємось уникнути її, змінити обставини або переключити увагу. Мені подобається бути в дорозі, тому що це можливість уважно вдивитися в нудьгу через бічне скло автомобіля, що рухається, відпочити від потоку справ та інформації. Як пасажир я можу глибше зазирнути в процес руху, а не гнатися за метою. Це свого роду медитація, коли ви можете насолоджуватися будь-яким видом, який вам показує пейзаж: як би там не було, і це теж минеться.

About “The Stripes”

“Broad Perspective” is about movement, a process that in itself put to trance, absorbs, and in general, a place that is missing: you seem to be “nowhere” during the movement. About a place whose symbolic content and meaning have changed in recent years for many people.
We rarely pay attention to boredom, most often we try to avoid it, change circumstances or switch attention. I like to be on the road, because it is an opportunity to look closely at boredom through the side window of a moving car, to relax from the flow of business and information. As a passenger, I can look deeper into the process of movement, rather than chasing the goal. It’s a kind of meditation, when you can enjoy any view that shows you the landscape: whatever it is, and it will pass.


Галерея | Gallery 

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