SOLO

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Akimova

Iryna

UKRAINE

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“My instruments are colors, shapes, lines that reflect tonality, sound power, and musical phrases.”

Iryna Akimova was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine. She works in painting, installation, video-animation, and performance.

A gloomy march of hatred between two noble families is represented by a bright red-yellow flame. Sharp broken lines turn into the profiles of the knights who fight against each other. Two white figures come out from a single holistic line reminding of a tender love as an antipode to blood feud

In her art projects, she often uses various art instruments and offers multi-vector and multi-sided research with deep philosophical background. She puts together an ensemble of paintings and installations and complements it with video-animation and performance, offering her own original vision and engaging the viewer into an emotional dialogue and interaction. She is rather unique in creating projects, where instruments of visual arts are melted together by Iryna’s own poetry.

Сycle MUSIC.S. Prokofiev. Romeo and Julie.The Young Juliet.

Acrylic

$4000

Blue background symbolizes Juliet’s purity. Broken vertical lines remind the profiles of the members of warring families. Juliet appears as a light spring, which swiftly follows her feelings in the rhythm of staccato. The spiral of her short life unfolds rapidly, portending a dramatic finale.

Iryna is also active as an organizer and art curator of the exhibitions of women artists. She curated 11 national and international exhibitions. She is a co-founder of the annual Art Fest of Women’s Art, which she runs together with the Modern Art Research Institute in Kyiv, Ukraine.

This solo exhibition presents a part of Iryna’s art project MUSIC.

Art project MUSIC tells the story about classical music by the language of modern painting. Painting becomes a dynamic cast of music that harmoniously reflects its composition, style, rhythm, and color.

“I divide the musical piece into several components, transforming them into the parts of a visual composition.”
For example, in the cycle based on Piazzolla’s SEASONS IN BUENOS AIRES.

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The story begins in the lower left corner of the painting and unfolds in clockwise segments corresponding to the various musical fragments. My instruments are colors, shapes, lines that reflect tonality, sound power, and musical phrases. Symbolic figurative images complement the abstract composition to convey the drama of a musical work. Musical theme is often encoded in variations of mystical figures and lines. Music and painting have a lot in common, like laws of making composition, and choosing rhythm and color / sound solutions.