07.10—11.11.2020

A Very Personal Show

A Very Personal Show

Real dinosaurs at VDNG, a paleontologist’s body, that became a museum artifact together with his discoveries, an exhibition of sculpture in the medium of photography, a lost purse on a museum bench or a shot film roll are just some subjects from Katya Buchatska’s projects created in the past 5 years. The more exhibitions and interventions were held, the more her artistic method and circle of interests became evident. They consist in her fascination with extra-human forms of life and experiences, in failures and mistakes in perception and representation of artistic artifacts, in deconstruction of a medium, be it sculpture or photography, in visual puns and the humor on the verge of political correctness. But in every new show Katya surprised by a new formal approach, by choices of media, and spatial display, so it became almost impossible to recognise her authorship from the signature style.

Eventually it is the studio visit that allows to summarise all the various shapes of Katya’s practice. Exactly there, in the abandoned, but very carefully furnished old house on Lukyanivska Street, the artifacts and works from the previous projects reside side by side with the tools of their creation—the forms, sketches, preliminary castings, with personal belongings, which in their form and spirit are art, and also with the works that for some reasons escaped from public presentation: oil paintings, lefkas, and graphic works. This amazing world is made up of groundbreaking images, complicated and rare artistic techniques, incomprehensible plots and simple jokes, but also with melancholy and pain, which can be felt almost physically. 

For The Naked Room exhibition, we tried to create a concentrated bulk of Katya Buchatska’s world. The exhibition opens with a concrete dog from the “MARA” project. In the original project every sculpture had its twin, but in “A Very Personal Show” there’s only his shadow left, which is the model made from paper and scotch, wittily entitled “Scotch Terrier”. Katya’s distinctive humor is present almost in every other work’s subject matter. In her comic-like lefkas “Food Chain” we see a man slaughtering a pig in one panel and a boy with his grandmother is feeding lard to titmouses in the other. Then there’s a fluorescent landscape of a volcanic eruption and a man who rejects to escape and instead of this shouts the word “Werner”, that refers us to Werner Herzog, who made a film of the same plot. There’s a big painting devoted to nothing more but kerning, the optimal spacing between letters, and to the inability to use this in practice. There is an even bigger painting with images of strange figures, which lie on the floor of the flamboyantly furnished room, a she-wolf and an inscription in an unknown language—everything appears to be “live streams” from the different times of Sistine Chapel existence. There’s also a blue sea as a universal dream, which is in fact of totally different colour and even the whales, one of which is concrete and another is his twin, have thrown themselves out of it…

Retelling the depicted stories is as exciting as it is futile because Katya’s world fascinates exactly with its incomprehensibility. But the artist has left hope to us—the possibility to complete the exhibition journey in the installation “Paradise Operator”, where everyone can make their own choice—YES or NO.

, A Very Personal Show
THE COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2020, 2020
54см
2 500 EUR
reserve
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PALM BRANCH OR ROCKING BONE, 2017
130 CM
1 500 EUR
reserve
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ONE WHO DOES NOT FIND DURING THE DAY, 2019
21 см
1 200 EUR
reserve
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I DON’T WANT TO LEAVE, 2017
24,5X49 CM
1 500 EUR
reserve
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HOWEVER, IT BECAME MORE AND MORE DIFFI- CULT TO GET BLUBBER, AS THE NUMBER OF WHALES WAS FALLING, AND WE HAD TO GO FURTHER AND FUR- THER — BEYOND THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, TO THE DISTANT PACIFIC OCEAN WATERS, 2020
28X27 CM
sold
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GREEK TRAGEDY, 2018
31X31 cм
1 000 EUR
reserve
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SKETCH OF THE INTERLOCUTOR DURING THE ZOOM CONFERENCE, 2020
29,7Х21 СМ
100 EUR
reserve
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TREE OF LOVE, 2017
30X40 CM
400 EUR
reserve
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IN THE SEMIDARKNESS, 2019
52Х42 CM
sold
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DOG BACK — HORSE HEAD, 2017
13,5X20 CM
400 EUR
reserve
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A ZERO-SUM GAME, 2016
22Х20 СМ
900 EUR
reserve
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SKETCH FROM MEMORY
21X29,7 CM
200 EUR
reserve
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HMM...WHY DID I COME HERE AGAIN?, 2020
180X180 CM
sold
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FALSE ASSUMPTION OF L. GALVANI, 2017
30,5X35 CM
1 200 EUR
reserve
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SCOTCH TERRIER, 2020
H=65 СМ
sold
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SKETCH OF THE EXHIBIT FROM SURGEONS’ HALL MUSEUMS, 2019
14X20 CM
250 EUR
reserve
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DON’T RUSH THE ART, 2019
30X33 CM
400 EUR
reserve
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RED ZONE, 2020
24X18 CM
200 EUR
reserve
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MARINA, 2014
32X19 CM
700 EUR
reserve
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WHALES FROM THE “MARA” EXHIBITION, 2017
Н=87 СМ
3 500 EUR
reserve
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THE IMAGE, WHICH IS BEING CREATED, 2018
24X23 CM
800 EUR
reserve
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Т., 2018
10X14 CM
600 EUR
reserve
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DELIBERATELY LOST WORK, 2015
23X39 CM
1 000 EUR
reserve
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URANOPOLIS, 2017
13X20 CM
500 EUR
reserve
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LANDSCAPE WITH A REFLECTION ON THE HORIZON, 2019
9X22,5 CM
500 EUR
reserve
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WAITING, 2017
10X15 CM
700 EUR
reserve
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TASYA, 2018
30X24 CM
sold
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THE INSTALLATION OPERATOR OF PARADISE, 2020
Н=64 СМ
sold
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JEANNE EBUTERN CRY, 2020
14X10 CM
reserve
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MINUS THE DOG, 2016
28X27 CM
sold
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ZHUCHKA AND THE PALM, 2017
16х27 CM
800 EUR
reserve
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WHAT MAKES A GOOD CURATOR?, 2020
19X32 CM
1 000 EUR
reserve
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Blue Sea, 2016
100х140 см
2 000 EUR
reserve
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The one that sits, 2018
75х100 см
sold
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Bruise, 2020
30х21 см
200 EUR
reserve
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Documentation of memory documentation of whose was lost, 2020
30х21 см
200 EUR
reserve
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The one that sits , 2017
21х15 см
200 EUR
reserve
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RED ROAD , 2017
150Х150 CM
sold
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Transposition One, Two, 2018
120х90 см
sold
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ІІ
90х60 см
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Food Chain
24,5х49 см
sold
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Solder
41х50 см
reserve
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THE DOG FROM THE “MARA” EXHIBITION, 2017
H=65 cм
sold