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Богдан
Задорожний
Ukraine 
born in 1966 •
 
artist, collector
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Bogdan Zadorozhny was born in 1966 in Kyiv and graduated from Kyiv State Art Institute in 1992. He is a son of the famous Ukrainian artist, sculptor, and monumentalist, Ivan-Valentin Zadorozhny (1921-1988).

Bohdan Zadorozhnyi's paintings are characterized by bright coloristics, interesting and original formula. His works are influenced by the informal art of the mid-20th-century: by Franz Klein, Fernand Leger. At the same time, his works are united with those of Alexander Bogomazov, Mikhail Boychuk, and Maria Pryimachenko due to the Ukrainian ethnic motives and decorative art presented in his masterpieces. He tends to both use traditional art techniques (canvas, oil paints), and traditional themes (landscape, still life), as well as endow his works with fantastic, sometimes mind-blowing images and symbols, where everyday objects acquire fabulous shapes.

There is a clear visible stained technique, which is somehow hidden under a flat primitive form, and through which the light color is shimmered. Marshall McLuhan said that "the medium is the message," but Bogdan Zadorozhni makes his color itself to become meaningful, combining archetypal, civilizational, and modern; showing on the canvas the nature spirit alongside the national spirit. Zadorozhnyi's pictural art possesses a prominent place in the modern Ukrainian "great style."

The exhibitions are:

• 1988 – exhibition "Picturesque Ukraine," the Ukrainian Artists Union, Kiev
• 1989 - Republic exhibition of drawings (a cycle of illustrations to "The Lay of Igor's Warfare"), the Ukrainian Artists Union, Kiev
• 1991 - group exhibition at the United Nations agency in Ukraine, Kiev
• 1991 - group exhibition at the Youth Theatre, Kiev
• 1991 - group exhibition (together with the artists of the "Molot" Moscow group), the Ukrainian Artists Union, Kyiv
• 1993 - one-person exhibition, Saint-Etienne, France
• 1997 - one-person exhibition, Kyiv
• 1999 - one-person exhibition in the "Colors" gallery, Kiev
• 1998, 2000, 2003 - group exhibitions at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv
• 2006 - participation in the International Art Festival, Ukrainian House, Kyiv
• 2006 - participation in the international scientific conference "Traditions and Culture," the Association "New Acropolis," Kiev
• 2006 - exhibition "The Week of Arts," at the National Pedagogical University named after. Drahomanov, Kiev
• 2008 - participation in the charity auction, at the Ivan Honchar Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine
• 2008, 2009, 2010 – a series of exhibitions, at the Library of theater, music, and cinema, Kyiv, Ukraine
• 2007, 2009, 2012 - group exhibition "From Trypillya to the present," the “Ukraine-3000” Fund, the Ukrainian Artists Union, Kyiv
• 2012 - one-person exhibition, Guesthouse, Kiev
• 2012 - one-person exhibition, Artech House “Remzavod,” Chernihiv
• 2012 - one-person exhibition "the Stained glass of colorforms," the ABC-Art gallery, Kiev
• 2012 - participation in the "Ukrainian Folk-Modern" triennial, Chernivtsi

His works belong to private collections in Ukraine, France, Sweden, USA, Italy, and Japan.

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