I am a Ukrainian artist working with new media to explore our relationship to time, the future, and digitalization. Time, like air, is such an ordinary and invisible substance that we do not even notice it. A continuous process of change over time. Every moment the object disappears and is born again. Now more than ever, we are in a state of transition to the virtual world, a complete digitalization. In this transition, objects and characters transmorph. I am interested in capturing this transition through my art.
Contemporary Ukrainian artist Bohdan Svyrydov - black and white portraits. Photo by Garry Efimov

Photo: Garry Efimov

My first experience of art was in a childhood when I and my father painted together. Of course, it wasn’t that kind of art as I mean now. But over years I still remember that feeling of deep delight and calmness when I painted.

I studied graphic design at University and after graduated began to work as a designer. Even though I was drawing all that time, it wasn’t my main occupation. Over time, I felt that design was limiting me. The design has strict borders, that art doesn’t. I felt the need to create something that I want to. So I began to paint. Art became a kind of meditation for me. Finally, I felt the meaning of my life.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

Dec 2020 – “Lost in Time” – Ukrainian Youth Center – Kyiv, Ukraine.

Nov 2020 – “Waiting for the past” – Galery “Mystectvo” – Cherkasy, Ukraine.

Nov 2020 – “Waiting for the past” – Virtual exhibition

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

May 2021 – “666Thursdays Edition #7” – Cryptoart exhibition – Cryptovoxels.

May 2021 – “Pole Maciv” – first Ukrainian Cryptoart exhibition – Unit.City – Kharkiv, Ukraine.

May 2021 – “Art Spaceship” – International virtual exhibition

May 2020 – “Two Dots” / https://bit.ly/2XNOY6g – Kyiv, Ukraine

Jan 2020 – “Art Palette” at “Kobzar” Museum – Cherkasy, Ukraine.

Nov 2019 – “Dialogues” at Cherkasy State Art Museum – Cherkasy, Ukraine.

Sep 2019 – “Waves of a reality” at Modern Art Research Institute – Kyiv, Ukraine.

Aug 2019 – “Measure of silence” at Ternopil state art museum – Ternopil, Ukraine.

May 2019 – “Intermission” at Cherkasy State Art Museum – Cherkasy, Ukraine.

Jan 2019 – “Young Artists Show” at “Kobzar” Museum – Cherkasy, Ukraine. 

Nov 2018 – “Pink Bulldozer” – Odesa, Ukraine.

Oct 2018 – “Colors of Cherkasy” at Cherkasy State Art Museum – Cherkasy, Ukraine.

Oct 2018 – “Dialogues” at Cherkasy State Art Museum – Cherkasy, Ukraine.

Aug 2018 – “The Independence Day exhibition” at Exhibition Hall of National Artists Union – Kyiv, Ukraine.

Jul 2018 – “Akt Project” at Platforma art-factory – Kyiv, Ukraine.

Projects

Nov 2020 – “The Game” – a virtual art project (Mozilla Hubs).

Oct 2019 – “Dreamers” – Interactive public art – Cherkasy, Ukraine.

Aug 2017 – “The mood of the city” – Interactive public art – Cherkasy, Ukraine.

Residencies

Aug 2020 – Parajanov Festival  – Lviv, Ukraine.

Jul 2019 – International exchange programm NVAIR – Ukraine/Germany – Travneve, Ukraine.