Volodymyr Umanenko “Plattyopys”

13.09.2017 - 29.10.2017

The Plattyopys exhibition opens at Dymchuk Gallery on September 13, 2017. The exhibition features works by the Odesa designer Volodymyr Umanenko.

The Plattyopys project has been launched in 1996 but acquired its current form in 2016 when Volodymyr Umanenko created a series of white dresses. They were sent to about 60 female artists and became invitation letters for a dialogue. The white space was proposed to be filled with images with a theme limit: a portrait of any being seen by the author. 40 dresses by Kinder Album, Natalia Goncharova, Olga Novak, Asya Gudymenko, Eva Yatt, Oksana Tsyupa etc. will be displayed at Dymchuk Gallery.

During the creation of the dresses the designer focused on the term introspection – acquiring knowledge from self-observation. He used his associations about material and prepared the dresses as canvases for further work.

The Plattyopys is an impression of the spontaneity of life and the complex variety of disclosures in simple action. The ability to turn a personal act of creativity into a collective sport gave a boost to the authors of the project. The clean sheets created by Umanenko are filled with portraits of real and imaginary creatures, as well as texts. The diversity of techniques and solutions from restrained graphics to bright paintings and ready-made expands the project and demonstrates the variability and versatility of the artist’s mind.