Dymchuk Gallery presents ‘Influences’ Zakentiy Gorobyov’s project, which includes graphic works on paper, wood, and textiles created between 2021 and 2023. This selection provides an opportunity to observe how the artist works with different media and how the works have changed since the outbreak of the war.
Zakentiy Horobiov is renowned in the art world as a graphic designer. His multi-page art publications and children’s books have won prestigious awards in Ukraine. Horobiov’s artistic focus is on calligraphy and lettering, the art of writing and composing letters, fonts, and texts. The central theme of his work is introspection and self-knowledge. And the raw materials for his works often have a history and have been used before.
The “Transformation” series consists of works created from found wood, the first of which was from a plank left over from dismantling a barricade on the left bank of Kyiv. In this way, the material changes its shape, carrying with it the idea of resistance as an example of rethinking the past and responding to new challenges.
The series ‘War Kyiv’ combines calligraphy and collage, recording artistic observations of Kyiv since the beginning of the Russian armed aggression. But despite martial law, checkpoints, anti-tank hedgehogs, and houses destroyed by the enemy, the city is alive and vibrant, with beautiful nature and people who have not lost their sense of humor.
Zakentiy Gorobyov was born in Luhansk in 1984. From 2001 to 2006, he studied at Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National Pedagogical University, Department of Design, majoring in Graphic Design.
He has 15 years of experience in the graphic design profession. His specialties are corporate identity development, multi-page publications, posters, lettering, and calligraphy. Since 2013, he has been a graphic designer at the BIRUCHIY International Contemporary Art Symposium.
He teaches at private educational institutions: KAMA, Apollo, and Art-i-Ya. The general topics of courses, workshops, and lectures are lettering, font, composition, and symbolism.
He lives and works in Kyiv.
2018 – Book Arsenal. Winner in the nomination “Best Children’s Book” with the book “My Museum” (in the HOOGA team)
2018 – Red Dot for the project “Park of Corruption” (in the HOOGA team)
2019 – Book Arsenal. Winner in the nomination “Best Children’s Book” for the book “Abobal and Yabobal”
2021 – Winner of PROMAX EUROPEN in the nomination for Best Logo for a TV series. Logo for the ICTV series “Cossacks. An absolutely false story”