Bogdan Tomashevskiy

 

Hello!
My name is Bogdan Tomashevskiy. I am an artist from Ukraine.  
I graduated from the Academy of Arts and Architecture in 2010 and was working as an architect from 2008 till 2011. But in  
2011 there happened an event that changed my life, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. 
From 2012 I found strength in myself and changed my whole life, I became an artist.
I work with clay because it is a noble and environmentally friendly multi-faceted sculptural material.  
I create big size installations. Through my work I raise important for everyone social issues.
I believe that through visual art the artist must raise issues that can change the world.
I take part in residences, exhibitions and competitions.
in 2017 and 2018 I participated in the international art fair SCOPE and VOLTA (Art Basel)
Now there is a political and economical crisis in my country that does not allow the young artists to develop fully, it happens because of the lack of financing and poor institutions in the field of culture.
I hope that the world will ever see my works.
Best regards
Bogdan Tomashevskiy
ART STATEMENT

"Artist Bogdan Tomashevsky was born in 1986 in Uzhgorod, Ukraine. In 2010 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Kiev with bachelor degree in architecture and arts. He worked as an architect from 2008 till 2011. But in 2011 happened an event that turned his whole life upside down, he was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease Multiple Sclerosis. The disease struck the musculoskeletal system most of all and so Bogdan began a long and successful search for therapy and remission ...
During rehabilitation, he began to use clay to restore hand motor skills. Thus began his creative journey and later he used this material to create his art objects. “White, red clay and chamotte are noble and environmentally friendly multi-faceted sculptural materials, works from which can be exhibited in any gallery or museum of modern art",- says Bogdan.
Since 2012, Bogdan has changed his life, he already knew exactly what he would be doing in future, he found meaning and he had a dream. He has got married and has a 1.5 year old son. Bogdan no longer worked as an architect, but became a freelance artist. As every young artist he experimented, was looking for his own style and recognizable emphasize, a technique that would be modern, simple and complex at the same time. Thus, his first major work, an installation of 3x5 meters, was created. There were figures of people molded by hands from clay, more than 7 thousand of them which according to the concept of the project was proportional to the population of the earth. The main idea of this work was to remind the viewer that he is a temporary guest in this world, and it should not be forgotten. It was the first personal project Bogdan presented in one of the leading Ukrainian galleries.
Today Bogdan Tomashevsky participates in exhibitions and in international art fairs, he also wins contests for young artists which we can see in the artist's CV. He is a member of the Artist's Union of Ukraine.
He creates works from different materials, depending on the idea and theme of the project. “First comes the idea or question that the artist want to raise in, then comes material from which an art object is created",- says Bogdan”
For the last couple of years, besides the creation of large clay panels, he has been working on a project on the subject of ecology; this is a critical project about the present-day. Art objects he has created were a synthesis of various materials. Eco project is about where we are going and what awaits us if we don't think properly about huge ecological problems. 
Bogdan is also confident that with the help of visual art artists can raise questions on important social topics in order to change the world."
  • Bogdan Tomashevskiy

    After the rain clay, glaze

  • Bogdan Tomashevskiy

    Albuquerque Feldman Art Park festival. Kharkov, Ukraine 2015

    Series of sculptural objects, monuments that symbolize the city silhouettes around the world

  • Bogdan Tomashevskiy

    Cycles Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring

  • Bogdan Tomashevskiy

    This project is about people

Was born in 1986 in Transcarpathian region, Uzhgorod, Ukraine.
In 2010 graduated from Academy of fine art and architecture in Kyiv.
Since 2012 take part in art projects, exhibitions
PRIZES AND AWARDS
2014 became one of 150 young artists who are sponsored by Firtash Foundation Charity Fund
2015 1st prize in category “Sculpture”at the Feldman Art Park festival of young Ukrainian artists
Live and work in Ukraine.

