Hometown: Kyiv, Ukraine
Living and Working: Kyiv
About The Artist
Siderski was born in 1960 in Kyiv, Ukraine. In 1964 – 1968 studied in Naum Ostashynskiy art school for children.
Aimed to prevent specific form of scoliosis and further paralysis of the lower limbs, Siderski started active training in swimming in 1969 and in 1976 he started to learn yoga gymnastic exercises and breathing techniques as a part of training for swimmers and divers.
Andrei Siderski has practiced yoga actively since 1978. At 1980 he started using yoga elements when training divers, then taught yoga to a few select free-divers and some other sportsmen, eventually expanding his audiences, teaching yoga and yoga therapy. At the moment Siderski is one of the world's leading specialists in developing modern yoga teaching methods and psychotronic training techniques.
Yoga significantly influenced Siderski's style of painting, and in 1990-2003 he developed Psychotronic Art — a psycho-technological action movement, which is based on the effect — geometric objects' colored surfaces have an influence on energy-informational space content. Artworks of Andrei Siderski are performed in abstract painting genre.
An important view on his professional practice is revealed according to the book by Ajit Mukherjee "Yoga Art" (published in 1975) about works of visual art created by yoga practitioners.
An interesting detail is that Andrei Siderski established the first yoga studio in Kyiv, Ukraine, in the area, where Kazimir Malevich, a pioneer of geometric abstract art and the originator of the avant-garde Suprematist movement, lived and learned, and where, we can say, metaphysics of the place transforms into a physical creativity.
As envisioned by the author Siderski's paintings are intended to give practical help in addressing challenges encountered by an individual in the modern society. To name such approach the artist has suggested the term Psychotronic Art (he used earlier also the short term Psy Art, but later abandoned it because of the risk that it will be wrongly interpreted as a psychedelic). In the words of Siderski, this is the mindset, the way of interaction with the world, which goes beyond mere images, but is greater: this is making your life.
“Art is usually an expression of the creator, artist. But my paintings are a technology. Besides having an aesthetic function they also help to set up the space in a certain way... Icons, yantras, mandalas influence in a similar way as psychotronic art. The inspiration prevents this approach. That is why I try to "remove myself", and instead tune in to a certain wave, and read the information that is needed to create. It is a some kind of meditation. Depending on the technique, the artwork can be easily created, or its creation may take several months. Sometimes, the image is discovered at once and then I need to work out details, that is the most difficult thing. I can not explain how it is done - there are things that can not be described in words, but I can pass this skill to another person. I make no secret of it..." (from an interview with Andrei Siderski for "The People", April 2015).
Siderski sets quite practical goals for his abstract paintings. This may be overcoming complex family or business issues, or hardships in communication with the others. Paintings are intended to sustain the inner power, to bring clarity and piece in mental processes, assist more complete perception of own inner world. His Psychotronic Art serves as an aid to find the way out of a deadlock, a tool for expansion of consciousness. It is thereby implied that the work of paintings remains unnoticed by the observer.
Previously, Siderski created artworks for solving specific problems and his paintings were functionally focused, "targeted". A few years ago, he changed his approach. Siderski has set a goal for himself to create works as an universal instrument of influence on the information content in a space. Under the influence of such artwork and driven by their true intentions people would be able to solve any issues that they face.
Almost all the paintings are in private collections and galleries (United States of America, Great Britain, Switzerland, Ukraine, Russia). He participated in major exhibitions as well as held personal exhibitions in London, Zurich, Geneva, New-York, and Moscow.
In April 2014 Siderski was rated as 25th by The Art Newspaper Russia in its "The top 50 most expensive living artists of the Russian Art". Later, the magazine's experts have recognized that they erroneously listed the Ukrainian artist among Russian artists, but an assessment of the value of his artworks in the ranking was justified.
Art shows and exhibitions:
The article "The art of inner harmony" by Evgenia Emets about artworks by Andrei Siderski, written after the exposition "The Geometry of Enlightenment" in the Elena Vrublevskaya Gallery (February 2008).
The Geometry of Enlightment in a polithechnical...
Posted on 03.11.2017
Nowadays the exhibition "The Geometry of Enlightment" is on in the State Polythechnic Museum. There are works of psychotronic art by Andrei Siderski, emphasized by grotesque sculptures by Bogdan Andriitsev. The exhibition is open untill 15.02.2018.(photo: Oles Badio)Detailed information is...Continue read...
Fragments from the book “Yoga Art” by Ajit Mook...
Posted on 28.10.2017
Yoga art offers the total perception: All is One Reality is one, without a second. To realize through inner apprehension the oneness of all things by uniting the self with the Self, subject with object, zero with infinite – to intuit this supreme knowledge is the purpose of yoga and its...Continue read...
The Geometry of Enlightment, an exhibition star...
Posted on 08.01.2017
Since 17th January 2017 the Exhibition “GEOMETRY OF ENLIGHTMENT” presents paintings by Andrei Siderski, works of Psychotronic art, and grotesque sculptures by Bogdan Andriitsev, which make the exhibition's conception more completed.Andrei Siderski was born in Kyiv in 1960. He is a world known...Continue read...
Those, whose stuff attracted attention in an un...
Posted on 14.09.2016
English version of interview by Zwrotnica Foundation, attended IAF Warsaw 2016, below:"Our eyes were tempted by the intriguing sculptures of brothers Zigura, represented by s.com.ua — postModern ArtGallery. The Gallery also displayed a few artworks of Andrei Siderski — world famous y...Continue read...
Artworks by Ukrainian Artists at International...
Posted on 11.07.2016
s.com.ua exhibited artworks by Ukrainian Artists at International Art Fair Warsaw 2016, 7-10 April. The Ukrainian gallery focuses on such art working's message as "The meaning that changes. The form that acts and affects". At IAFwarsaw were exhibited artworks by four artist...Continue read...