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Illusionist (Sem' s Polovinoi), 03/08/2011 Acrylic On Canvas 7x10 © Valerii Klymchuk
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Apple Picking (8AE2BB), October 29, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 12x16 © Valerii Klymchuk / Валерий Климчук
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Hometown (The Dreams), April 10, 2011 Acrylic On Cardboard 8 X 10 © Valerii Klymchuk / Валерий Климчук
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Let My People Go, January 02, 2012 Acrylic On Cardboard 11 X 8 © Valerii Klymchuk / Валерий Климчук
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Pouring, March 12, 2012 Mixed 12 X 16 © Valerii Klymchuk / Валерий Климчук
Cultural Differences

548 West 28th St (6th Floor, Suite # 632)
10001 New York City
NY
US
January 14th, 2014 - February 1st, 2014
Opening: January 23rd, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.viridianartists.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
bronx
EMAIL:  
viridianartistsinc@gmail.com
PHONE:  
(212) 414-4040
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 12-6
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DESCRIPTION

 

VALERII KLYMCHUK

"Cultural Differences ”

January 14th – February 1st, 2014

Reception Thursday, January 23, 6-8 PM

 

Chelsea: Viridian Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by the artist VALERII KLYMCHUK entitled Cultural Differences”. The show opens January 14th and continues through February 1st, 2014. In celebration, a reception will be held on Thursday, January 23, 6-8 PM.

Valerii Klymchuk is an artist who is also a System Analyst mathematician from Artemovsk in the Ukraine. Artemovsk is in Donetska Oblast, about an hour north of Donetsk, the heart of eastern Ukraine, a part of the country made up of industrial towns, factories and smokestacks. Like many before him, he came to America seeking to discover his dream and even his purpose for being on this planet.

Valerii was the first in his family to gain the honor of a gold medal at school, graduate from college, and learn English. Though mathematically gifted, he decided to trade his Artemovsk destiny as a mathematician for a New York dream to find freedom and came to the US full of hope and confidence that he would succeed in whatever he attempted. After struggling to find a job and a home here, purely by accident he discovered Art, the dream he had not realized he had, the magic of painting.

         The choice of the title for this exhibit is curiously interesting. For Klymchuk, the concept of Cultural Differences arose from of his own idea of personal knowledge and his realization about nature of differences between each of us. The artist says "Concept of Cultural Differences is a pure illusion. Every time we see Cultural Differences, that’s the time to wake up and to see...”

         Valerii confessed, "In my search for my cultural identity I saw the absurdity of trying to describe a Spiritual Human in short sentences. That’s how I discovered new exciting way of expressing myself through art. It gives me freedom to choose my own ways to deliver my message; it is my best way to be honest ... Freedom of artistic expression will no more be restrained by logic it will convey our meaning or thought."

          In 2011, Valerii got lucky when he entered Viridian's 22nd Annual Juried Competition and was selected by the curator Elisabeth Sussman of the Whitney Museum who was the Juror that year. Subsequently, he became a Viridian Artist and as they say, the rest is history.

         The artist goes on to saying "Only with respect to Cultural uniqueness of every human can we discover true answers to core questions of our life, see much greater truth about other people, cultures, and even about ourselves. Finding our own self-identity and embracing it will make us see the dawn of our civilization. Sunrise will bring joy of seeing how much we are all alike. As we open the doors guarding the truth, light of knowing ourselves will end suffering and our world will turn into garden. And there will be no logic left to justify wars…"

 

We hope that you will be able to meet this fascinating artist and share his vision of the future of respect to our Cultural Uniqueness seen behind doors of Cultural Differences.

 

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12-6PM          

For further information please contact Vernita Nemec, Gallery Director at 212 414 4040 or viridianartistinc@gmail.com

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