17.04—11.05.2019

PRODUKTY

PRODUKTY

For the next four weeks The Naked Room gallery will turn into a grocery shop with Olga Gaidash’s artworks as goods on its shelves. The recognisable flashing signboard PRODUKTY that we are so used to see in the hood, will be attracting passersby on Reitarska street, the epicentre of new consumerist culture in Kyiv. 

Olga Gaidash works with various media and easily mixes materials, textures, colours and images. Choosing the material form for a certain idea, the artist first and foremost considers her intuitive associations, rather than real qualities and functions of things. In her type of grocery, a regular receipt becomes a Ukrainian rushnyk made of artisanal fabric with hand-made embroidery. And an ordinary made-in-China beach towel acquires symbolic value through reproduction of Olga’s residence permit in Germany, since she was a student at the UdK Berlin. The display of artworks-as-goods aims at subverting our usual ideas about the function of different things. And ultimately, about the function of artworks as such. Indeed, how do we look at a mouth-blown copy of an individually packed orange? And what happens when we learn that this form symbolically represents Teide mountain 3718 meters high?

And finally: Paintings. The most popular and commercially successful artistic medium, the daily bread of any commercial gallery (to which The Naked Room is not an exception). Paintings are presented on stalls next to ceramic flip flops and a palm tree made of fruits, and are not at all ashamed of their position. Olga’s paintings depict objects, too. However, those are overpainted, and thus concealed from consumer’s eyes. And so they become yet more desirable like all goods that are exclusive or in short supply. Moreover, the overpainted stains are overpainted on top, so that a colour field, this basic element of any painting, turns into a piece-goods.

PRODUKTY by Olga Gaidash is her first solo show in Kyiv. The Naked Room presented her works at HydridArte Madrid and will show some of her pieces at KyivArtWeek 2019.

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canvas, oil
155Х155 см
sold
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canvas, oil
150Х150 СМ
1 600 EUR
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ceramics
15X26X21 СМ
500 EUR
buy
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mouth-blown glass
Н—11 СМ
400 EUR
buy
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mouth-blown glass
Н—14 СМ
400 EUR
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mouth-blown glass
Н—18,5 СМ
400 EUR
buy
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mouth-blown glass
Н—20 СМ
500 EUR
buy
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mouth-blown glass
Н—9 СМ
400 EUR
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ceramics
9–15 CM
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canvas, oil, acrylic
120Х110 см
sold
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mouth-blown glass
23Х32Х18 СМ, 30Х35Х19 СМ
sold
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mouth-blown glass
Н=18,5 см
400 EUR
buy
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paper, screen printing
102X72 CM
300 EUR
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paper, screen printing
102X72 CM
300 EUR
buy
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paper, screen printing
102X72 CM
sold