Those, whose stuff attracted attention in an unusual way. IAF Warsaw 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 yoga master. Being intrigued with their work, we enthusiastically asked Yulia Gnat — the director of the Gallery — a few questions.
is your perception of art? What does it mean to you?
Well, some people consider aesthetics as the most
important aspect of art, some look at the money: does it have a potential to be
sold, some think if it looks good on their wall, some care if it reminds them
of places or people, etc. We are focused on art that can influence, which has
some transformative effect: either with its meaning or with its form, I mean
colors and shapes. A good example of this are the psychotronic artworks by
Andrei Siderski, whose art we work with. His art influences the space. It is an
effect of his yoga practice, he's been a yoga practitioner for 40 years and now
he's well-known master not only in the former USSR countries but even worldwide.
Also sculptures of brothers Zigura, which are not only about the beauty or the
form, but are focused on their meanings. It's actually the best illustration of
our choice of artists we want to work with. I treat very personally all the
meaningful artworks, we represent as a gallery. The sculpture "Step into
the unknown" by Bogdan Andriitsev is the most powerful work for me,
probably because I have experienced this in my life when I changed my job from
one area to a completely different one. Nowadays, we live in very stressful
times. In our country a lot of people now face the question of what should they
do in life because of the political turbulence and crisis. People fear the
future. In this artwork artist indicates that every person is the part of the
Whole, we don't live separately but we are a unity. And again, the art created
by yoga practitioners — yoga art (as described by Ajit Mookerjee in the
professional book "Yoga Art" in 1975) 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."
see that you like art being a bit spiritual, metaphysical and very meaningful.
Yes, we don't speak about it directly but it's a part
of our archetype as a brand. We create a community of artists and people who
support us, it's visible there. It's very metaphysical. Actually, art is all
about metaphysics because behind the material piece of art there is a huge
non-material meaning, all the values are non-material. In the past, the
philosophy was called as a metaphysics, now the art is exactly about