Artist Statement of Dmytriv Vikka

"Most of my works are graphic, primarily relying on the technique of monotypes. The colours of my work tend to be restrained and minimalistic. It includes graphic black and accent colours (lemon, pink, blue). An important component for me is a grid, which also carries an ideological component. On one hand, it is a filter through which all of the chosen images pass. On the other hand, it is a barrier that will never completely cover the what is being portrayed. In addition to the grid, I use images of hands, lips and eyes. These are the parts of the body that carry the most expressional charge. All of these images create different stories. There is no one static meaning behind them, so everyone can find and read their own meaning through the image."