Collective exhibition of abstract art

A traditional collective exhibition of abstract art opened today at the Bastion Gallery.

The first collective exhibition of abstract art was held in Ivano-Frankivsk in August 2010 during the implementation of the international project "Porto Franko". This took place on the eve of the opening of the Bastion Gallery in a restored room on the initiative of Anatoly Zvizhinsky. Then more than 30 local artists took part in the exhibition. The event was dedicated to the centenary of the creation of the first abstract watercolor by Vasyl Kandinsky.

Later, this initiative was taken over by local artists - Pavlo Sulymenko, Mykola Panakov, who contributed to the annual implementation of such projects in various locations in the city.

According to the position of the curator Victor Babak, only those canvases that correspond to the stated conception have been selected for this year's exhibition. The exhibition presents 37 canvases by authors from Ivano-Frankivsk, Kolomyia, Yaremche, Chernivtsi, Kyiv, Volodymyr-Volynskyi and other cities and towns of Ukraine. A peculiar highlight of the exhibition was the abstraction of the artist Dmytro Gorditsa, better known as a master of sacred painting.

Traditionally, the exhibition also presents the abstraction of the event coordinator Pavlo Sulymenko. The canvas "Composition" turned out to be harmonious and contrasting, and lovers of painting can easily recognize the style of the famous artist.

Artists of high professional level mostly create abstractions, but this exhibition presents the canvases of not only professional artists but also amateurs. The organizers of the exhibition are consciously opening the way for young, less experienced artists.

The younger generation of artists who are just making their way in art has been given the opportunity to present their vision of abstraction alongside professional artists. For them, participation in such exhibitions is a good opportunity to present their work to the public and enrich their creative experience.