NOTE: My current portfolio is located at www.Photic.ca. Please check it out there. I'm no longer updating the Carbonmade pages. (Jan 2012)
Bio & Recent Work
My viewpoint is born of an urban upbringing in post-Soviet Kyiv, Ukraine. It is strongly informed by politics and activism and sustained by frequent journeys.
In these photographs, the overlooked takes center stage. There is a curiousity about the significance of stray objects, textures, geometries, and shadows in our urban environments. Working without artificial light, I record scenes as I see them, rather than staging them. The process here is playful and experimental. It often pairs obscure old optics, film materials, and digital processing.
I hope to use photography to bring attention to contrasts and inequalities. Now living in Vancouver, I attempt to explore the city's divides - socio-economic, architectural, etc.
My photographic works are held in private collections in Canada, United States, and France and are part of the Getty Images' Creative collection.
Art Exhibitions:// UPCOMING 01.2012 // The People's Gallery, a bicycle-based travelling art exhibit ... 3-5.2011 UNCEDED Exhibit @ Nice Cafe, Vancouver [Solo] 11.2010 Eastside Culture Crawl festival, Vancouver - open studio 10.2010 Drift Art Festival , Vancouver - open studio & Drift opening exhibit 4-6.2010 HOME SWEET HOME, Madrid, Spain & Belgrade, Serbia [Group] 2-4.2010 CHARRED, Vancouver [Group] [Andriy curated & organized] more info 11.2009: URBANITIES 08-09 Exhibit @ Rootdown, Vancouver [Solo] 09.2009: Artful Sundays @ Britannia Community Centre, Vancouver [Outdoor Art] 08.2009: "It's Yours Take It" 2, outside Vancouver Art Gallery [Group Guerilla Exhibit] 03.2008: One Cool Word Magazine Art Sale @ Grace Gallery, Vancouver [Group]
Art & Editorial Publications:05.2008: One Cool Word Magazine - Spring 2008 Issue, p.5 12.2008 [Newspaper]: Georgia Straight - "Insite parties for its right to fight Harper" (Vancouver) 12.2008 [Book Cover]: Il sogno e la politica da Roosevelt a Obama (University of Firenze Press, Firenze, Italy) etc
Community Projects:2009-2011: Photography for the Mental Health Commission of Canada - documenting Bosman Hotel facility opening, "At Home" project launch, MHCC annual report, etc. 2.2010: Photography for Homelessness in British Columbia scrapbook, a project of the Community Support Worker Program, Selkirk College, Castlegar, BC, Canada.
Online:3.2010 + 2.2011: The Tyee - Your BC Photo Feature 11.2009: Georgia Straight - "Fire at Main and East Broadway" 10.2008: Georgia Straight - "Photographer captures Insite concert shutdown" etc etc
Your inquiries about prints, exhibits, publication and collaborations should be directed to Andriy@Photic.ca.