Iryna Berezhko &
Vadim Bondero

Chronicles of Transition of Mankind

We live in a time when it is practically impossible to keep up with an ever more accelerating pace of life. Boundaries between peoples and nations are blurring because of computer and Internet.
Symbols and ideals of past times disappear and are replaced by new ones, simulating the initial value and the primary meaning. This process affects all aspects of human life. We live in a rapid changing world, moral, aesthetic and artistic concepts evolve.

In this exhibition Iryna Berezhko and Vadim Bondero comment artistically on the change of moral and aesthetic concepts. They perceive loss of care for each other and increase of greed in a depersonalised world. Natural skin is 'improved' by plastic surgery. They form an objective image of the future by a collision of these different images and their cultural transition. There is abstract chaos and the structure of the figurative. Amplification of the muscular anatomy without the skin and the endless sprouts of thought structures. This project attempts to create a exaggerated essence of the interpenetrating images and meanings from the past into the future.

Iryna Berezhko (Izmail, Ukraine 1979) recently ended her studies at the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam. She had exhibitions in galleries and on festivals in Kiev, Odessa and Moscow. In the Netherlands she exhibited work in Rotterdam and Tilburg.

Vadim Bondero (Baku, Azerbaijan 1967) studied at Baku State Art School and the Moscow Academy of Design Stroganov. He had several exhibitions in galleries in Kiev and Odessa. He lives in Amsterdam and Odessa.

Iryna Berezhko & Vadim Bondero exposeren van 8 sep t/m 6 okt 2012