Mykhailo Pokutnii “At home. Sun”
2020; graphics; paper, watercolor, marker; 70 x 90 cm
Description: “At home” series
This series was created during quarantine. I imagined how a girl during a long time of loneliness and locked up at home behaves. While working on the sketches, thinking about people, it seemed to me that many of them were beginning to remember their travels, dream of good places, and imagine that they were there now, trying hard to get closer to the window, place plants everywhere, and listen to good music.
About artist: Mykhailo Pokutnii
Mykhailo Pokutnii is a Ukrainian artist who works in various styles of graphic and calligraphic painting.
The author’s works consist of a series of paintings that tell stories. The artist works on the development of lines, basic shapes, and creates figurative from a limited number of details and colors. This allows the viewer to look at the problem or the author’s observation and quickly recognize and think about what he or she often does not notice or ignore. In addition, through changes in standard forms, the artist shows the fluidity of the human body or objects, their interaction with the environment.
Recently, the artist is expressed in drawings to study the reaction of the viewer, controversial, provocative plots, a kind of dialogue with thoughts and life experiences.
Most of the artist works with acrylic, watercolor, markers, and often uses modified and non-standard materials such as reflective and light-accumulating pigments, phosphor, color-changing powders, plastic balls, stone crumbs, threads and more.
The artist’s works are widely spread in private collections in Ukraine and around the world.