STOP WAR IN UKRAINE
Hi! My name is Lena and I am Ukrainian artist.
Now my country is in danger. On February 24, 2022, the russian federation began a full-scale war. Putin is trying to wipe out Ukraine, our nation, our land. This is catastrophe. This is genocyte. This is inhumen and brutal.
Ukraine has a very long story, but in modern times, since August 24, 1991, it began to develop independetly, restoring its identity, its traditions and values. We have developed successfully and quickly. But the «brotherly» people did not like it.
I ask for help from the entire international community. Help stop the war. Close the sky. Save civilians.
The name "Yellow Brick" - an element that shapes the personality; yellow is a symbol of attention.
The work consists of three parts: "Source of Life"; "The path to perfection, or why do nothing does not mean degrading" and "Where to go next". Three works as a metaphor of three times: past, present, future. White ribbons connect and unite times and spaces in which you can wander.
The works were first shown in December 2020 as part of the idea of "Art in the open air" in a residential complex outside the center of Odessa (Dmitry Donskoy Street), in order to make art available to ordinary citizens who rarely or not at all in galleries and museums .
In October 2021, the works were exhibited as part of the group project "Sorge" at the Invoque ART Gallery, Odesa.
“Traveling makes it possible to go beyond the ordinary, to become an observer of oneself from the outside,” says Elena Zublevich. The theme of the road, not only in the geographical sense, but also in the understanding of internal transformation, the artist has been studying for more than three years. In June 2019, she returned from a trip along the ancient Camino Lebanego pilgrimage route.
The artist compares two types of travel: travel and pilgrimage.
The peculiarity of this project is that the actions took place in the workshop, which the artist herself painted blue. And she stayed there for 1.5 years.