Industrial Fairytale. Vasyl Dmytryk

08.10.2020 - 01.11.2020

Dymchuk Gallery presents the project Industrial Fairytale by Odesa artist Vasyl Dmytryk. The exhibition features sculptures and found objects.

Dmytryk’s workshop is located on the territory of the former Odesa shipyard. The factory and the stories related to it are the main motif of the project. The artist uses wooden models and molds for casting found on the territory and transforms them, inspired by the past of the industrial zone.

The central figure of the series is Countess Elena Tolstoy, who lived in Odesa in the 19th century. Her life story is fairytale-like: she worked as a laundress before marrying Count Mikhail Tolstoy. The couple made a great contribution to the life of Odesa. In particular, they created the Water Rescue Society –  its building still stands on the territory of the shipyard.

Many stories collected by the artist give the abandoned industrial area a mythical, fairytale character. Thus, the image of romanticized industrial ruins that is spread across the post-Soviet space finds new life in Dmytryk’s works.

Vasyl Dmytryk

Born in 1991 in Ivano-Frankivsk

In 2016 graduated from Grekov Odesa Art College

Creates sculptures and installations from recycled materials, wood, metal

Lives and works in Odesa