"As long as children draw - life goes on".

The exhibition "Baranovsky. Ukraine. Children" is the second event of the International Charity Project of Contemporary Ukrainian Art introduced by Andriy Baranovsky and the Charitable Foundation "Inevitable Victory". The first event was held in London on 28 July 2022. Collected funds were donated for the needs of children from Mariupol.

The exhibition is held in the historical Premier Palace Hotel in Kyiv from July 22 to September 2, 2022, and will end with a charity auction on the last day. All the collected funds will be directed to help Ukrainian children.

The exhibition presents paintings and installations by Andrii Baranovsky, created during the 8 years of war in Ukraine, as well as paintings that are created by his young colleagues:

"Children of war, real war, who live under shelling, sirens, play with parental camouflage, and at the age of 5 know all types of weapons - these children paint peace—the sun, flowers, the shining horizon, dad and mom, the sea and the stars. Our little creators bring us beauty, that is not allowing us to relax on the way to victory, on the way to peace." - Yuliya Trifonova, Charity Project Coordinator.

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The artwork series "Iron Endurance" was painted during the treatment in the hospital after Andrii Baranovsky was wounded while serving in the anti-terrorist operation in 2015. The artwork series "Forks and Spoons" shows the author's vision of the life changeable and the eternal desire of humanity to eat someone else's piece.
In addition to paintings, the exhibition includes two installations. A metal and wood sculpture called "Mirror Blindness" (2019) symbolizes the difficulty of understanding each other. The sculpture "Egg Guardian" is an iron dragon that protects its newborn egg as if it's his only meaning in life. It is made from the burnt metal of a portable anti-aircraft missile complex near Donetsk, which was presented to the artist by his soldier friends in 2021.

Since 24 February, Andriy Baranovsky has been serving in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, putting down his brushes and picking up the weapons.

"An artist must always search for his truths. I believe everything will pass—both war and pain. But tenderness and love will remain in Ukraine. Our children will grow up in a happy, prosperous and free country. And as long as children draw - life goes on, - says the artist Andriy Baranovsky, - I am glad that the exhibition is presented in such a historical place as Premier Palace Hotel Kyiv, which has already turned 113 years old. I am impressed that this hotel hasn't stopped its work since the beginning of the war and had been a home for more than a hundred families with children who lived here for free during active military operations near Kyiv. The purpose of this exhibition is to help preserve the greatest value of Ukraine - its talented children. And also to convey to the world community that war has no boundaries and the whole world must protect its future." 
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The exhibition is open until the 2nd of September 2022.
The entrance is free of charge. 
Premier Palace Hotel Kyiv
Blvd. T. Shevchenko/Str. Pushkinska, 5-7/29


Informational reference
Andriy Baranovsky was born in 1964 in Ukraine in the village of Dobrivody. He lives and works in Kyiv. The artist graduated from the Kyiv State Institute of Applied Arts and Design named after Mykhailo Boichuk and the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine.
The artist is a member of the Union of Designers of Ukraine and has participated in numerous Ukrainian and international exhibitions. One of the new but favorite areas of his work is religious painting. Mosaic icons made by Baranovsky decorate the Temple of the Order of Men in the Kyiv region.
In 1989, Andriy took part in a joint exhibition at the Ukrainian House in Chicago. Since then, he has been working, drawing in various directions, and engaging in painting, design, photography, and sculpture. The Master's works have found their place in private collections in Canada, the USA, Ukraine, Germany, Australia, Russia, and Great Britain. You can also see his art at the Saatchi Gallery.
Andriy Baranovsky took part in the anti-terrorist operation, where he was wounded, after which he created a cycle of 13 works "Iron Endurance", dedicated to the courage of Ukrainians.
Partners of the event
Premier Palace Hotel Kyiv, European Business Association, Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, Forum, Charitable Foundation "Vesna!", UGC, Medical Laboratory LLC, Creative Kitchen Art Studio, RA Gallery.
Information support - ICTV and Espresso.TV

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