 

2018
Summer Show, Voloshyn Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
VOLTA Basel Art Fair, Mironova gallery, Basel, Switzerland
Project «Amplitude» , Mironova gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
KIEV ART WEEK, Mironova gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
Project «Where Do We Go From Here?» IZOLYATSIA, Kyiv, Ukraine

2017
Summer Show, Voloshyn Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
Scope Basel Art Fair, Voloshyn Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
National museum of Ukrainian Lavra,  Kyiv, Ukraine

2016
GogolFest,project «BABYLON»  Kyiv, Ukraine.
"Phantom Makers" Dukley art center, Kotor, Montenegro
Project “Heritage” Voloshyn gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
"10xYONG", Mystetska Zbirka gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine

2015
“Feldman Art Park“, park museum of contemporary art, Kharkov, Ukraine.
“Joke“, “Corydor“ gallery, Uzhgorod, Ukraine.
"Practice of modification", Modern Art Research Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine
"INSTAART", Mystetska Zbirka gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
"Inspired by Black Square", Mystetska Zbirka gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine.
“Resentment”, Shcherbenko Art Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine.
“1+1+”, solo project, Shcherbenko Art Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2014
“The proposed period of time“, “Corydor“ gallery, Uzhgorod, Ukraine.
ART KYIV Contemproary IX, “Mystetska Zbirka”gallery, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine.
“Energy”, Slava Frolova ArtPicnic, Kyiv, Ukraine.
“Temporary Exhibition”, “Situation” project, “Corydor” gallery, Uzhgorod, Ukraine.
Slava Frolova-Group, Museum “Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine”, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Book Arsenal IV, Slava Frolova-Group, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine
“Civil Mysticism”, Modern Art Research Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2013
GogolFest, art cluster Vydubychi, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Slava Frolova-Group, Museum “Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine”, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Dedicated to the Artist’s Day, National Union of Artists of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2012
“House in House”, Solmaz Foladi, М17, Kyiv, Ukraine

Contact details

Bogdan Tomashevskiy
artist

Ukraine, Kyiv, 02095
Knyajiy Zaton 11 street,
Ap № 136

Artistic Director(s)

Bogdan Tomashevskiy

Online

Email: bodgorno@gmail.com
Web: http://tomashevskiy.tumblr.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TomashevskiyBogdan

Productions

exhibition "This is a project about people"

Duration: One month
Number of people on road: N/A
Freight: Freight necessary

Freight details:

DELIVERY by transportation services in a securely packed wooden box.

Description

Concept: (short)

1+1+1” is the project about all of us, about the people and for the people, about each of us with his unique, personal opinion, will, feelings. It is close and clear for the audience, but certainly everyone will invest in the reading of the project something personal, something that will shut down and fill it with additional meanings.

 

Concept: (long)

Self-identification, awareness of self-essence is impossible without the relations with other people. And although the “other” word provides contrast, dissimilarity, it is not totally alien image for a person who designs it. Each of us is original and unique but one is similar to another. Another constantly accompanies us, he is part of our inner and outer world. Every day we see dozens of people, we notice our similarities and differences, we seek common and special.

So, every detail at work, which was created by Bogdan Tomashevskyi, is the one and only, but at the same time, it is a part of the whole. If you look at the subject from a distance, you can not distinguish one silhouette from others – all they merge into a solid pattern, an abstract relief, which was formed through the thousands of components.

“1+1+1” is the project about all of us, about the people and for the people, about each of us with his unique, personal opinion, will, feelings. It is close and clear for the audience, but certainly everyone will invest in the reading of the project something personal, something that will shut down and fill it with additional meanings.

Extra information

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

The total size of the object is 300x500cm. Consists of 15 wooden panels, 1 panel size is 100x100cm.

There are approximately 7-8 thousand of figures of people, they are 4-7 cm high, made from white and red clay. Each figure was created individually, manually by hands. Formation and copying were not used. Sculptural figures are attached to wooden panel with silicone sealant.

SPECIFICATIONS

15 panels are mounted on a specially created wooden frame according to the size of the installation.

While mounting of art installation two people are required.

The recommended ceiling height of the location is more than 3 meters.

The installation was exhibited once in Ukraine in 2014 in the Shcherbenko Art Center in Kiev.

At the moment I am looking for a place for re-exposure outside of Ukraine.

Open to cooperation with Art Funds, Museums, galleries.

Also in the portfolio, there are other exhibition objects made from different materials.