Artists of Ukraine. Oleksandr Rojtburd
1. Oleksandr Roytburd Ukraine. Day of Gogol's death. 2013
Oleksandr Roitburd. "The Day Gogol Died," 2013
Artists of Ukraine. Oleksandr Rojtburd

“(His art) is plastic, sculptural, massive, and almost tangible. A typical paint brushstroke has the qualities of a graphic one. As a result, the form is not defined, but emerges on the canvas, an emanation to some transcendent space. Therefore, even figurative Roitburd’s images are abstract. And in this sense they are cinematic: however specific they may seem, they always stay as mere hints, symbols, refer to objects in reality, never coinciding with them” (From an introduction to “Rojtburd,” a catalogue of the artist’s paintings, 2015).

About the Author:

Oleksandr Roytburd. Artist photo
Oleksandr Rojtburd
Odesa, Ukraine

Oleksandr Rojtburd (1961-2021) was a Ukrainian artist, photographer, author of objects and installations, art curator, director of Odesa Fine Arts Museum. One of the leaders of the “Waves” of Ukrainian transavantgarde. Alumni of art-graphic faculty of the Odessa Pedagogical Institute (1983), member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine (since 1989), representative of South Ukrainian art school. One of the founders of Ukrainian postmodernism, co-founder of the “New Art” Odesa association (1994). Chairman of the Soros Contemporary Art Center, Odesa (1997-1999). He lived and worked in New York for 2 years from 2000 and participated in the 49th Venice Biennale. Oleksandr Roitburd was a director at Odesa Fine Arts Museum.

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