Christina Byk's Architecture of Time exhibition
Yesterday at twelve o'clock in the afternoon, an exhibition was opened in our gallery, which depicts the beauty of historical urban architecture. Artist Christina Byk presented twenty paintings depicting nice places of different cities – Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Lviv, Ternopil and others. There are twelve personal exhibitions in the portfolio of the author, as well as participation in many joint exhibitions with other authors. Her paintings are stored in private collections in Poland, Canada, the US and other countries.
"I created these paintings within two years," the author says. – Subjects for them were chosen during the long walks through city streets, as well as during the trips to other cities. Of course, most of the paintings are devoted to the historical architecture of Ivano-Frankivsk, because it is my hometown. Unfortunately, the historical houses that are the decoration of our city are not properly preserved. "
The artist is particularly fascinated with ancient backyards, because they have a special atmosphere. In the future, Christina plans to create more paintings like this. On the "Winter Ancient Courtyard" picture, we can see one of the ancient Ivano-Frankivsk courtyards. We have just little of them left in our city. The colors on the painting accentuate the coziness of this place, and small details such as a bedsheet drying after washing give a realistic image.
The "Prayer for Frankivsk" painting depicts an architectural building in classic style in cool green colors. The bottom is the Fortress lane. Thanks to the dark top and bright bottom, the picture looks contrasting and attracts attention.
The artist also paid her attention to the Bastion Gallery. The entrance to our gallery, depicted in an artistic manner, can be seen on one of the canvases.