Recycled Lenin #2 (2023)
Painting, Oil on Canvas
Size: 104 x 84,5 x 5 cm | 40.9 x 33.2 x 1.9 inch
The canvas is mounted on a supported wooden frame and sold ready to hang. The painting is framed with a hand-painted wooden frame. Frame dimensions are 104 x 84,5 x 5 cm | 40.9 x 33.2 x 1.9 inch. The unframed painting is 90 x 70 cm | 39.3 x 27.5 inch. It is signed, titled, and dated on the back. The canvas is a little damaged.
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About the Artwork
This contemporary artwork is a modified soviet-era oil portrait of Lenin.
For many Ukrainians who, like me, share Western values, Lenin is a dictator and murderer who initiated an occupation of my country in 1917-1921. From that time until 1991, Ukraine wasn't free.
Even now, like numerous old soviet-era propagandistic images of Lenin, the ghost of a monster country called the USSR is still here. Lenin's successor from the Kremlin tries to destroy an independent Ukraine and pull it into Moscow's deadly hug.
In my art project, I try to overcome my country's traumatic historical experience by transforming the USSR's sinister shards into something funny and not scary. I try to show that we can defeat even the strongest evil. But even in a case of a win, we must be alert to prevent the enemy from rising again.