The Geometry of Enlightment, an exhibition started at the Museum of Kyiv History
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 yoga master with almost 40-years experience in
practicing, one of the world's leading specialists in developing modern yoga
teaching methods and psychotronic training techniques, developer of modern
approach in training of yoga gymnastics and international project Yoga23,
writer — author of professional books and an esoteric work “The Third
Discovery of Power” (many times republished since 1993), translator of books by Richard Bach and Carlos Castaneda, a poet and painter.
During more than 13 years Andrei
Siderski creates paintings in abstract genre — works of “Psychotronic art”, an
art practice and a movement that was developed and named by the artist.
An important view on his professional
practice is revealed according to the book by a specialist of the sacred texts
of the Indian subcontinent, art curator, collector and essayist Ajit Mukherjee "Yoga Art" (published in 1975) about works of
visual art created by yoga practitioners: “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 art.”
Siderski says: “I have always been interested in the process of
awareness. Or rather, in the content of the so-called «inner screen», which is
informed by an abstract essence of the awareness as such and not by the play of
imagination… This content, an aggregate of the «informational convolutions» of
event-series and conceptual complexes, reveals itself in certain visual «codes»
that express the resulting states of brain, emerging in relation with the
actual information processed — spatio-temporal, social, cosmic… Having explored
and experimented with various graphic casts, I settled on geometric abstraction
because this form renders most precisely that peculiar detached result of the
awareness process, which the brain projects onto the «inner screen». My works
are devoid of any specific symbolical meaning. In them I attempt to convey the
content of the awareness process through abstract objects and purely physical
code — the geometry of color patches, which modulate the reflected light in a
certain way. Thus, when the stream of energy reaches the surface of the work
and gets reflected, that reflected flow of energy contains the vibrational
characteristics inherent in the initial intent of the work. It is in this way
my works interact and exert an influence on space and people…”
Speaking about the art practice of
Andrei Siderski it is worth to note not only his art optics, but also a powerful
meditation optics, the ability to connect to areas that some call the Matrix.
The exhibition combines works that
were created during 2013-2016 years, in the space of experiencing of crisis,
perception of evolutionary, breakthrough moment.
The name of the exhibition "Geometry of Enlightment" is not a unique name, it is rather the characteristic of its basic element — a unique space, created by the yoga master and artist Andrei Siderski in a certain place, at a certain time and using certain tools.
The second participant of the exhibition is Bogdan Andriitsev. He was born 1976 in Ukraine, accepts process of creating and art in any form and in any field as the primary and undeniable value of human's life.
Every point of his life corresponds to a metaphorical
creative credo — "To transform a metaphysics of the place into a physical
reality". His active life inspired him also to create small grotesque
sculptures, full of energy, meanings and the potential for positive changes in
the lives of people.
An important part of the exhibition is the subject — a person influenced by the Geometry of Enlightment. These small sculptures, works of grotesque plastic by Bogdan Andriitsev, show the real story of a real person who is in the space of Geometry of Enlightment. A person, who feels someThing above, through itself and down below, and under, through itself and above. A person, who feels itself as a part of the Whole, has the courage to step into the unknown. The person who has the ability to be "empty" and have integrity at the same time — without waste things inside — and live based on its own inner space. A person, who captured the "ultimate weapon" — to be able to not hear the noise, being able to listen and imbibe the meaning and then find a balance point in any matter... and implement true Intention. This is the story of a person, who is changing and changes.
27th January 2017 in the program
of the exhibition was a lecture / meeting "Anthropology of Enlightment" by Taras Lyuty, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at National
University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", writer and poet .
The exhibition is presented by s.com.ua, which works as an art management service and gallery. Opened at the Museum of Kyiv history (Bohdana Khmelnytskogo street, 7) and will be relocated on 15.02.2017.
Yulia, manager of s.com.ua, (096) 614 46 44
Zoya, curator of Museum
of Kyiv history, (067) 935 13 87
Ilona, public and media relations of
Museum of Kyiv history, (096) 90 65 189