Collection. Oleksandr Roytburd

09.03.2024 - 21.04.2024

Dymchuk Gallery presents the exhibition Collection. Oleksandr Roytburd, which opens a series of events dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the gallery.

As a concept, Dymchuk Gallery was founded in 2008 by Anatoliy Dymchuk. For several years, the gallery team initiated and implemented projects at various venues in Kyiv and Odesa. Later, in 2013, the gallery opened its premises in Kyiv at the address of St. Yaroslavska, 21. In 2023, the space turned ten years old, but after the full-scale invasion, our doors were closed for a long time, and part of the collection had moved to storage. This year, some works from the Dymchuk Gallery art collection may be seen live as part of the “Collection” project.

Dymchuk Gallery is a gallery with Odesa roots. It seems more than organic to us to start the series with an exhibition of Oleksandr Roytburd’s works: Oleksandr devoted most of his life to the development of the artistic infrastructure in Odesa and Ukraine in general; in the early 2000s, Ukrainian collectors, under the influence of Roytburd, opened the first independent galleries of modern art; and he devoted the last years of his life to the struggle for the existence of the Odesa Fine Arts Museum, which eventually received national status.

The exhibition presents artworks from various series, which have been in large and important exhibition projects: Odesa School: Traditions and Actuality in Mystetskyi Arsenal and Art-Donbas (Donetsk) in 2013.

Anatoliy Dymchuk’s collection is one of the largest art collections in Ukraine. It has more than 3,000 art objects from the 19th – 21st centuries. The collection consists mainly of works by Ukrainian and, in particular, Odesa artists. The collection is known for its collection-within-a-collection structure. One part of it is the world’s most significant collection of works by Odesa nonconformists: Oleksandr Anufriev, Valery Basants, Oleg Voloshinow, Viktor Marinyuk, Yevhen Rakhmanin, Volodymyr Strelnikov, Valentyn Khrushch, Anatoliy Shopin, Lyudmila Yastreb, and others. A separate segment of the collection is modern art. It presents the works of leading Ukrainian artists: Oleksandr Roytburd, Arsen Savadov, Oleksandr Hnylytskyi, Oleksandr Zhyvotkov, Igor Gusev, Yuriy Solomko, Oleg Tistol, Vasyl Tsagolov, Ilya Chichkan, Artem Volokitin, Bondero and others.