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“Colours of the City” by Vasyl Bobita



“Colours of the City” by Vasyl Bobita

On 16 October 2018, in the Transcarpathian Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, Vasyl Bobita presented a personal exhibition of works under the title “Colours of the City”. Almost all works are exhibited for the first time.

The exposition occupies two halls of the museum, the author himself explains its name as follows: “The city is often perceived as grey, but I wanted to enhance its colours – hence the name “Colours of the City.” I wanted to make it more beautiful and brighter with the help of colour. Grey cities were under the Soviets, but now it is not. In general, Urbanism is my favourite topic. Only city landscapes, mostly Czech, are presented at this exhibition. I especially love Prague. I visited it for the first time in 1975 and fell in love with this city. Since then I've been there almost every year. “Colours of the City” – it's not only colour, but also emotions and mood. I tried to create a pleasant image of the city in which I would like to live and create”, – says Vasyl Bobita.

The colour scheme of Vasyl Bobita is bright and clean. The artist admits that he mostly likes blue, but when he chooses colours, he always thinks about how to convey mood and emotion with their help.

Most of the exhibited works were created during 2018, although there are several works of 2015-2017. The aroma of fresh paint and rich colours immerse the viewer in a creative atmosphere – almost seventy canvases will take you on the streets of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, and France. There are Transcarpathian city motifs as well.  So, walking through the halls is just a pleasure.

The author's style is recognizable – it is a synthesis of several directions; in total, his works are interesting and original. “I am not a supporter of open abstraction: I think that even an abstraction should carry some kind of idea, content,” says the artist.

The exposition will last at least two weeks. 

Text: Kseniia Shokina
Photo: Nataliia Pavlyk
© Art & Culture Foundation Brovdi Art