ArteLia gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by the Ukrainian artist Vasily Sad. The exhibition “Beauty in the Ordinary” consists of group of paintings, most of which are artist’s signature metal works. The selected retrospective aims to capture the beauty of the ordinary things that surround us every day. The exhibition offers a close look at the world of Vasily Sad revealing his preoccupations with the forms, plasticity, colour and textures of the materials he uses to create an artwork.
Finding beauty in the ordinary is not just about discovering the hidden essence but rather about the artist’s skills to extract the intensity of an object, be it a scrap of metal found on the street or a handmade carpet or canvas. In doing so, Sad creates the breathtaking artworks, which draw our attention to the beauty that usually remains unnoticed in the rush of our everyday routine.
Sad once mentioned that ‘The beauty is in simplicity’ and his abstract artworks magnificently capture the simple Beauty in the Ordinary. Sad doggedly believes that it is only with abstraction one can ‘get through to the secrets of human existence and nature’ and he aims for his works to be simple, organic and spontaneous.
The body of the artist’s oeuvre is a broad one, dealing with the subjects of memory, emotional expression and aesthetic beauty. Sad transfers the metaphysics of his meditations through the media of the modern world, juggling bright colours and delicate brush strokes with the weight of wood, carton, canvas and metal to reflect the dualism of the human spirit – all that is beautiful, light and tender in the human experience is inextricably linked to all that is dark, destructive and violent. He has found the ideal medium to convey these intense emotions in the shape of torn and punctured metal where his works radiate beauty of the ordinary life.
|Duration||15 February 2012 - 28 February 2012|
|Venue||The Gallery, Mayfair|
|Address||99 Mount Street London w1k 2tf, ,|