“Achilles” Modern Historical genre 2018

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Location: Ukraine, Kiev
Artist
Petro Antyp
Petro Antyp. Achilles
ID: 10611
Artist: Petro Antyp (b. 1959)
Year of manufacture: 2018
Size: 25 x 60 x 23 cm
Style: Modern
Genre: Historical genre

Information about the artist

Petro
Antyp
They say that the future is always hidden in the past. This idea is very close to me, so I am persistent in studying the global, European and Ukrainian history. The beginning determines the system of coordinates for the whole development process. The study of primary sources makes us understand the reality and historical perspectives of humanity and nations.

Actually, we are living in the future now, though have not realized it. The world around us differs drastically from the one we were borne and grown up in. We are living in the transition time, where the old model of humanity is over, while the new one has not been formed yet. I am interested in this crisis state of mind, when a human is trying to perceive the today’s metamorphoses of civilization.

To materialize my idea I often turn to the ancient archetypal image of Ukrainian steppe, a stone anthropomorphic stele, which used to be a storage (tomb) of ancestors’ souls. Our Ancestors believed in immortality of soul, and their burial ritual was based on the reincarnation idea, the concept of being borne repeatedly. I like a life affirming, and at the same time, mystic character of ancient beliefs. They inspire me to create fancy cosmic worlds with “star showers”, structured like cells of biological organisms on the Earth.