KYIV by Sergiy Maidukov is a visual story of Kyiv told through Sergiy Maidukov's illustrations and sketches. The author is the protagonist who experiences the rush of the city and the ephemeral beauty of the mundane, captures the colours and the atmosphere of the streets. His meticulous work could be compared to that of a cinematographer in how he distances himself from the objects and situations while recreating them on his iPad. The visual narrative of the book follows from the stylistic and colour decisions in each and every illustration, which stand together in various connections.
This edition includes an introduction by journalist Oleksiy Tarasov as well as his interview with Sergiy Maidukov. The colour pictures in this book were created in the Procreate app on iPad and the black and white pictures are ballpoint and pencil drawings produced in the years 2018-2020.
KYIV by Sergiy Maidukov is an art book by someone whose hometown was not Kyiv, but who made Kyiv his home.
Publisher: IST Publishing
Author: Sergiy Maidukov
Initiative: Andriy Bozhok
Texts: Oleksiy Tarasov
Design: Grafprom studio
English translation: Victor Chorny
Editor: Tetyana Kryshtalovska
Proofreader: Olena Podorozhnia
Editor of the English translation: Becca Parkinson
Communication: Public Kitchen
Languages: English and Ukrainian
Format: 200x250 mm
Printed copies: 1000