Artist Statement of Bogdan Zadorozhnyi

Bogdan 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."

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