Press release
Museum and Exhibition Center for Contemporary Art
Museum of the History of Kyiv
Elena Bandurka
present the exhibition
13.05.2021 – 25.05.2021

“36 installations” are 36 different ideas, separate worlds, symbolizing 36 years of the artist’s life. This is a new stage, a way to “flip” the personal calendar and start the next year of its existence in art.
Elena Bandurka works mainly in the style of eco-art. She is convinced that garbage sorting, recycling and responsible treatment of natural resources can make the world we live in better. “I like working in eco-art and other socially important genres. I am inspired by what is happening around us. Ideas come to me like lightning, but implementing them right away is not easy. I want to draw attention to such important issues as environmental protection and climate change. Using unusual materials in my work – wires, cardboard, putty, plastic, I can not only surprise, but also tell people in interesting language how important it is to preserve our ecology, “- says the artist.
The artist is also interested and inspired by the history of Ukraine, its past, customs and traditions. Therefore, a series of installations, “Hyperrealistic motanka”, will be presented at the exhibition. Motanka – a traditional doll, which has long served as a talisman in every Ukrainian family – protected family comfort, well-being and protection from evil forces. Olena Bandurka rethinks the sacred meaning and power of this symbol with the help of modern art.
To create the installations, Olena uses glass, textiles, threads, mouldings, dry plants and remnants of building materials. And she manages to combine such various forms and textures thanks to paints.
About the author:
Elena Bandurka is an artist who embodies her ideas in various genres and styles. Elena creates installations, conceptual photographs, abstract paintings, and sometimes works on clothing collections and jewellery. She studied at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Christie’s Education London. She has implemented many personal projects. She has also participated in group exhibitions, including the Berliner Liste (2017), the Leipzig Art Fair (2017), Brussel Art3f (2017), the Luxembourg Art Fair 2017 from Art3f, and Global Warming (Kyiv, 2018). .).

Kyiv, street B. Khmelnytsky, 7

Global Warming

This show was run in Kiev Ukraine, Contemporary Art Fly collaboration with Zavalniy Art Centre.

Artist Elena Bandurka

Feb 17th – Mar 2nd 2018

Press Release

Elena Bandurka is a young artist, for whom the conscious and healthy world is the main one. The central idea of her creativity, she made environmental problems, which puts human activity at risk and on which the life of this person depends so much.

Raising such problems as climate change, air, water and land pollution, accumulation of garbage, the artist creates paintings and art objects from different materials.
The main goal of the artist is to help people realise the scale of the problem and the value of the world that we are gradually losing. Therefore, in her works, there are both symbols of terrible pollution and planetary catastrophes, as well as natural beauty of natural phenomena, such as a clean air environment, a saturated depth of water, and green overflows.

We are all concerned with the problem of ecology – it is the most universal. Therefore Elena Bandura works are close to an understanding of everyone, they influence visually at the level of associations. After all, both nature and art we perceive visually, so the work of this project is taken by colour, shape and texture, conveying in global images the global ideas.
Elena’s creativity is optimistic, actively promoting the topic of recycling and careful attitude not only to nature but also to things, giving them a second life.

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