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2021.01.10
Chiseling the light with ink | The marvelous creation of nature
'The path made of the irregular slabs winds its way surrounding the Katsura Imperial Villa. In contrast to other gardens with static meditation in Kyoto, over here, you will reach real peace of mind while walking along the path step by step & viewing the changing scenery in front of you. In other words, in case it's somewhere else, the path would be the tool as the scenery at the end of the path is the actual object to communicate with your spirit; however, right here, your true goal of visiting this garden should be walking along the path. And that is its core of the theory, expressing the excellent wording of writing.'' - 'The Thousand Gardens' by Italo Calvino.
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PhotoAlëna Olasyuk

TextLi Hao CHANG

'The path made of the irregular slabs winds its way surrounding the Katsura Imperial Villa. In contrast to other gardens with static meditation in Kyoto, over here, you will reach real peace of mind while walking along the path step by step & viewing the changing scenery in front of you. In other words, in case it's somewhere else, the path would be the tool as the scenery at the end of the path is the actual object to communicate with your spirit; however, right here, your true goal of visiting this garden should be walking along the path. And that is its core of the theory, expressing the excellent wording of writing.''
- 'The Thousand Gardens' by Italo Calvino.

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The fact that Alëna Olasyuk turns the paper into a mural-like canvas and utilizes the ink to cast the rays of light is to guide everyone to have a peek at the marvelous creation of nature.
Through transforming the paper into a wall-sized canvas and a few rays of light piercing the ink, what Alëna Olasyuk trying to find is the inner narrative of her individual feeling, extends to everything existing in the world, and even involves the orbit, evolution, and alternation of the natural universe.

As we are in the midst of turbulent times, Olasyuk's creative pieces of work not only give us comfort but also reflecting a bright future.



In case our eyes were caught by the works of Alëna Olasyuk, it makes sense for similar feelings, just like what 'The Thousand Gardens' describes. Born in Ukraine in 1988, Alëna Olasyuk graduated from the professional college majoring in Fine Art in Khmelnytsky, Ukraine. Later, she majored in Fashion Media at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology.

The operating strategy of currently popular issues, & deliberately connecting with some narratives in politics and economics or society, never become any topic of her artistic creation. What she does is to simply take the painting as the medium that she runs communication with herself in her head. The black and white, two dominant shades presenting through the Russian fountain pen and Chinese ink, exquisitely create the skillful, delicate yet stylish landscape on the paper.




 
Pattern 5  (Close Up)
Chinese ink, Nib pen, Paper
29x29 cm
2020


Olasyuk's works showcase a simple, unadorned yet firm, stable power rather than a flamboyant style. In other words, people might claim it can be credited to the influence of Chinese traditional culture. However, the ''five hues and shades of ink color'' of Chinese classical painting theory are not what Olasyuk wants to explore.

The idea of her creations are closer to the theory of the Second Part of the I Ching - ''governing the country without laws in the ancient times''; on the one hand, her creations continue the concept of creative work based on the writing; on the other hand, her works have a distant echo of the Suprematism of Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935), which is a philosophy of art to reach the ''superiority of pure artistic consciousness'' through focusing on the basic geometric forms and painting in a limited range of colors, rather than expressing the visual depiction of any concrete objects.




Suitble 5  (Close Up)
Chinese ink, Nib pen, Paper
29x29 cm
2020



Truth(small) 18 
中國墨 鋼筆 美術紙
Chinese ink, Nib pen, Paper
29x29 cm
2020



Truth 3
中國墨 鋼筆 美術紙
Chinese ink, Nib pen, Paper
35x35 cm
2020




|Information|

「Chiseling the Light with Ink — A Solo Exhibition by Alëna Olasyuk」

Location:Venue

Dates:2021.1.5 (Thu.)~30 (Sat.) 11:00~21:00

Opening:2021.1.9 (Sat)14:00  T-PARK ,Wetland Venue 2nd Floor

OrganizerYii Cultural Enterprise
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Alëna Olasyuk Li Hao CHANG A Solo Exhibition by Alëna Olasyuk
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