“The Deformation”, new project by American street artist Zio Ziegler and Ukrainian artist Olexa Mann, was presented in Kyiv on June 23 at the metropolitan art space Sky Art Foundation.
The exhibition is organized by NGO Sky Art Foundation, and it is a part of the Urban Festival called Mural Social Club. The exposition runs until July 17th, 2016.
“Both artists work with the “deformation” of the human nature. The are trying to capture the internal and external transformation of the person”, says one of Mural Social Club curators Oleg Sosnov.
“With this indoor exhibition we want to show that street artists are creating masterpieces not only on walls, but also on canvases”, adds Dmytro Palienko, the patron Sky Art Foundation.
Zio Ziegler is an American artist, known for his intricately patterned paintings and his large-scale murals that can be seen in major cities in the U.S., Europe and Asia. His work reflects the diverse influences of late medieval and quattrocento painting, aboriginal, African and naive art, and the European graffiti movement. The artist studied at The Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University. Since graduating with a BFA from RISD in 2010, Ziegler has developed an international studio and mural practice to support his philosophy that art should be available to all. He currently lives and works in San Francisco.
Olexa Mann is a Ukrainian artist and illustrator. He spent his childhood in Algeria, later lived in Dnipropetrovsk, where he graduated from the local art college. The artist studied at Lviv National Academy of Arts. Since 1997 he participates in exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad. Many of his artworks belong to private collections all over the world: in Ukraine, Austria, Russia, France, Germany, Japan, USA and Canada. Mann is a founder of “Zombieland”, “New Anthropology” and the resident of the “Zhlob Art Project”. One of the founders of “Zhloboligiya”. Member of the Union of Free Artists called “Freedom or Death”. Co-founder of the Bacterium Art Group. Procurator at the Bacterium Gallery.