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Bulkina Anna
Place of birth Luhansk
Place of living and work Lviv
About myself and my artworks

Anna Bulkina's painting - is the approach of light to the body. Light, observed by the skin to density and soft textures - so it would be perceived through the gap between eavy eyelids, in the evening languor under the cooled down sun.

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ARTIST'S PAINTINGS (95)
BIOGRAPHY
Education

1988-1992 - Art School, Lugansk

1993-1999 - Academy of Arts, Lviv

EXHIBITIONS

1995 - International exhibition "Autumn Salon", Lviv

1997 - Personal exhibition in the gallery "Yarovit", Lviv

1998 - Exhibition "New proposals", museum of Ethnography, Lviv

2000 - Personal exhibition in the gallery "Griffin", Kyiv

2000 - Personal exhibition, Ivano-Frankivsk

2001 - Group exhibition "13", Palace of Arts, Lviv

2009 - International exhibition "Lemkivskij Jerusalem" Gorlica, Poland

2010 - Solo exhibition at the cafe "World of Coffee", Lviv

2011 - Solo exhibition at the gallery "KORALLI", Lviv

2011 - "White Exhibition", Gallery "Koralli", Lviv

2011 - "Portrait", Gallery "Koralli", Lviv

2012 - Personal exhibition, Gallery "KORALLI", Lviv

2013 - A series of solo exhibitions in 10 cities of Lithuania, in the framework of the project "Art in Old Lithuanian Manors 2013"

Plein Air

2008 - "Vipche" Verkhovyna, Carpathians

2012 - "Raigardas", Druskininkai, Lithuania

2014 - "Terrakultura" Sheshory, Carpathians

2015 - "Dubisi", Lithuania

2015 - "Ciurlionis", Gallery "SOFA", Druskininkai, Lithuania

2015 - "Izki", Izki village, Carpathians

2016 - "Ciurlionis", Gallery "SOFA", Druskininkai, Lithuania

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KyivGallery Art Critic Art critic's review 26/06/2018

The great advantage of abstract art in comparison with other types is that it is allegorical, the language of allegories reveals something intimate in front of us that it is impossible to present with ordinary means.

Stories told by picturesque language of Anna Bulkina fascinate - this is a holistic life action, akin to theatre. The feeling increases even more when you look at characters resembling some "archetypes" or unearthly creatures. They are adorable and magnetic. This magnetism reveals not only in the plastic language, but also in the color range.

Fascinating, narrated by the picturesque language of Anna Bulkina's story - this is a holistic life action, akin to theatrical. The feeling increases even more when you look at characters resembling some "archetypes" or unearthly creatures. They are adorable and magnetic. This magnetism is manifested not only in the plastic language, but also in the color range.

So in the painting "Exotic evening performance" the color palette is unusually exquisite. Invisible light flows through the space of the picture, revealing the delicate pearls of azure, pearly pink and delicate scarlet, slowly fades in the corners of the canvas in brown and green tones. Such airy flicker of colors - they seem to shine from within - are characteristic of all Anna's works. This artist encapsulates this color element in clear outline contours, and everything pictured: trees, objects, characters, seem monolithic and peaceful in their static. And the viewer does not leave the feeling that these people and animals looking at you from the paintings, slowly contemplating themselves.

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Ostap Slyvynskyi Art critic's review 12/07/2018

Light, sinks into the tiny gap between the body and the world, translated into some other, parallel palette, not peculiar to any season or time of day. This is the essence of light settles on the bottom ofthe glass vessel incandescent during the day, inverted panopticon.

Painting of shadows, "dead season", protracted low tide. Even borderline images of this melancholic panorama (absolute black - crow sitting near flat on the sand body and extremely bright - old coffee shop, framed by tired soundings accordion and pipes) do not come out of this uniform procession, timekeeping, the consciousness of the one who is in the picture only in sensitive, wary body. Reading, dream, death - these are the forms of his lack, perceived by us as both a veil and space for guessing.

Anna Bulkina's paintings' viewer is a bystander. Mirror reflection is another mystery. The man who looks in the mirror is absent for us? In her paintings she is usually depicted in profile, semi-present, while the reflection looks directly into our eyes. Perhaps such prudence of things prefers to be opened through a system of mirrors, and the wall of Plato's cave is covered with silver? We are again inevitably the strangers. Although the laws of optics are such that she who is looking in the mirror, in semi-profile, see in it us. Us.

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KyivGallery Art Critic Art critic's review 26/06/2018

The great advantage of abstract art in comparison with other types is that it is allegorical, the language of allegories reveals something intimate in front of us that it is impossible to present with ordinary means.

Stories told by picturesque language of Anna Bulkina fascinate - this is a holistic life action, akin to theatre. The feeling increases even more when you look at characters resembling some "archetypes" or unearthly creatures. They are adorable and magnetic. This magnetism reveals not only in the plastic language, but also in the color range.

Fascinating, narrated by the picturesque language of Anna Bulkina's story - this is a holistic life action, akin to theatrical. The feeling increases even more when you look at characters resembling some "archetypes" or unearthly creatures. They are adorable and magnetic. This magnetism is manifested not only in the plastic language, but also in the color range.

So in the painting "Exotic evening performance" the color palette is unusually exquisite. Invisible light flows through the space of the picture, revealing the delicate pearls of azure, pearly pink and delicate scarlet, slowly fades in the corners of the canvas in brown and green tones. Such airy flicker of colors - they seem to shine from within - are characteristic of all Anna's works. This artist encapsulates this color element in clear outline contours, and everything pictured: trees, objects, characters, seem monolithic and peaceful in their static. And the viewer does not leave the feeling that these people and animals looking at you from the paintings, slowly contemplating themselves.

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Ostap Slyvynskyi Art critic's review 12/07/2018

Light, sinks into the tiny gap between the body and the world, translated into some other, parallel palette, not peculiar to any season or time of day. This is the essence of light settles on the bottom ofthe glass vessel incandescent during the day, inverted panopticon.

Painting of shadows, "dead season", protracted low tide. Even borderline images of this melancholic panorama (absolute black - crow sitting near flat on the sand body and extremely bright - old coffee shop, framed by tired soundings accordion and pipes) do not come out of this uniform procession, timekeeping, the consciousness of the one who is in the picture only in sensitive, wary body. Reading, dream, death - these are the forms of his lack, perceived by us as both a veil and space for guessing.

Anna Bulkina's paintings' viewer is a bystander. Mirror reflection is another mystery. The man who looks in the mirror is absent for us? In her paintings she is usually depicted in profile, semi-present, while the reflection looks directly into our eyes. Perhaps such prudence of things prefers to be opened through a system of mirrors, and the wall of Plato's cave is covered with silver? We are again inevitably the strangers. Although the laws of optics are such that she who is looking in the mirror, in semi-profile, see in it us. Us.

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